Sharing emotions, thoughts, beliefs. This is the main reason why I make music. My sound arises from real life: conversations, people’s gazes, other sounds, landscapes, words, silences. You. My music is my people.
The experience with my last album, Room of mirrors, has been something extraordinary : 2500 copies sold, more than 2000 downloads over the web (just to mention the official ones), about 100 gigs in the past two years. A dream coming true.
All the different audiences I've met have given me something in terms of personal and professional growth. They all gave me new ideas that I am turning into music. I have so much to say and I would love my audience to be involved in every stage of my new experiment. I will start recording my new album next week.
Why not creating this project together?
Jazz it has just published the results of the Jazz It Award 2012. Thanks to your votes Kekko Fornarelli is in the TOP 10 of the best Italian pianists and Kekko Fornarelli Trio in the TOP 10 of the best Italian ensembles!!Thanks everyone!!Keep following!!!
The gig at Pizza Express Jazz Club in London last 3rd September was another confirmation of the Kekko Fornarelli's Trio talent. The atmosphere in the legendary Soho's club was exciting, intimate and passionate. The audience did really appreciate the performance, giving the Trio a standing ovation at the end. But something more happened. There were some critics in the club who enjoyed the gig too, and they wrote some very positive reviews.
John Fordham, sitting right behind Kekko, gave a great 4 stars to the Trio on the Guardian: "After 10 minutes it was evident that this classy threesome had very different stories to tell. Fornarelli is a skilful instrumentalist with classical roots and a subtle improviser's mind, but this band's impact is a collective achievement".
New projects coming soon!
An upcoming album with Rusó Sala, a charming experimental union of Catalan ethnic song writing, inspired by the traditions of the Mediterranean, on one side and an innovative jazz/electronic on the other is soon to be released.
A piano/trumpet project with Dutch Eric Vloeimans, and one with the pianist and songwriter Roberto Cherillo is also in the works.