Piazzolla All-Stars Band just returned from their first tour
(Published: May 27, 2012)
The "Piazzolla All-Stars Band", featuring Dominique DiPiazza - best known for his time in John Mclaughlin's band in the 1990's, Daniel "Pipi" Piazzolla - grandson of the Great Astor Piazzolla, nominee of a Latin Grammy in 2012, and Roman Miroshnichenko - one of the most prominent guitar players in all of Eastern Europe and Independent Music Awards winner, just returned from their first tour together. The band performed three shows, the first being on the 20th of May in the Omsk Philharmonic Hall, Siberia, Russia, then on the 22nd of May at one of the biggest and most prestigious guitar festivals in Europe, the "World of Guitar" Festival in Kaluga, Russia, and final performance on the 23rd of May at the Belgorod Philharmonic Hall in Belgorod, Russia.
"I am very proud and excited to come to Russia and play with the "All Stars Band! It is a great honor for me to be a part of this project and play with such great musicians. I am sure our collaboration will be fruitful and a delight for the audiences!" - says Dominique DiPiazza.
"I'm pretty happy to make this tour, because three different cultures get together to make music for the first time. And that's the magic of jazz music! Roman is an extraordinaire guitar player!! And I saw Dominique with John Mclaughlin live when i was a teenager and he blows me away. It's nice, the fact that we are going to play some of my grandfather's songs . For me he was one of the great composers of 20th century." - says Daniel Piazzolla
The "Piazzolla All-Stars Band" program is a unique group that merges fluently both jazz and tango, while infusing it with a series of arrangements by Piazzolla. The band members then incorporate in some of their own jazz-fusion compositions to make a unique, yet somehow familiar new sound. While the program is dedicated to the legendary Astor Piazzolla, the members of the "All-Stars Project", do not simply execute works of the great composer (but many an audience member was able to guess, in advance, which song was about to be executed when they heard a familiar melody). The band uses the elements of Astor Piazzolla's tango framework, which allows them time to manifest their own personal musical expression and talent. And there, on the stage, at the moment of improvisation, they came together in a fantastic, cohesive whole. The expectant audience (sold out months in advance) was noticeably choked up with emotion and clapped exuberantly after each of the numerous solos.
More Information: http://romanmiroshnichenko.com/en/proj/17/