Umberto Sangiovanni is an acoustic, jazz piano player and music composer.He had published two cd: first one entitled “LA CONTRORA”, which was released in May 2004,second one called CALASOLE released in December 2006, both inspired to the world of the popular and traditional culture of the south of Italy; both cd were managed by Rai Trade (a music label of national television channel).He did many live radio concert on national channel (ex: Radio Rai 3 Suite, Concerts from Quirinale, Storie Interrotte –Radio Rai3, Inblu Radio) and show case on National Television Rai 1. With his quintet formation he participated in a prestigious musical event called "I Giardini del Quirinale" organised within the Quirinale building with a live radio concert that went on air on Radio Rai Tre on the 23rd of January 2005. In the summer 2005 they have participated also at the Valladolid Jazz Festival (Spain) and in the 2006 at the Taranta Night Festival (Apulian World Music Festival). From Maj 2007 the cd CALASOLE is in the “top album” of World Music Charts of ITunes(Italy). With cd CALASOLE Umberto Sangiovanni, pianist and music composer, is following an artistic solutions to the recovery of traditional and dialectal elements of its original country: the Apulia. His music take inspiration from the sonorous suggestions of the dialectal speech and the music, songs, ballads trace sonorous landscapes contaminates with infuences jazz and Mediterranean. Umberto’s artistic life is begun with its previous cd “the Controra executed from the alive in to the Quirinale, in several Italians music festival, in Germany, Spain and to the national French Radio. With Calasole, cd dedicated to one of the most important Italian historical figures ,Giuseppe Di Vittorio, Umberto Sangiovanni recovery lyrics of the popular peasant culture of `the ’900.
He worked also as music composer for many film directors (ex.
Carlo Lizzani,Lucio Gaudino,Ferzan Ozpetek) and write music for different film project, from documentary to the music film soundtrack.
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