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

“Veneziani is a wonderful bass player.„

— Charles L. Latimer - I Dig 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, 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

News

Mar 01 2017

Concerts in Miami

Thrilled about several upcoming performances at the top jazz clubs in Miami, Florida, at the beginning of May 2017! Please check the Events page for details.
Aug 01 2015

Tour 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 will have the honor to be a visiting artist, as part of the New York Jazz Workshop faculty, at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey. It will be 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.

Upcoming events

Jun
28
2017
Wednesday

Ricardo Grilli & Andrea Veneziani Duo @ The Lexington Hotel

5:00pm - 511 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017, United States
Free entrance
Jun
30
2017
Friday

Jostein Gulbrandsen & Andrea Veneziani Duo @ Aretsky’s Patroon

6:00pm - 160 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017, United States
Free entrance
Jul
7
2017
Friday

Jostein Gulbrandsen & Andrea Veneziani Duo @ Aretsky’s Patroon

6:00pm - 160 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017, United States
Free entrance