Vittorio Cosma

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Vittorio Cosma
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Background information
Born (1965-03-11) March 11, 1965 (age 53)
Varese, Italy
Genres Jazz, jazz fusion, rock,
Occupation(s) Musician, record producer
Instruments Piano
Years active 1980s–present
Associated acts Stewart Copeland

Vittorio Cosma (born 11 March 1965) is an Italian pianist, record producer, conductor, and arranger.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Varese, Cosma studied piano at the Milan Conservatory and later jazz piano under Patrizio Fariselli and Franco D'Andrea. He made his professional debut as keyboardist in the bands Volpini Volanti and Premiata Forneria Marconi, with whom he made four tours and recorded Miss Baker.[1][2]

His activities as composer, arranger, and producer began in the late 1980s for Eugenio Finardi's album Il vento di Elora. He also curated several compilation albums of jazz and fusion music, and composed scores for films, TV series, and commercials.[1][2]

Cosma is a longtime collaborator with the musical group Elio e le Storie Tese. His collaborations also include Pino Daniele, Ornella Vanoni, Renato Zero, Ivano Fossati, Stewart Copeland, Roberto Vecchioni, Ricchi e Poveri, Mike Francis, Enrico Ruggeri, Teresa De Sio, Nino Buonocore, Grazia Di Michele.[1][2]

In 2017 he recorded an album as a member of the supergroup Gizmodrome with Stewart Copeland, Adrian Belew, and Mark King.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Riccardo Giagni. "Cosma, Vittorio". Gino Castaldo (edited by). Dizionario della canzone italiana. Curcio Editore, 1990. pp.439-40.
  2. ^ a b c Enrico Deregibus. "Vittorio Cosma". Dizionario completo della Canzone Italiana. Giunti Editore, 2010. p. 656. ISBN 8809756258. 
  3. ^ Giles, Jeff (15 September 2017). "Adrian Belew and Stewart Copeland Say New Gizmodrome Band Project Was an 'Immediate Lovefest'". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved 12 November 2017. 

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