“At the heart of any true jazzman is the ability to tell his own musical stories in his own way, and hopefully touch a few hearts along the way. Down in his heart, there’s a song he can feel, something that no one can steal. It’s his own tune, all and in part. Pianist Antonio Ciacca dances to the unique songs in his heart.”–Todd Barkan, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Record Producer
Antonio Ciacca is an experienced pianist, composer, and conductor. His work ranges from Classical to Jazz with influences from both European and American traditions, allowing Ciacca to move fluidly among cultural environments. Through his extensive knowledge about Jazz and expert experience working in the Jazz community, Ciacca is a wonderful musician as well as an educator. His compositions for jazz big band, orchestras, movie soundtracks, ballet, chamber ensembles and solo piano have been performed worldwide, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Teatro Regio of Parma and Vatican Hall. He is currently a doctorate candidate at Stony Brook University and holds a master’s degree at City College of New York and a bachelor’s degree at the Bologna Conservatory in Italy.