SJJS & Trumpet’s Jazz Club present Enrico Granafei Quartet

South Jersey Jazz Society & Trumpet’s Jazz Club 

present

Enrico Granafei Quartet

Enrico Granafei

 

Harmonica virtuoso, classical guitarist, singer, songwriter, arranger, composer Enrico Granafei has a long history of musical experience which encompasses both Classical Music and Jazz. Enrico After earning  a degree in classical guitar from the Conservatory of l’Aquila in Italy  , Enrico started to broaden his horizons by discovering Jazz through the harmonica  In 1978 Enrico moved to Germany where he began to perform and to teach in two different  “Musikschulen”.  In the early 80’s, after returning to Italy, Enrico started to broaden his horizons by discovering Jazz through the harmonica. Following in the tradition of the legendary Toots Thielemans, he began to explore new possibilities for the harmonica, an instrument too often associated solely with Rock and Blues.  Besides playing in the best jazz clubs in Italy during that period, Enrico performed regularly on national television where he was a member of the Pippo Caruso orchestra in  the show “Un milione al secondo”  on national TV.

His love for Jazz led him to New York City, the world capital of Jazz,. , where he soon started to perform in local jazz clubs, including The Blue Note, Birdland, Visiones, Angry Squire,  and the Bottom Line.

In 1992 Enrico earned a masters’ degree in Jazz Performance from the Manhattan School of Music where he was the only student of Toots Thielemans .

Performing with Enrico will be Amina Figarova, piano, Greg Jones, bass, and Gordon Lane, drums

Admission is $15 for Jazz Society members and $20 for non members.

Order your tickets now!

For your member discount code, email info@southjerseyjazz.org call 609-927-6677

August 17 – Showtime 7:30 – 9PM
CLANCY’S BY THE BAY
101 E. Maryland Ave. Somers Point, NJ 08244
609 927 6969
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