Lannie Battistini
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Lannie Battistini

Brandon, Florida, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | INDIE

Brandon, Florida, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2015
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Llega la tercera producción del pianista, arreglista y compositor Lannie Battistini un álbum en tiempo de latin jazz nos atrapa con doce canciones muy bien logradas e ineditas en la gran mayoria compuestas por el mismos maestro Battistini. sus anteriores albunes fuerón:Hands In Motion (2009) y En La Cima (2011). Lannie Battistini, nacio en Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, y estudio en la academia Berklee College Of Music en Boston, ha compartido escenario con estrellas de la talla de Batacumbele, Giovanni Hidalgo, Dave Valentin, Papo Sanchez, Rie Akagi, Humberto Ramirez y Luis “Perico” Ortiz para nombrar algunos. - See more at: encontramos en nomenclatura su mas reciente álbum una canción que quizas puede ser el relleno de la produccción pero es nuestra predilecta llamada quiero amarte  por siempre en vos del mismo Lannie Battistini-Los Pichy Blog Spot - Cali, Columbia , 2014 - Lospichyblog


.....Lannie Battistini once more demonstrates his eclectic Latin Jazz style with his new CD Release: "Nomenclatura” - Salsa Showcase - Tropinotes


Review by Wilbert Sostre- 2014
As the title suggest “Chachason” is a fusion of Cha-cha-cha, Son with a touch of Jazz. The sounds of the sax along with the clean, fluid melodies of Battistini on piano are the highlights on this first track from the Lannie Battistini album Nomenclatura. Most of the tracks on the album have very accessible melodies accompanied by the contagious rhythms of Latin Jazz as in the tracks “Jangueando”, “Aficando”and “Lady Wisdom”. Battistini improvisations throughout the album contain a perfect balance of simplicity and melodic innovation.
“Motivo” is one of the most powerful and fast paced pieces on the album. Here Battistini has the opportunity to showcase his dexterity and improvisational skills. The addition of the electric guitar on this Latin composition is both surprising and refreshing. Battistini’s version of Rafael Hernandez “El Cumbanchero” contains plenty of creative twists to give the listener a new perspective on this classic of the Puerto Rican songbook.
 “Areito” and “Contemplando” differ somehow from the rest of the album. These compositions, even though it stills contains the Latin influence, the sound is more experimental leaning towards the fusion tradition. The sax takes center stage again on the beautiful bolero “Nomenclatura”, the album title track. “Quiero Amarte Por Siempre” is another good bolero, but this time with the vocals of Lannie Battistini.
The tempo changes and odd signatures makes “El Nueve Me Mueve” the more risky and interesting composition on the release, both rhythmically and harmonically. - Caribe Jazz Magazine


by: Nelson Rodriguez
...Pianist Lannie Battistini’s sophomore CD, “Nomenclatura”, blew me away with the swinging “Motivo”, “Jangueando”, “El Cumbanchero”, “Contemplando”, “Lady Wisdom”, “Afincando”, “Latino Blues” and his skills as a composer. This is a huge jump from his debut and one of the finest CD’s of 2014. - Herencia Latina Magazine


Nomenclatura, la tercera produccion del pianista, arreglista y compositor Lannie Battistini, presenta cortes ineditos escritos por el mismo musico. Como sucedio con sus producciones anteriores, Hands In Motion (2009) y En La Cima (2011), Nomenclatura fue tambien producido de manera independiente por Battistini para su propio sello Hands In Motion Music.
Battistini, quien nacio en Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, y absolvio estudios es la prestigiosa Berklee College Of Music en Boston, ha compartido escenario con estrellas de la talla de Batacumbele, Giovanni Hidalgo, Dave Valentin, Papo Sanchez, Rie Akagi, Humberto Ramirez y Luis “Perico” Ortiz para nombrar algunos.
12 canciones originales integran Nomenclatura, con excpecion del clasico numero El Cumbanchero, compuesta por Rafael Hernandez. Quiero Amarte, una de nuestras preferidas, presenta igualmente a Battistini como vocalista. - Solar Latin Club Review - Latin Rhythms across the world


