Carlo Mezzanotte after classical studies in piano and composition devoted himself to jazz, performing in Italy and abroad.

He perfected himself in jazz piano with Mike Melillo, and formed the group “Relapse,” of which he is the sole songwriter and which recorded an album in 1985.

Collaborations in the jazz field include.

Lester Bowie, Al DiMeola, Frank Gambale, Maurizio Giammarco, Javier Girotto, Umberto Fiorentino, Cinzia Spata, Paolo Fresu, Antonello Salis, Sandro Satta, Dario Deidda e molti altri.

  • With his group Syntaxis he has 3 CDs to his credit.
  • Other jazz projects: “Piano Possible,” “Jazz Tales,” “Northward Flight” live 2014, “In a Quiet Room,” plus “thematic” concerts and other projects.

As an electronic musician, he is the author of synthesizer-only performances including “Return to Reason,” “South,” and a series of improvisations on poetry and dance.

  • He co-founded with Rodolfo Maltese and Pierluigi Calderoni (of Banco del Mutuo Soccorso) the group Indaco, with which he remained for ten years recording five albums.
  • Other collaborations in the rock/pop sphere: Paolo Conte, Mauro Pagani, Francesco Di Giacomo, Eugenio Bennato, Enzo Gragnaniello and others.

For a few years he devoted himself to theater Proclemer, Squarzina, A. Lionello, Gregoretti, Maestosi, Verdone etc., as composer, arranger and pianist.

He writes two short musicals for the company MimoTeatroMovimento. He collaborates with Fiorenzo Carpi, Pietro Umiliani, Stelvio Cipriani, Arturo Annecchino and others.

As a classical pianist, he performs both as a soloist and in chamber ensembles. He is director and pianist in the show “Satierik,” a roundup of the work of Erik Satie.

A composition student of Gino Marinuzzi, he writes pieces performed in festivals and reviews “Rewind” for sax quartet and electronics, “Introduction and Dance.”

He attended Vinko Globokar’s courses in Fiesole, and with the “Diacronic Ensemble” won the international competition in Stresa and participated in contemporary music festivals.

Writes musical commentary

For RAI and ENI/Agip. Received the Film and Television Critics Award for the musical short film “Alway(s) Night,” inspired by Thelonious Monk.

In 2000 he made “Bach to the Future,” a CD dedicated to the keyboard music of J.S.Bach.

Carlo Mezzanotte has been involved in music education for more than 30 years, teaching at Saint Louis since 1992. He is the author of teaching pieces and gives Master Classes on a wide variety of musical topics.

As a journalist, he has contributed to the prestigious U.S. Keyboard Magazine.


Collaborations and events

Introducing the Moog Model 15

Carlo Mezzanotte

Carlo Mezzanotte
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