Gianluca Petrella

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Gianluca Petrella
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Gianluca Petrella live at Jazz Festival in Saalfelden, 2009.
Background information
Born(1975-03-14)March 14, 1975
OriginBari, Italy
GenresJazz, Funk
Occupation(s)Bandleader, Composer
Years active1993 - current
LabelsBlue Note
Associated actsPat Metheny, Nicola Conte
Gianluca Petrella and Kresten Osgood in Aarhus, Denmark

Gianluca Petrella is an Italian jazz trombonist. He is internationally considered one of the best young jazz trombonists.[1] In 2001 he won Italy’s Django d’Or Award as well as Musica Jazz’s annual critics poll as Best Young Talent.[2] In 2006 and 2007 he was featured in Down Beat magazine, winning their award for "Best Emerging Artist" in the category for Best Trombonist.

He started his career with Roberto Ottaviano in 1993. He has worked with many international musicians including Joey Calderazzo, Jimmy Owens, Greg Osby, Carla Bley, Pat Metheny, Marc Ducret, Manu Dibango, Nicola Conte, Bobby Previte and Enrico Rava. His group Indigo 4, with Paolino Dalla Porta, Francesco Bearzatti and Fabio Accardi, has recorded the albums Indigo 4 and Kaleido. The recordings were released on Blue Note and were well accepted by critics. While noted influences include Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, and Sun Ra, Petrella also uses loops and sound effects.[3]


With Enrico Rava


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