Article Vocero, San Juan PR
Por Vicente Toledo el 5 de septiembre de 2011 en Escenario
Lannie Battistini con clave y sabor "En la cima"
A son de clave y mucho sabor, el pianista puertorriqueño Lannie Battistini preparó su más reciente disco compacto titulado "En la cima", donde combina eficazmente diferentes ritmos, sin perder de perspectiva sus raíces boricuas y la clave que corre por su sangre.El pianista mezcla ritmos caribeños con el jazz latino en su nueva propuesta discográfica. SuministradaBattistini descubrió, desde sus cinco años de edad, que su gran pasión sería el piano, tras recibir como regalo uno de juguete. Posteriormente, a los 19 años, inició estudios formales en composición y arreglos en Berklee College of Music en Boston, lo que marcaría el paso en su desarrollo como pianista, compositor y arreglista.
Su estilo es muy personal, y enlaza con dulzura su música original, que es una mezcla de ritmos caribeños y latinos, a la que le añade pizcas de jazz latino y sobre todo, mucha clave para no perder de perspectiva al bailador.
"Con mi música me mantengo dentro de los parámetros del jazz latino, pero sin perder la clave bailable, pensando en que la gente la pueda sentir, la pueda bailar", comentó Battistini.
"Cuando desarrollo una idea musical y la tengo en la mente, comienzo a plasmarla en el papel, la escribo como surgió, sin buscar el elemento comercial o una fórmula en particular forzada. Mi deseo es que mi música llegue al público, la entiendan y la puedan disfrutar al máximo", sostuvo.
 
El pianista que ha colaborado con músicos como Dave Valentín, Papo Vázquez y Giovanni Hidalgo, entre otros, promociona su nuevo disco titulado "En la cima", donde presenta temas acertados como "Chachangueo", "Aguinaldo Jazzeao" y "Sambaleo". En estos temas une diferentes vertientes rítmicas experimentadas como la salsa, el bolero y hasta la línea melódica del aguinaldo.
"El disco lo hice pensando en la Isla. Cada uno de los temas presenta algún elemento o hace alguna alusión de manera directa o indirecta a mi Isla. Me tomó un año su desarrollo y el título de mismo está dedicado al Todopoderoso que se encuentra en la cima y es el que nos regala todas las bendiciones que obtenemos", dijo Battistini. - Vocero Newspaper, San Juan, Puerto Rico


.....punching arrangements get the Latin jazz party going in the opening track ....., with Lannie Battistini whaling away on the piano and his posse of top-notch players keeping the groove going and alive. - Latin Beat Magazine 2009


Al Santana:  Radio Show Host- WSJT FM Tampa, 2009
In a time where there are those who are trying to cling to what works, there are those who continue to reach for the stars! Lannie Battistini, pianist, songwriter, producer, arranger is doing just that. He sticks to his guns. He's not one of these artists that puts out music for the sake of selling records, but for his passion, dedication, and respect for the art (especially Latin Music) and of course, Latin Jazz. Of course, he wants to sell records! That's every artist's mission. That's how he or she make their living. But when it comes to his approach, there is no compromising. He goes all out.....he emulates both his Jazz and Classical training when, done right, can be very contagious. In other words, it begs you to go back and listen again!
  - Al Santana:  Radio Show Host- WSJT FM Tampa


Artist of the Day: Lannie Battistini Latin jazz pianist and composer Lannie Battistini was born in Puerto Rico and graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music before settling in Miami, where he produced, arranged tracks for and toured with the likes of Willy Chirino, Nelson Ned and Jose Feliciano, among others. In 1999, he played keyboards for Olga Tanon during a show at the House of Blues in Orlando that was recorded for her live album Olga Viva, Viva Olga, which won a Grammy for Best Merengue Album. Today he lives in Brandon, where he still composes music, often through his jingle and ad scoring business, Hands In Motion -- which is also the title of his most recent album. Battistini and his band are performing at 7:30 PM Friday at the Mahaffey Theatre in St. Petersburg. - St. Pete Times, Tampa Florida


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Lannie Battistini was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He naturally loved music from the tender age of 5 and developed his gift when his grandmother bought him a toy piano, in which he would mimic and play all the tunes he heard on the radio.

