Andrea Molinari

Andrea Molinari, an Italian guitarist and composer, is also an arranger.

He was born in Jesi in the Marche in 1986 and began to play music as a child. He moved to Rome after completing his studies at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory and University of Music.

He graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. He was able to speak with and meet some of the most prominent jazz musicians in America, including Charles Altura, Mike Moreno and Mike Lage Lund.

He won the Jimmy Woode best guitarist award in 2010. The panel of judges consisted of Kurt Rosenwinkel and Rick Margitza as well as Dado Moroni, Dado Morito, Dado Moroni, Eddie Gomez, Dado Sanchez, Dado Molinari, and Gege Telesforo. Molinari won a national competition to be an Italo French resident, promoted by the French Institute of Italy and the French Embassy, the MIDJ Musicisti Italiani di Jazz – Italian Jazz Musicians), and the SIAE. The festival was held in the context of “Una striscia di terra feconda”, a festival that took place at Rome’s Casa del Jazz from 19 to 22 September 2018. The programme included a collaboration with Mederic Collignon, a renowned French musician, and a final concert that was recorded for Radio3.

He has performed in important Jazz Festivals, Theatres and Jazz Clubs in Europe, Asia and the United States, and has collaborated with internationally-renowned musicians. His debut album – “L’era dell’Acquario” feat. Logan Richardson was greatly appreciated by critics, listeners and colleagues.

Ropeadope Records released his new album “51” on 12 April 2019. Ropeadope Records is a US-based label that has released some of the most innovative and active artists in the world (Terrace Martin, Christian Scott, Snarky puppy, Aaron Parks).

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