Andrea Centazzo (US)

Paiste Artist Since Oct 1982



During his artistic career that spans over 30 years, Andrea Centazzo has given more than 1500 concerts and live performances in Europe, Asia and in the United States, as well as appeared and performed on numerous radio and television broadcasts worldwide. He has recorded over 170 LP's and CD's, and has authored 350 compositions published by Warner Chappell and eight musicology books. He has performed at festivals, concert seasons and theaters as soloist and conductor of his compositions. He has performed and recorded, co-leading, with some of the greatest avant-garde soloists and composers.

Deservedly, Centazzo (as composer, performer and video director) has received a number of prestigious music and video Awards (Italian Critic's Choice Award, Italy, Downbeat Magazine Poll, USA, International Video Festival Tokyo, Japan, Prix Arcanal of French Culture, France, Jazz Forum Critic's Poll, USA, Bruce Chatwin Award, Italy and many more).

Active also as sound track composer, he scored for film, video, and theatrical productions winning the LA Dramalogue Award in 1995. His 30th Anniversary Box Set has been nominated Best Box Set of 2006 by the American Jazz critics Association For 15 years now, Centazzo has been working to create multi-media experiences, combining live music with video images, blending traditional instrumentation with the latest music digital technology.

Born and raised in Italy, but since 1992 he has lived and worked both in Los Angeles and Bologna, traveling extensively Asia and Europe. Now is resident in Long Beach, California. For more information : www.andreacentazzo.com & www.ictusrecords.com.