By the age of 15, never having taken one music lesson, his mother was booking him to entertain guests at hotels and private parties.

By the time he was 19 yrs. of age, he was accepted at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and by 23 yrs. of age, he finished his studies. He majored in arranging and composition and minored in film scoring, utilizing the piano as his main instrument.

 

Through the years, Lannie developed a unique eclectic style in his arrangements and productions by always re-inventing and creating innovative music styles that are commercially accepted.  He also integrates his multi-instrumentalist skills within many music genres in his productions. You can not only appreciate many of his compositions within his own self-produced Latin Jazz albums, but also for those of artists that are looking for original songs to be able to transcend to another level within the industry.

 

Lannie was first known as a performing Pop/Jazz artist before his peers recognized him and respected him as a skilled and well seasoned producer. He also continues to perform  at Jazz Festivals and prestigious venues such as, The Borinquen Jazz Fest, Heineken Ventana al Jazz Fest Series, Rumbeando Jazz Concert Series, Picante Jazz Concert Series & Jazz del Patio Concerts in Puerto Rico, St. Pete Fridays Jazz Concert Series, (WSJT 91.4), Miami at WDNA's Fine Arts Concert Series, Clearwater Jazz Holiday Fest, St. Armand Jazz Fest, Sarasota Jazz Fest, Florida Summer Fest,  Florida State Fair Hispanic Fest, "Viva la Musica" at Seaworld in Orlando and in Busch Gardens, The Dali Museum and The Mchaffey Theater, just to mention a few.

 

In the 28+ years dedicated to his music, he has won numerous recognitions, certificates and awards for his song-writing abilities as well as his performances. He has also had the honor to share live stages as a pianist/keyboardist with well-known and legendary artists and groups such as: Batacumbele, Giovanni Hidalgo, Dave Valentin, Papo Vazquez, Rie Akagi (The magic Flute from Japan), Humberto Ramirez, Luis "Perico" Ortiz, Pedro Guzman, Charlie Sepulveda, Anthony Carrillo, Paoli Mejias,  Tito Puente and Jose Feliciano, to name a few. Lannie also toured throughout the US and Latin America with internationally known Latin Pop artists such as El Puma, Ednita Nazario, Victor Manuel and Olga Ta単on.

 

While touring for over 2 years with Olga Ta単on, Lannie was the piano/keyboardist who participated in the live recorded album, "Olga Viva, Viva Olga", at the "House of Blues" in Orlando, Florida. This album won a Grammy in the Latin Pop category of 2000.

 

For a while, he lived in Los Angeles, where he was involved in productions with Kenny Passarelli, the bassist for Elton John and produced for the record label Acid Jazz Records.

 

In 1994, he opened his first studio LKB Music and dedicated most of his time as a producer for independent recording artists & Original jingle producer for several Major Ad Agencies. In 1998, he opened his present business, Hands In Motion Music & Ad Media which is a record Label, recording studio and Publicity , distribution agency for the Indie Artist.  Here he spends most of his time producing, composing, arranging, and applying his song-writing abilities for his recording artists, specializing in several music genres.

 

At present, Lannie has headquartered his business in Florida and has done so for the past 9 years. Although his busy production schedule keeps him from going back to his performing roots on a regular basis, he regularly takes the time to accept certain live engagements during the year especially when special invitations or when he is releasing a new Album. 

 

Lannie produced his first album "Hands In Motion- Latin Jazz," which was released in the spring of 2009. His second CD, "En la Cima" (At the Top) was released internationally through his own label, Hands in Motion Music, in April of 2011.  His 3rd Latin jazz album, "Nomenclatura" released in May 2014.  His passion for music together with his God-given gift as a virtuoso pianist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger, composer and songwriter always convey to the listener the true meaning of letting the music flow from his Creator through his fingertips.

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