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   Pietro Tonolo
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Biography
Pietro Tonolo started to play jazz professionally in about 1979, abandoning his career as a classical violinist. During that period he moved to Milan where he played with some of best Italian jazz musicians, among them Franco D'Andrea, Luigi Bonafede, Gianni Cazzola, Larry Nocella and Massimo Urbani. Between 1981 and 1986 he often played with Enrico Rava’s band.
In the summer of 1982 is joined the "Gil Evans Orchestra" playing with musicians such as Steve Lacy, Lew Soloff and Ray Anderson; he played with this orchestra in 1984/85 at the "Sweet Basil" in New York and in 1987 at the "Umbria Jazz" Festival.
After 1983 he performed in jazz clubs, held concerts and appeared in many radio and television programs all over Europe and in the United States, both as a leader with his own bands and as a sideman.
He has performed with Kenny Clarke, Roswell Rudd, Sal Nistico, Chet Baker (with whom he played in New York in 1985) Lee Konitz, John Surman, George Lewis, Barry Altschul, Joe Chambers, Aldo Romano, Kenny Wheeler, Dave Holland, Tony Oxley, Steve Swallow, and Paul Motian (he is a member of the "Electric Bebop Band"), only to mention a few.
In 1986 he established an intense association with the Roman pianist Rita Marcotulli, forming a duo or at times a quartet with Enzo Pietropaoli and Roberto Gatto, gaining a great deal of approval from both critics and audiences.
Since 1988 he has also played with Henri Texier’s group, with Enrico Pieranunzi and with Giovanni Tommaso, also conducting his own bands and playing and composing for the big band "Keptorchestra" and for the saxophone quartet "Arundo Donax".
 
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