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Nicola Conte

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Nicola Conte

Nicola Conte, world-known and well honored producer of finest Jazz albums, guitarist, band leader and style avant-gardist could secure his reputation in the Jazz Scene.
Looking back we should refer, together with his productions, to the activity of Fez, a cultural movement founded by Conte himself in Bari in the early 1990s. A real melting pot of several creative musicians and three different styles strongly connected - Jazz, Soundtracks and Bossa Nova - strictly bound to the Afro roots.
The year 2000 is the turn of Other Directions released by Blue Note. This record represents Nicola Conte’s music as aesthetic, from every perspective. Always poised between Jazz and Bossa Nova, we find here the compositive soul bound to refined acoustic atmospheres. It sold more than 60.000 copies worldwide.
From London Jazz Café to Milan Blue Note and Tokyo Billboard, from Swiss Montreaux Jazz Festival to German Jazz Open Stuttgart, the sound of Other Directions has been largely acknowledged and is still a smash hit nowadays. 2008 is the year of Rituals, recorded between late 2005 and October 2007 - it confirms the multifaceted talent and maturity of this artist and instrumentalist from Bari.
His next album Love & Revolution makes use of the talents of singers José James, Nailah Porter, Melanie Charles, Gregory Porter (US), Veronica Harcsa (Hungary), Alice Ricciardi (Italy) and Bridgette Amofah (UK) among German famous trumpet player Till Brönner.
In May 2014 his latest album Free Souls was released in Europe on Schema Records and on Universal Records in Japan. Currently Nicola is working on his new album which will be out in autumn 2017. On tour he is coming with a great 7- 8 piece band incl. Gianluca Petrella – trombone, Pietro Lussu – piano, Martin Höper– double bass & e- bass, Teppo Mäkynen – drums, Magnus Lindgren or Daniele Tittarelli  - sax as well as Abdissa Assefah – percussion.

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Upcoming Shows

07.10.2017 Nicola Conte ComboSchloss ElmauElmau
19.08.2017 Nicola Conte ComboSan Remo Jazz Festival @ Pian di NaveSan Remo
30.07.2017 DJ-SetNo Borders Music FestivalTarvisio
22.07.2017 DJ-SetHawker HouseLondon