Pianist, composer, arranger, born in Rome in 1949, Enrico Pieranunzi is one of the most famous and popular musicians of the international jazz scene. His formative years embraced both classical and jazz piano. Emerging in the early ‘70s, his lyrical approach quickly brought him to the forefront of the European scene and, in 1984, he formed a trio with Marc Johnson and Joey Baron, the first of several outstanding groups with American musicians – this trio was said to be “one of the very top tier trios working today”.
Pieranunzi has worked - in concert or in studio - with artists such as Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Paul Motian, Charlie Haden, Chris Potter, Marc Johnson, Joey Baron. He was voted several times Musician of the Year in the Italian magazine Musica Jazz critic’s poll and he was (in 1997) recipient of the “Django d’Or” Award for Best European Jazz Musician.