Simone Graziano

Florence was where I was born. I began studying piano at age six. Under the guidance of Stefano Fiuzzi, I received an honors degree in classical piano from the Conservatory of Florence “Luigi Cherubini.” I also studied jazz music simultaneously with classical music. I was a student at the Berklee School of Music, Boston. I was privileged to attend seminars and classes with John Taylor, Mauro grossi, Kenny Wheeler. Mulgerw Miller. Riccardo Fazi, Enrico Pieranunzi. Stefano Bollani. Franco D’Andrea. In recent years, I was able to record and play with many musicians, including Ares Tavolazzi (Chris Speed), Gilad Atzmon (Paul McCandless), Gilad Atzmon/Luciano Biondini, Gilad Atzmon, Gilad Atzmon, Gilad Atzmon, Gilad Atzmon, Gilad Atzmon, Gilad Atzmon, Gilad Attzmon, Piero Gori, Nico Gori, Nico Gori, Nico Gori, Nico Gori, Nico Gori, Nico Gori, Gori, Nico Gori, Mirko Guerrini, Mirko Guerrini, Nico Gori, Mirko Guerrini, Mirko Guerrini, Mirko Guerrini, Nico Gori, Mirko, Mirko Guiri, Mirko Ghiri, Mirko Gi, Mirko Ri, Nico Gori, Mirko Piri, Mirko Gori, Nico Gori 2009 was the year I recorded “Lightwalls” together with Ares Tavolazzi, Stefano Tamborrino, Nico Gori, Mirko Guerrini. The magazine JazzIt ranked Lightwalls among the top 100 international and national records of 2010. I was also awarded the Jazzit Award and Musica Jazz magazine called me the Top Jazz 2010’s best new talent. After a tour of Italy in March 2012, I recorded FRONTAL with Chris Speed, David Binney and Gabriel Evangelista at the Cavalicco studio Artesuono (UD), by Stefano Amerio. Auand RECORDS published the disc in April 2013. Frontal played at many festivals and exhibitions three years ago. In the TOP JAZZ 2013 organized by Musica Jazz in the category Best Young Talent, Frontal was ranked 4th. Frontal was also named in the “records” category as one of the top discs of 2013. Since 2011, I have been a teacher of ensemble and piano at the Siena Jazz Foundation. Since 2014, I have been a professor of piano at University of Siena Jazz (SJU). From

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