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

“Of the standards, Monk’s “Pannonica” and Parker’s “Segment” stand out. One of Veneziani’s best pieces is the shimmering, mid-tempo “Mark Rothko”, which features a solo introduction by the bassist.„

— Jon Ross - Downbeat

“The Andrea Veneziani Trio, with the Italian bassist joined by pianist Kenny Werner and drummer Ross Pederson, exudes great spirit amidst dynamic interplay on the self-produced Oltreoceano.

This calling card of an album makes for most enjoyable listening, and is worth seeking out, particularly for jazz piano trio fans.„

— Stuart Kremsky - International Association of Jazz Record Collectors

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

Jul
9
2022
Saturday

Ken Kobayashi Quartet @ Silvana

8:00pm - 300 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10026, United States
Free entrance
Jul
14
2022
Thursday

Andrea Veneziani Solo @ Concerts in Motion

12:00pm - Online
Jul
14
2022
Thursday

Francesco Amenta Quartet @ Festival Cafe

6:00pm - 1155 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10065, United States