Blackbird

From the album "Here, There and Everywhere"
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"Genre-defying... An original, often iconoclastic thinker equipped with a leonine technique."
– Chicago Tribune

Experience "Here, There and Everywhere" Live:

November 15: Ravinia - Chicago (SOLD-OUT)

Blackbird

Anthony Molinaro is the 1997 winner of the prestigious Naumburg International Piano Competition and one of the most versatile pianists of his generation. Acclaimed for his "edge-of-the-seat brilliance" and "musically imaginative mind," Mr. Molinaro has appeared as soloist with over fifty symphony orchestras, headlined at major jazz clubs throughout the world, and composed and arranged music in both the classical and jazz genres (including his Piano Concerto No. 1 and arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue for piano and big band). His recordings include "The Bach Sessions" featuring J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations and A Major and F Minor Concertos with The Academy of St. Martin in The Fields, "New Blue" featuring his singular solo rendition of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, and "Live" - a duo album with Grammy Award winning harmonica virtuoso Howard Levy. Mr. Molinaro has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, Downbeat magazine and in the 2010 book, The New Face of Jazz. In addition to the release of Here, There and Everywhere and an accompanying U.S. and European tour, Mr. Molinaro's upcoming concert season will include performances of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto #3. For more information please visit anthonymolinaro.com

"A lovely singing line in the right hand, a strong left hand that can sing just as beautifully, an even control of rapid configuration, ease and clarity in the distinction of contrapuntal voices, immediate concentration." – The New York Times

"Chicago pianist Anthony Molinaro has been unusually effective in traveling from jazz to classical music and back, mixing the two idioms with remarkable seamlessness. His solo version of George Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue' remains one of the most viscerally exciting I've heard. Now Molinaro is plunging into music of the Beatles with "Here, There and Everywhere..." – The Chicago Tribune

"Anthony's highly accomplished and auspicious beginning has pushed him into the wealth of young artists that bring light to our cultural future." – The New Face of Jazz