Saturday, May 5, 2018

Ron Di Salvio & Bart Platteau - The Puglia Suite (2018)

Born in Brooklyn, New York Ron Di Salvio at age sixteen, after hearing Dave Brubeck play live at Carnegie Hall, discovered his passion for jazz piano. He studied improvisation with the legendary Lennie Tristano. A self-taught composer, Ron formed a trio and played jazz clubs in New York’s Greenwich Village in the late sixties. During this period he performed with Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, Enrico Rava, Renee McClean, Roland Kirk and Art Farmer. Ron currently serves on the adjunct faculty of Kalamazoo College teaching jazz piano, composition and theory.   Ron continues to tour and give clinics. Rons previous two CDs charted on the Jazz Week Chart and received top reviews in trades like Jazz Times.
Bart Platteau studied classical percussion, harmony, chambermusic and flute at the Brussels Conservatory, and jazz at the Rotterdam Conservatory, where he pursued his master in Jazz Performance in 1993. During his studies at the Rotterdam Conservatory he went for one semester as an exchange student to the Berklee College of Music in 1992. Recorded together with his wife Amina Figarova their first CD “ Attraction” in 1995. Bart is a member of the Amina Figarova Sextet, and also doing the business management for the sextet. Bart Platteau moved to New York at the beginning of 2012  and has continued to play concerts all over Europe, the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brasil, Dutch Antilles, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Africa, Azerbaijan, Tunesia, United Arabs Emirates.