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Dadi – vocals, guitars, mandolin, electric bass; Giovanni Ceccarelli – piano, keyboards; Ferruccio Spinetti – double and electric bass; Francesco Petreni – drums, percussions

Guest artists: Ivan Lins, Musica Nuda

InventaRio was nominated for the “15th Latin Grammy Awards” in the category “Best MPB Album” with the CD “InventaRio incontra Ivan Lins”. The group is a collaboration between Italian and Brazilian artists who come from different music worlds: songwriting, jazz, bossanova, rock, and cross-over. InventaRio has released three albums with prestigious labels Blue Note, EMI, and Warner.

Photo credits: Angelo Trani, 2009.

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Daniele di Bonaventura/Giovanni Ceccarelli

Daniele di Bonaventura & Giovanni Ceccarelli

Daniele di Bonaventura – bandoneón; Giovanni Ceccarelli – piano, whistle

Daniele di Bonaventura and Giovanni Ceccarelli musically meet in 2013 creating together this original duo project. In 2015 they release the album “Mare Calmo”, a CD plus DVD presenting a repertoire of own compositions. Their upcoming album is a tribute to Tom Jobim featuring Ivan Lins, Jaques Morelenbaum, and Camille Bertault. The duo has performed all over Europe and abroad.

Photo credits: Vanessa Van Renterghem, 2013.

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Marcello Allulli/Giovanni Ceccarelli




Marcello Allulli – tenor sax; Giovanni Ceccarelli – piano

This project brings together two musicians who have been playing together for twenty years. Both experienced artists in performances involving different forms of expressions, Allulli and Ceccarelli have been performing a live soundtrack to silent movie “Cenere” in Italy, Lebanon, Portugal, and India.

Photo credits: Emilia De Leonardis, 2016.

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Giovanni Ceccarelli Trio


Foto trio

Giovanni Ceccarelli – piano, clavietta; Mauro Gargano – double bass; Patrick Goraguer – drums

Giovanni Ceccarelli’s trio album “Météores”, was awarded with the “Sélection FIP”, “Sélection écouters”, and “Sélection HMCH”. This trio gathers three musicians whose close listening and interplay are some of their main features. The trio proposes a repertoire of original compositions and interpretations of the great Brazilian songbook.

Photo credits: Barbara Rigon (Mauro Gargano), Angelo Trani (Giovanni Ceccarelli).

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Giovanni Ceccarelli Solo

Giovanni Ceccarelli

Giovanni Ceccarelli – piano, clavietta, whistle

Giovanni Ceccarelli brings in this solo performance his own entire music world. He has recorded in solo for his albums “Météores”, “Mare Calmo”, and his upcoming Jobim tribute. Ceccarelli has given concerts in solo in Italy, Switzerland, and France.

Photo credits: Angelo Trani, 2009.



Concerts for Syria








Giovanni Ceccarelli – piano, clavietta, whistle

featuring guest artists

The Concerts for Syria are for the benefit of Life4Syria, an association giving humanitarian relief to the civil population inside of Syria. At each concert Giovanni plays in solo, also inviting on stage a guest artist. Whenever possible, a member of Life4Syria opens the event by talking to the audience about the dramatic situation in Syria and the association’s humanitarian actions.

Photo credits: Vanessa Van Renterghem, 2016.

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Blas Gimeno & Giovanni Ceccarelli

Blas Gimeno & Giovanni Ceccarelli

Blas Gimeno – images, film direction; Giovanni Ceccarelli – piano

Blas Gimeno and Giovanni Ceccarelli have been collaborating since 2008, making original videos featuring Gimeno’s visual concepts and Ceccarelli’s music.

Photo credits: Blas Gimeno, Vanessa Van Renterghem.

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Ceccarelli currently takes part in the following projects: Mauro Gargano “Nuages”Animantiga with Stéphane Casalta and the late Roberta Alloisio, Claudia Carvalho and Piero Delle Monache QuartetFederica Altieri “Roma Patria Comune”Piero Delle Monache Quartet.

Photo credits: Stefano Schirato, 2013.

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Photo credits: Luca Quaia, 2010.