“A solid, sitting down jazz debut, he teams with Kenny Werner, who brings the chops to keep the wheels on the track, and art is born.„
— Chris Spector - Midwest Record
“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
“Repertoire well conceived, musicians in great shape and a vibrant interplay make Oltreoceano a fine work, which reconciles with the formula of the piano trio, too often left at the mercy of clichés and tedious solutions.„
— Roberto Paviglianiti - All About Jazz Italia
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.
Jun 09 2012
Oltreoceano is now available at Disk Union and other stores in Japan and at Alessa Records in Austria!
May 11 2012
“Mark Rothko” played by Radio France
The tune “Mark Rothko” from my CD Oltreoceano has been played by Radio France. The show was broadcasted Friday 11th of May, but you can still visit their website by clicking here and listen to it at at 49:18!
Jazz Vocal Workshop Ensemble @ Michiko Rehearsal Studio
7:00pm - 149 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036, United States
Recording session for a BBC documentary
Red Line Commute @ Crudo Oyster Bar
8:00pm - 178 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10013, United States
Free entrance, for information visit www.crudo-nyc.com
Haruna Fukazawa Trio @ Antique Garage
1:00pm - 41 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10013, United States