Solo Performance and Clinic by Paiste artist Andrea Centazzo at Delmark Records

Master percussionist and composer, Andrea Centazzo, will present a percussion clinic and solo performance at Delmark Records/Riverside Studio.  During his artistic career that spans over 40 years, composer, conductor, percussionist multimedia artist and filmmaker Andrea Centazzo has given more than 2000 concerts and live performances in Europe and the United States, as well as appeared and performed on numerous radio and television broadcasts worldwide.

He has performed and recorded, co-leading, with some of the greatest avant-garde soloists and composers, including John Zorn, Derek Bailey, Steve Lacy, Don Cherry, Evan Parker, Lester Bowie, Tony Oxley, just to name few.  In 2011, his Alma Mater, the University of Bologna (Italy) honored him by establishing the “Fondo e Archivio Andrea Centazzo” section of the University Library, where all his musical works are housed and made available to students, scholars and musicians.  In 2012 he presented 24 concerts in N.Y. for the 35th anniversary of the Ictus label

Lately finding a new source of inspiration in Science and Technology Centazzo wrote and directed 2 worldwide acclaimed multimedia shows: EINSTEIN’S COSMIC MESSENGERS (with astrophysicist Michele Vallisneri inspired by the Gravitational Waves) and R-Evolution (inspired by the life and work of Charles Darwin).

For 20 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. The last one has been Tides of Gravity, produced by LIGO, NASA and the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physic, Kip Thorne.

Saturday, Nov. 10

4-6pm Percussion Clinic and demonstration

7pm Reception and open house – with Truffles by Hattie Portage

8pm solo performance by Andrea Centazzo, with painter Lewis Achenbach

Here is a link to more information about Paiste endorsee, Andrea Centazzo

Admission is FREE, but spaces are limited and RSVP is required.

Delmark News Blog

Delmark Records, Chicago’s leading blues & jazz record label and studio, announces new ownership as it marks its 65th Anniversary in 2018. 

Chicago musicians/composers/entrepreneurs Julia A. Miller and Elbio Barilari are taking over the business.  Miller is  the incoming President and CEO, and Barilari is the new Vice President and Artistic Director. Steve Wagner will continue working at Delmark as Label & Studio Manager.

Under Miller and Barilari, Delmark Records will release several new albums by fall 2018: a blues anthology celebrating the label’s 65th anniversary, a jazz title by Miller and Barilari’s musical collaboration project Volcano Radar featuring the multi-Grammy Award winner and NEA Jazz Master Paquito D’Rivera, a new album with guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque, and previously unreleased recordings by jazz innovator Sun Ra. So far, this year, Delmark Records has released three blues recordings: Night After Night by Corey Dennison Band, Back to Chicago by the Rockwell Avenue Blues Band, and the Bell Family tribute album.

“Owning a record label and recording studio has been a dream of mine for 25 years,” says Julia Miller who will serve as President and CEO of Delmark Records. “At the Art Institute, in my Song class, I always begin with spoken blues. Blues is a living history; Delmark embodies a living history of the Blues in Chicago, and for the world.”

Elbio Barilari, who will serve as Vice President and Artistic Director, adds, “This is a very exciting opportunity both artistically and from a business perspective. Personally, it also offers me the chance to give back to Chicago’s musical community for the generous support I have been given during the 20 years I have been living here.”