Andrea Veneziani

“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

“Veneziani’s solos are as beautiful as the dancing of a big carp.

The aesthetic of the music contained in Oltreoceano is very delicate and strong at the same time. The whole album has a peculiar, indescribable suggestiveness and it’s moisture is special. Moreover, it’s heart and soul put into the movements of a plain natural posture, but it never goes too dry or too introspective. That means it is very well balanced throughout the whole album, like romanticism with a part of amusement. This music is fantastic.„

Catfish Records

“The Italian, US resident double bassist/composer’s trio debut features his mentor Kenny Werner, and alternates between Monk-esque bop and something more meditative.„

— Selwyn Harris - Jazzwise

News

Feb 2022

Back in New York

I’m very happy to be back in New York after nearly a year and a half in Italy. Things are slowly getting back to normal and I have a new record coming out soon, stay tuned!
Mar 2020

COVID-19, Louis Armstrong Foundation and Jazz Foundation of America

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent global shutdown live events activity is very limited for the time being, please check the Events page for more information. I’m very grateful to the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation that awarded me with the Louis Armstrong Emergency Fund for Jazz Musicians and the Jazz Foundation of America that granted me their Musician’s Emergency Fund. Teaching online is still possible, so please visit the Teaching page for more details!
Dec 2019

Concerts in Rome

Very excited about the upcoming concerts in Rome with some of the best Italian musicians for the winter of 2019! Please visit the Events page for the exact itinerary.

Upcoming events

Dec
8
2022
Thursday

Andrea Veneziani Quartet @ Tarallucci e Vino

6:30pm - 15 East 18th Street, New York, NY 10003, United States
Dec
10
2022
Saturday

Ken Kobayashi Trio @ Silvana

7:00pm - 300 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10026, United States
Free entrance
Dec
16
2022
Friday

Lily Hickey & Andrea Veneziani Duo @ Concerts in Motion

2:00pm - 620 East 13th Street, New York, NY 10009, United States