ANDREA REA BIO
Born in Pomigliano D’arco - Napoli (Italy) in 1983, During his studies he met musicians like Kenny Barron, George Cables, Phil Markowitz, Kevin Hays, Dado Moroni, J.O. Mazzariello,Barry Harris.
He studied classical music with M° Mariano Patti.
At the age of 17 he founded the DEA Trio with Daniele Sorrentino and Elio Coppola with whom he won numerous contests including Baronissi Jazz,Piacenza Jazz, Teano Jazz, Tuscia in Jazz (M.Miller and K.Barron were in the jury)
In 2007 he won the Massimo Urbani Award (PIMU10) 1st prize jury.
In recent years he has played in numerous festivals around the world including Jarasum Jazz Festival (Seoul),Ronnie Scott’s (London), Umbria Jazz, Koktebel Jazz (Crimea) , Total Jazz (Reunion Island).
He is the pianist of (O.N.J.) Neapulitan Jazz Orchestra conducted by Mario Raja.
In 2010 he made his first record as a leader called “White Room” and in the same year he collaborated with many artists around the europe like Giovanni Amato, Daniele Scannapieco, Max ionata, Jerry Weldon.
He was the pianist of “Gianvarieta 2011 “ a popoular show on Radio Rai Uno by Gianluca Guidi.
In the 2014 he made his second record as a leader called “Arioso” with special guest Stefano Di Battista on soprano sax. Pianist Antonio Faraò wrote in his liner notes: I am impressed by Andrea’s writing versatility and by the confidence he has when he plays on more complex harmonic structures demonstrating a real control of the timing. I consider his new work to be a proof of great maturity.
In 2015 joyned the Stefano Di Battista 4et in tour for all the world untiil now.
He has recorded a Stefano di Battista italian standards 4et for Republica Espresso and the Album La Musica Provata with the very famous poet Erri De Luca.
In 2016 he has recorded the third album as a leader for the Norvegian Label Losen Record (out October 2016) with Marcello di Leonardo ed Daniele Sorrentino and in the same year the album “Secret Love” with DEA Trio for Itinera label.
Now he plays in The Stefano Di Battista 4et.
Over the years Andrea has performed alongside Stefano di Battista, Nicki Nicolai, Alfonso Deidda. Jerry Popolo, Daniele Scannapieco, Giampiero Virtuoso, Daniele
Sorrentino. Luca Pirozzi, Maria Pia de Vito. Dorio Deidda. Aldo Vigorito. Roberto Gatto, Vincenzo Saetta. Alessio Menconi,
Davide Costagliola, Marco Zurzolo, Alberto D'Anna. Sergio DiNatale. Tommaso Scannapieco. Giampiero Virtuoso.
Sandra Gibellini, Aldo Bassi, Giovanni Amato, Massimo Farao·. Aldo Zunino, Ray Mantilla, Shawn Monteiro, Joe Lovano,
Max lonata, Jerry Weldon. Gege Telesforo, Richard Galliano, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Archie Scheep, Alex Britti.