TheaterMania Logo

About this show

Marco Di Marco belongs to a rare category of musicians who has known how to give his music strong traits by drawing from his personal emotions, his culture, and his in-born great talent and personality. Born in Bologna, Italy, he studied classical music in his youth with Enrichetta Sansilvestri, then turned to Jazz in his late teens. In the 1960s he began to be appreciated thanks to his very personal classical style and to an element of romanticism in his music. Graduate in Economics and Commerce at the University of Bologna, during the late 60s and the 70s he studied harmony and composition with the eminent maestro Giordano Noferini. In those years his fame throughout Europe spread rapidly, performing for the French and Italian radio and television and participating in many important international jazz festivals. He has recorded many records by himself and together with many renowned musicians and enthusiastic reviews and articles have been written by many journalists and critics about his many works. In 1981 Marco made his debut in the States. He performed in New York at the Jazz Forum on Broadway, at Cami Hall, at Gulliver's Club and at Carnegie Hall. "Marco Di Marco quartet in New York" was recorded during that same period in New York in collaboration with Dave Tofani, Jack Six and Ronnie Bedford. In October 1993, during a tour in the USA, Marco recorded his tenth album at "The Studio," again in New York. Featuring Harvie Swartz on bass and Ron Vincent on drums, the record revealed to be a landmark in Di Marco's career: during that same period he received the "1993 Award of Excellence for his outstanding contribution to society through his compositions and performances." In November 1998 Marco recorded his twelfth album, once again in New York, which he entitled "Marco Di Marco in New York - MY POETRY." This time the album was recorded together with his American musician friends Harvie Swartz, Ron Vincent, Adam Kolker and Memo Acevedo. In October 2003 he recorded a new album in London titled: "Marco Di Marco - My London Friends" ( quartet & quintet) with his international group featuring the tenor & soprano sax, flute player Nathan Haines. In December 2006 an unforgettable Marco Di Marco's piano solo recital at Carnegie Hall in New York came out, and the great tenor Luciano Pavarotti, duly impressed by his performance, wrote the cover notes on this new live album titled: "EVENT Marco Di Marco in concert at the Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York City." In June 2007 Di Marco received the high award of "Knight for Merit of the Italian Republic" from the Republic President Mr. Giorgio Napolitano, in honour of his worldwide outstanding artistic activity.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Birdland, New York City