Andrea Veneziani

“Bassist Andrea Veneziani teams up with drummer Ross Pederson and featured pianist Kenny Werner for Oltreoceano. It is an excellent blend of originals and standards in a variety of tempos. They really swing on the cover of Charlie Parker’s “Segment” and “Traffico”, one of Veneziani’s originals. Each of the trio gets time in the spotlight and all are up to the challenge making this a formidable effort!„

— Oscar Groomes - O’s Place Jazz Magazine

“B+.„

— Tom Hull - Tom Hull on the Web

“Andrea Veneziani’s compositions are imaginative and lively, often constructed on the basis of danceable rhythms, and at the same time profound and trivial.

A mature and established composer and performer. I wish Oltreoceano will not be the last encounter with this talented musician.„

— Leonid Auskern - Jazz Quad

“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

“Top 10 Critics’ Choice 2012.„

— Sascha Feinstein - Jazziz

News

May 2024

New article published on DownBeat magazine

I’m honored to have been invited to write an educational article for the prestigious DownBeat magazine. Please visit the Teaching page to read it.
Oct 2023

New record The Lighthouse released on October 6th!

I’m thrilled to announce that my new record The Lighthouse is set for release on all the digital platforms on October 6th! The album features all original compositions and a great lineup with Kirk Knuffke on cornet, Charlie Sigler on guitar and Allan Mednard on drums. Please visit the Music page for more info.
Mar 2023

Performances in Rome, Mexico City and Salt Lake City

Very excited to travel to Rome, Mexico City and Salt Lake City for some upcoming concerts and a master class at the University of Utah during the months of March and April! Please check the Events page for details.

Upcoming events

May
1
2024
Wednesday

Andrea Veneziani Trio @ Cafe Erzulie

8:00pm - 894 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11206, United States
Free entrance
May
3
2024
Friday

Nick Demopoulos & Andrea Veneziani Duo @ Concerts in Motion

1:00pm - 161 Corbin Place, Brooklyn, NY 11235, United States
May
11
2024
Saturday

Ken Kobayashi Quartet @ Shrine

9:00pm - 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States
Free entrance