Simona Premazzi and The Intruders

Simona Premazzi and The Intruders

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A strong, groovy and exciting sound, balanced with delicacy and elegance, sensitivity and decision. A mix that conjugates fantasy, energy and melodic grace. Like spontaneous combustion Simona Premazzi and The Intruders set the music aflame. Miss Premazzi has a sheer talent that makes her a standout.

Biography

Simona Premazzi`s music has been described as "a mix that conjugates fantasy, energy and melodic grace" (S. Pasquandrea - jazzit magazine)

She has sheer talent and also a certain presence that makes her a standout. Premazzi's playing can be forceful, delicate, humorous, or dramatic, and sometimes all within the same composition.
A promising and exciting new female pianist - composer. Bravissimo.
(Mark F. Turner - )

Pianist Simona Premazzi is a force to be reckoned with (J. Hunter – All About Jazz)

A strong, groovy and exciting sound, balanced with delicacy and elegance, sensitivity and decision.
Simona Premazzi`s compositions explore different musical worlds, moods, feelings; swinging tunes with sections in different meters and characters, delicate ballads of static harmony, hypnotic loops.

Simona Premazzi, pianist and composer, grew up in a small village in the north of Italy and began her jazz studies in the cosmopolitan city of Milano.
At a certain point of her musical studies she fell in love with Afro-American music and soon enrolled in the famous Jazz School Academy (under the direction of Enrico Intra and Franco Cerri).
During her student career she became part of the most interesting bands associated with the academy, including the “Mingus Fingers” septet (playing the music of Charles Mingus) and Enrico Intra`s “Jazz Big Band”, with whom she spent 4 years performing on the great Italian stages and theaters with Italian and international musicians such as Markus Stockhausen, David Raksin, Franco Cerri, James Newton, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Dave Liebman, Eddie Daniels, Enrico Rava, Paolo Fresu and many others.

She moved to New York in 2004 where she studied with Fred Hersch, Jason Moran, Jean Michel Pilc, Harry Whitaker. In New York Simona Premazzi began soon to work regularly in jazz clubs and perform all over the country and in Europe.
In February 2005 her 4et appeared on the television documentary “Sounds Of Harlem” for CBS. January and March 2007 interview and trio appearance on a special TV for Italian Television RAI “TG2 Storie”

She is a leader of a trio and quartet “THE iNTRUDERS” featuring Stacy Dillard on sax, Ryan Berg on bass, Rudy Royston on drums, Jason Brown on drums.
Among the others she played and plays with: Seamus Blake, Gaetano Partipilo, Dayna Stephens, J. D. Allen, Jeremy Clemons, Alessandro Minetto, Mauro Battisti, Luca Santaniello, Marco Panascia, Ameen Saleem, Joe Sanders, Quincy Davis, Rodney Green, Joseph Lepore, Jamire Williams, Matt Brewer, Wayne Escoffrey, Xavier Perez, Corcoran Holt, Justin Brown, Orlando LeFlemming, Lawrence Clark, Duane Eubanks, Darrell Green, Jaleel Shaw, Carol Sudhalter, Tony Arco, Lucio Terzano, Nicola Muresu, Marco Ricci, Nicola Angelucci, Paolo Benedettini, Paolo Recchia, Alice Ricciardi.

Lyrics

Looking For An Exit

Written By: Simona Premazzi

Looking For An Exit

Discography

Discography:
“Inside In” Simona Premazzi and THE iNTRUDERS (2009)
"Looking For An Exit" Simona Premazzi trio with Joe Sanders on bass and Ari Hoenig on drums, 2006. (PRE Records)
“Antologia della chitarra jazz in Italia vol.2” (Anthology of Jazz Guitar in Italy vol.2) Autori Vari (Buscemi Record) 2004. with Massimo Minardi 4et
“New Perspectives”. She is among the soloists, together with Kenny Barron, Enrico Intra, Franco Cerri, Mauro Negri, Marco Fumo, (Soul Note Records)1999.

Set List

One hour per set, usually two sets in total.
Set List: Simona Premazzi and The Intruders are jazz musicians that perform their original music and jazz standards.