|Born||July 11, 1983|
|Origin||New York City, New York, USA|
|Genres||Pop, Rock, Jazz|
143/Reprise/Warner Bros. Records
|Website||Official Web Site|
Life and career
Born in New York City in an Italian-American family, Cincotti started playing a toy piano at the age of three. While in high school, he regularly performed at clubs throughout Manhattan and performed at the White House. At the 2000 Montreux Jazz Festival, he won an award for a rendition of Dizzy Gillespie's "A Night in Tunisia." In 2002, he reached No. 1 on the Billboard Traditional jazz Charts, the youngest solo artist to do so to date.
Cincotti appeared in a small role in the 2004 Bobby Darin biopic Beyond the Sea and contributed to the film's soundtrack. He also had a small role as the Piano Player in the Hayden Planetarium in Spider-Man 2. His song "December Boys" is featured in the 2007 film December Boys, starring Daniel Radcliffe. He appeared as himself in the third season of the Netflix series House of Cards.
His self-titled debut album is a compilation of traditional jazz songs, while his second album, On the Moon, featured some of the artist's own songs. Combining elements of pop, jazz, funk and, rock, his third studio album, East of Angel Town, features all original works by the artist and was released in 2007 in Europe and in January 2009 in USA.
This project began when Cincotti teamed up with producer David Foster (who signed him to a new contract on his Reprise/Warner Bros.-distributed 143 Records), producer Humberto Gatica, and producer/sound designer Jochem van der Saag.
In July 2012, Peter and his sister Pia Cincotti wrote and produced an original full length musical entitled "How Deep Is The Ocean?" (music and lyrics by Peter Cincotti, and book by Pia Cincotti) which debuted at The New York Musical Theater Festival (NYMF) to sold out audiences in New York.
- 2003 - Peter Cincotti (USA #118)
- 2004 - On the Moon (ITA #35, FRA #21, USA #128)
- 2007 - East of Angel Town (#SWI 22, #ITA 65, FRA #16, BEL #26)
- 2012 - Metropolis
- 2003 - My Favorite Time Of Year
- 2007 - Goodbye Philadelphia (FRA #21, AT #10, CH #10, GER #68)
- 2008 - Angel Town
- 2008 - December Boys
- 2012 - My Religion
- 2013 - Madeline
DVD and video
- Peter Cincotti: Live in New York (2004)
- "Mio nonno paterno era di Napoli, mia nonna di Piacenza.." - "My paternal grandfather was from Naples, my grandmother from Piacenza..". See: http://milano.corriere.it/milano/notizie/concerti_e_locali/10_agosto_3/cincotti-arena-vigano-1703510876679.shtml
- Official website
- Peter Cincotti on Facebook
- Peter Cincotti on Myspace
- Goodbye Philadelphia - video from East of Angel Town
- Promotional video for East of Angel Town