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Antonio Mazzei is a pianist, composer, and producer. After receiving a scholarship, he attended the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City, where he studied with renowned musicians Fred Hersch and Kevin Hays.

In 2009, he released his first album as a leader, "Contrastes". As a sideman and collaborator, he has worked with notable artists such as Paquito D'Rivera, Marta Gómez, Nella, Joel Frahm, Rubén Blades, and Steve Khan. He has also served as a producer for several songwriters, including 2019 Latin GRAMMY "Best New Artist" Nella, the 2018 Independent Music Award-winning album "Mariposa Azul" by Luz Pinos, and Camila Perez’s "Souvenir".

In 2016, he formed Chroma, a multidisciplinary project with artist Sheyla Tohme that combines improvisational music with visual arts. This project was made possible by a grant from The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts (VAEA).

His first solo work, "Reveries," was released in 2018. This live solo piano album showcases Mazzei's ability to blend free jazz with post-impressionist classical music, creating a unique and identifiable voice. The repertoire includes Mazzei’s compositions, free improvisations, and popular songs, occasionally utilizing prepared piano.

In 2020, Antonio joined Jazz Messenger saxophonist Jean Toussaint's Quartet in Barcelona, performing alongside drummer David Xirgu and bassist Horacio Fumero.

In 2022, the Antonio Mazzei Trio, featuring Doug Weiss and David Xirgu, released an album produced by Jean Toussaint.

In 2024, Antonio embarked on a new project titled "Love is Real" with the wonderful Catalan singer Paula Valls, featuring Dave Douglas on trumpet.

Mazzei is also the pianist for multi-GRAMMY winner Marta Gómez, and together they have a highly demanded duo called Arauca.

Mazzei has played on several GRAMMY Award-nominated albums. He currently resides in Barcelona.

 

“Antonio’s music is the perfect balance of intellect and passion. He plays who he is! Bravo!”

— Bruce Gertz

 

 

“A very fine composer and a player with a wide range of influences, put together into a very

personal style.”

—  Luis Perdomo

 

 

“Antonio is a sensitivity pianist and with an already identifiable composition voice.”

—  Edward Simon

 

"...a strong yet sensitive soloist, with an invigorating sense of unpredictability, but also melodic in a highly personal way. Each track is an admirable vehicle for the pianist’s astounding blend of sheer emotion with technical virtuosity, all supported by a great deal of melodic substance."

— Jordi Pujol (Fresh Sound Records)

 

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