gege' telesforo groovinators

gege' telesforo groovinators

BandR&BFunk

This project is called GROOVINATORS, a neologism born for the live band and for the new cd released this spring. This record production, goes towards the Groove research, with a Urban/contemporary R&B sound in the original compositions.

Biography

Singer, instrumentalist, but also journalist, television and radio personality, GeG? Telesforo represents a professional figure of a thousand facets.
The fundamental common denominator of his multiple activities is music, that is "Good Music", to which he devotes all his creative energy.
GeGŽ's artistic endeavors started when his incredible vocal talent was discovered by Renzo Arbore.
Over the years he has developed his own personal style of "scat", renewing a particular form of vocal improvisation, almost forgotten abroad and which never existed in Italy.
GeG? put together the best musicians of the Italian jazz scene.
His unforgettable concerts in the mid 80's presented a renewal of old jazz standards, using breathtaking arrangements and moving harmonies.
Later, he began to establish himself abroad performing with such ÒJazz MastersÓ as Jon Hendricks, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, DeeDee Bridgewater and many others.
In the United States, thanks to his association with Ben Sidran, pianist, singer, writer and producer, Telesforo has found a second home, where he has recorded in important studios and has collaborated with the most recognized international musicians for GoJazz Records.
His undisputed talent has been exported around the world, as far as Japan where he has had an incredible success playing his part with The Go Jazz All Stars.
For sometime Telesforo has focused his musical evolution on aggressive funk style, in which jazz elements and improvisations come together to form a rigorous and unmistakable rhythm dominated by groove. He founded Groove Master Edition with his manager-friend Roberto Ramberti.
Now, accompanying Telesforo is a band of extraordinary musicians, all togheter in the GROOVINATORS project.

Discography

"GeG? Telesforo" (Gala Records- Ricordi 1990) Produced by GeG? Telesforo
"GeG? and the BoParazzi" (GO Jazz 1993). Produced by Ben Sidran
"GeG? and the Mother Tongue" (GoJazz 1996)
Produced by Ben Sidran - GeG?Telesforo - Paul Peterson
"GeG?Telesforo - PureFunkLive" ( Il Manifesto-GoJazz 1997)
Produced by GeG? Telesforo & Roberto Ramberti
"We couldn't be happier" (Piloti Dischi-GoJazz 2002)
Produced by GeG? Telesforo & Marco Rinalduzzi
(the best of) GeG? Telesforo ÒgroovinÕon the swing of thingsÓ
with:
Clark Terry Jon Hendricks DeeDee Bridgewater Giorgia Ben Sidran Margie Cox Alvaro Hugo Martinez Neri per Caso Candido Camero Mark Anderson Giovanni Imparato Roberto Gatto Bob Berg Bob Malach Danilo Rea Julian Oliver M. Antonio Fara˜ Rita Marcotulli Ricky Peterson Dario Deidda Enzo Pietropaoli Giovanni Tommaso Quintet Paul Peterson PureFunkLive
ÒLove and other contradictionÓ by Groovinators produced by GeG? Telesforo and Roberto Ramberti for Groove Master Edition 2007

Some our songs was in the german, japanese and italian charts.

Set List

Telesforo Hey Rookie
Telesforo-Cooper MiaÕs Blues
Telesforo-Cooper As you belong to me
Telesforo Volere e Potere
Telesforo Ben is in the House
Harris Freedom Jazz Dance
Morgan The Sidewinder
Davenport Fever
Mayfield Here but IÕm gone

and some others songs from our new album and standard blues and jazz.