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   Rita Marcotulli
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Born in Rome, Rita Marcotulli studied the piano at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory. Between the end of the Seventies and the early Eighties she started to play professionally with small jazz groups, attracting attention thanks to her delicate touch and the beauty of her modern and understandable style. Later on she became one of the most internationally popular Italian pianists. She has worked on a regular basis with European and American artists, among them Chet Baker, Jon Christensen, Palle Danielsson, Pino Daniele, Peter Erskine, Steve Grossman, Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano, Charlie Mariano, Marilyn Mazur, Pat Metheny, Billy Cobham, Michel Portal, Enrico Rava, Dewey Redman, Aldo Romano, Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, Paul Bley and John Taylor. In 1987 she was elected the "best new talent" in a survey held by the magazine "Musica Jazz". In 1988 she moved to Sweden where she was extremely successful in an world where musical personality and aptitude for research are important. She returned to Italy in 1992, and worked with Pino Daniele as a musician and arranger. She composes music for dance and for the cinema, and also works on choreographies together with Roberta Garrison, Maia Claire Garrison and Teri J. Weikel. She is currently involved in a number of projects, but her most important work is with Maria Pia De Vito, Andy Sheppard, Palle Danielsson, Dewey Redman and the Koiné project for which she is the leader.
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