“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, 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
“Oltreoceano is the wonderful self-produced recording debut of bassist Andrea Veneziani. The Italian-born, New York-based musician has a fantastic voice on the instrument and does terrific work as a composer make this a fantastic effort.„
— Glenn Daniels - The JazzPage
Aug 01 2015
Concerts in Norway and Italy
Very excited about the performances in Norway and Italy for the summer of 2015! Please visit the Events page for the exact itinerary.
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.
Jostein Gulbrandsen Trio @ Bar Next Door
7:30pm - 129 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 10012, United States
$12 cover charge, for information visit www.lalanternacaffe.com
Sylvie Boisiel Band @ Connetquot Public Library
2:00pm - 760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia, NY 11716, United States
Ginetta Silvi Trio @ Harlem Tavern
6:00pm - 2153 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York, NY 10026, United States