Andrea Veneziani

“Veneziani is an assertive bassist with a strong, sharp tone. He solos superbly on Evans’ classic, “Time Remembered”.

Veneziani proves to be a distinctive tunesmith, with his scrambled and frenetic “Traffico”, his beautifully reflective “Night Flight” and “Mark Rothko”, his grey-shaded, minor key nod to the American abstract painter, which opens with a ringing bass solo.

Oltreoceano is a recording that demands multiple spins. New crags and facets of the music are revealed with repeated listening. Werner is exquisitely creative, and the trio is superbly interactive on this remarkable debut album from Andrea Veneziani.„

— Dan McClenaghan - All About Jazz

“With Oltreoceano, Veneziani has a chance to reflect on the last couple of years through sensitive arrangements that display his penchant for composition. After a brief interlude, the album opens with “Night Flight.” The piece is a Veneziani original presented in 3/4 time. It is light and opens with delicate piano before the entrances of Veneziani and Pederson set up an easy groove. The double bassist’s playing is warm. Another Veneziani original, “In Viaggio con Te” (“traveling with you”), invokes a number of time signature shifts. It moves effortlessly from a melodic opening waltz to 5/4, 7/4 and 4/4, all while keeping its pure tone and delightful musicality.

With a firm sense of jazz history and a desire to cross oceans of sound, Veneziani’s Oltreoceano is a swinging entry in what should be a very exciting career for the bassist.„

— Jordan Richardson - Canadian Audiophile

“Of the standards, Monk’s “Pannonica” and Parker’s “Segment” stand out. One of Veneziani’s best pieces is the shimmering, mid-tempo “Mark Rothko”, which features a solo introduction by the bassist.„

— Jon Ross - Downbeat

News

Jun 08 2014

Artist residency at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey

During the second week of June 2014 I had the honor to be a visiting artist, as part of the New York Jazz Workshop faculty, at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey. It was a great week of teaching and performing with Marc Mommaas, Tony Moreno, Fay Victor, Kenny Wessel and Nikolaj Hess. Please visit the Events page for the exact itinerary.
Jan 20 2013

Reviews, articles and more

My debut album Oltreoceano has been receiving many great reviews and awards in the past few months from world renowned magazines and websites. Please visit the Press page to read more about it! Among all I’m happy to announce that Oltreoceano has been selected as Top 10 Critics’ Choice 2012 by the prestigious magazine Jazziz. I am also very honored to have been chosen as May 2012 Artist of the Month by the website Critical Jazz. Also an interview with Mr. Brent Black has been published, check it out! Part one and part two. Also the tune “Mark Rothko” from my CD Oltreoceano has been broadcast by Radio France.
Jun 09 2012

Oltreoceano is now available at Disk Union and other stores in Japan and at Alessa Records in Austria!

My CD Oltreoceano is now available in some of the best music stores in Japan. Some copies have been purchased and distributed by Disk Union, check their website for more details. You can also buy physical copies from Alessa Records if you are in Austria.

Upcoming events

May
2
2015
Saturday

Afull Kobayashi Trio @ The Lexington Hotel

6:00pm - 511 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017, United States
Free entrance
May
1
2015
Friday

Sabrina Wender Quartet @ Le Cirque Cafe

8:30pm - 151 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10022, United States
Apr
30
2015
Thursday

Nobuki Takamen & Andrea Veneziani Duo @ The Lexington Hotel

6:00pm - 511 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017, United States
Free entrance