Projects / collaborations
Ferruccio Spinetti / Giovanni Ceccarelli
Giovanni Ceccarelli – piano, keyboards, clavietta; Ferruccio Spinetti – double bass, electronic effects
Ferruccio and Giovanni recorded together six albums. Since their meeting in 1989, the two musicians have been sharing a deep musical empathy and a common strong sense for melody. Their duo album More Morricone has been acclaimed by the music press and media internationally and was performed in concert in Italy, France and Spain.
Daniele di Bonaventura / Giovanni Ceccarelli
Daniele di Bonaventura – bandoneón; Giovanni Ceccarelli – piano
Daniele di Bonaventura and Giovanni Ceccarelli musically meet in 2013 by creating together this original duo project. In 2015 they release the album Mare Calmo, presenting a repertoire of own compositions. Their album Eu Te Amo – The Music of Tom Jobim features Ivan Lins, Jaques Morelenbaum and Camille Bertault. The duo has performed all over Europe and in Africa.
Marcello Allulli / Giovanni Ceccarelli
Marcello Allulli – tenor sax; Giovanni Ceccarelli – piano, clavietta
This group 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 presenting their live soundtracks to silent movies all over Europe, in the Middle East and in Asia. The duo’s album Canto features their own compositions.
Michela Lombardi – vocals; Luca Falomi – guitars; Giovanni Ceccarelli – piano, clavietta
Giovanni and Michela have been writing music together for twenty years. The trio album Pagine Vere, also featuring guitarist Luca Falomi, is a collection of compositions by Giovanni Ceccarelli with lyrics by Michela Lombardi, Max De Tomassi, Stéphane Casalta, André Carvalho and other lyricists.
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 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, Warner and Biscoito Fino.
In Music’s Hands
Giovanni Ceccarelli – piano, clavietta
Giovanni Ceccarelli brings in his solo performances his entire music world, presenting his compositions and own renditions of music by great contemporary composers, and enriching his sound palette by playing the clavietta. He has recorded in solo for numerous albums as a leader and co-leader. Ceccarelli has given concerts in solo in Italy, Switzerland, France and Japan.
Giovanni Ceccarelli Trio
Giovanni Ceccarelli – piano, clavietta; Mauro Gargano – double bass; Patrick Goraguer – drums
Giovanni Ceccarelli’s trio album Météores was awarded with the Sélection FIP in France and the Sélection Harmonia Mundi in Switzerland. This group gathers three musicians whose close listening and interplay stand out. The trio proposes a repertoire of original compositions, own arrangements of music by great contemporary composers, and the program Cinéma en Jazz.
Andrea Dulbecco – vibes; Giovanni Ceccarelli – piano; Salvatore Maiore – double bass; Paolo Orlandi – drums
This quartet stars internationally known Italian musicians, presenting a repertoire of original compositions, which enhances the group interplay, lyrical quality and active listening. Voices has given concerts all over Italy.
Giovanni currently collaborates with different artists and groups internationally: double bassist and composers Ferruccio Spinetti and Mauro Gargano among others.
Photo credits: Pierre Darmon, Carlo Pieroni, Carlo Pieroni, Emilia De Leonardis, Alessandro Davi, Angelo Trani, Mario Sabatini, Maurizio Machella.