Italian pianist, accordionist and composer Maurizio Minardi is going to release his new album ‘Piano Ambulance’ today at Vortex! Reminiscent of Esbjorn Svensson Trio, Nino Rota, Rene Aubry, Michael Nyman and Ennio Morricone, Maurizio’s intimate and expressive sound is defined by a daring and unique combination of genres from baroque to minimalist jazz fired up with splashes of tango and rumba. Maurizio performs regularly at major European and UK festivals, and the Vortex’s concert is the first date of his Jazz Services-supported Spring 2015 UK tour.
Maurizio Minardi piano and accordion
Shirley Smart cello
Nick Pini double bass
Jason Reeve drums
“…lyrical and touching…” The Evening Standard
“Minardi… has long established himself as one of the finest pianists on the British jazz scene and beyond.” Rainlore’s World of Music