Dominique DiPiazza - bass
Daniel Piazzolla - drums
Roman Miroshnichenko - guitar
On Stage: 3
Travel party: 3
The «Piazzolla All Stars Band» programme is a unique piece that merges fluently both jazz and tango, combines a series of arrangements of Piazzolla’s repertoire, featuring Fugata, Oblivion, Libertango, Double Concerto and jazz-fusion compositions of the Band members.
"The "Piazzolla All-Stars Band" program is a unique group that merges fluently both jazz and tango, while infusing it with a series of arrangements by Piazzolla. The band members then incorporate in some of their own jazz-fusion compositions to make a unique, yet somehow familiar new sound. While the program is dedicated to the legendary Astor Piazzolla, the members of the "All-Stars Project", do not simply execute works of the great composer (but many an audience member was able to guess, in advance, which song was about to be executed when they heard a familiar melody). The band uses the elements of Astor Piazzolla's tango framework, which allows them time to manifest their own personal musical expression and talent. And there, on the stage, at the moment of improvisation, they came together in a fantastic, cohesive whole. The expectant audience (sold out months in advance) was noticeably choked up with emotion and clapped exuberantly after each of the numerous solos."
/JazzCorner, May 2012/
Daniel "Pipi" Piazzolla (Argentina) (Drums)
The jazz drummer Daniel “Pipi” Piazzolla, who is known as one of the best recreators of his grandfather compositions, illustrious bandoneonist Astor Piazzolla. After years of career, Daniel has played around Argentinean’s most important stages, transcending its nature and taking music to over twenty countries around the world. Daniel has released six albums with his band Escalandrum. In 2011, the remarkable Piazzolla play Piazzolla was released. It means a tribute to the great Astor, in its ninetieth anniversary. This album was nominated on Latin Grammy, The Best Instrumental Album category. At this moment, Escalandrum is working on the great tribute to Astor Piazzolla that will take place in Buenos Aires with Paquito D’ Rivera featuring as special guest.
Dominique DiPiazza (France). (Bass)
Worldwide acknowledged for his skills as a virtuoso electric bass player. A member of the John McLaughlin Trio from 1991 to 1992 along with Trilok Gurtu a world tour of 300 concerts and an album Que Alegria. In 2001 his album Front Page with a group of the same name, consisting of Biréli Lagrène on Guitar and Dennis Chambers on Drums. was awarded the Victory Music Award for the year's best jazz CD. In 2005 and 2006 DiPiazza toured in Réunion, Mauritius, Madagascar and 10 other countries in Africa, accompanied by Meddy Gerville - a pianist from Reunion, Jean-Marie Ecay on guitar, and drummer Horacio Hernandez. In 2008, John McLaughlin asked Dominique Di Piazza to join him on his major European tour, "The 4th Dimension", with Gary Husband (keyboards and percussion) and Mark Mondésir (drums). From Spring through to Summer they travelled across Europe, playing over 30 venues together in all the major cities, from Spain to Russia, Ireland and Eastern Europe. Since 1985 he has been teaching at music schools in France and throughout the world. His unique voice, style and commitment to music have kept him at the forefront of the jazz scene, and we will be hearing a lot more of him in the near future...
Roman Miroshnichenko (guitars)
World class multi-Award winning guitarist, who subdues his audiences by astonishing performance skills, improvisational flight and rich melodies. Roman Miroshnichenko holds the prestigious international musical awards (of any guitarist in Russia, Ukraine, ex-USSR and Eastern Europe). He is one of the most prominent virtuosos in the contemporary instrumental jazz-fusion field of these countries. WInner of the "9th Annual Independent Music Awards(USA). Was nominated for and won both the regular and Peoples Choice popular vote judging. 10th Annual Independent Music Awards the Best World Beat album of year nominee. First Prize Winner of the 18th Annual USA Songwriting Competition 2013. Semi-finalist of the International Songwriting Competition 2012.
Roman's playing is characterized by bright melodies, clear improvisational thinking, ability to use multiple stylistics, rich technique and equal control over acoustic and electric versions of the instrument. Roman is an official Ovation Guitars, Paul Reed Smith guitars, Roland Music, IK Multimedia, DPA Microphones and D'Addario Strings Proud Artist. His guitar can be heard on numerous soundtracks for popular Russian and foreign TV series and movies and on the albums of Russian pop music stars and international projects.
Roman was born in 1977 and started to study drums at the age of 11, but it wasn’t until the age of 14 that he took up the guitar for the first time. Roman was heavily influenced by such guitar legends as John McLaughlin and Al Di Meola. From 1994 through 1999, Roman played guitar in the Big Band of his father, Maxim Miroshnichenko, while he was studying civil engineering at Dnepropetrovsk University in Ukraine. In 2000, Roman graduated from the university and entered the Moscow State University of Culture. It was during his first semester of study that he formed and started performing in his own fusion trio: «...But soon the band started to receive a lot of requests for gigs, we went on tour, we were so busy and I never saw that University again...»
In 2002 Roman founded his own band RMProject that has been touring since then all across Russia, ex-USSR, European countries and USA on regular basis. The band is a frequent visitor and headliner at many prestigious jazz festivals. Today, Roman Miroshnichenko is one of the leading fusion guitarists in the world, dexterously combining jazz, blues, Latin, African and Cuban rhythms, with the energy of funk and expressive flamenco style.