The Italian accordionist, pianist and composer Antonello Messina is a dynamic presence in the new international jazz scene and has been so for several years. He has toured and recorded both alone and as a sideman, taking part in more than forty musical and theatrical productions, short movies and film music. In 2006 he records his album Aziyz with Dodicilune, featuring Fabrizio Bosso, Ettore Fioravanti and Luca Lo Bianco. His numerous performances across Europe as well as his collaborations are greatly praised by both the public and the critics.
 Among his international collaborations are yearly tours with Paul McCandless (Scala Nobile project) and, recently, his participation in the recording of the new album by the Israeli percussionist Zohar Fresco, concurrent with a musical tour in Israel. His theatrical collaborations include Stadttheater in Bern and Maag Halle in Zurich. Antonello has recently released his new album, Polyfemo, featuring Umberto Fiorentino, John B. Arnold, Michael Rosen and Luca Pirozzi.

Antonello has played and recorded with:

PAUL McCANDLESS, KENNY KOTWITZ, REGGIE JOHNSON, UMBERTO FIORENTINO, MICHAEL ROSEN, JOHN ARNOLD, ZOHAR FRESCO, SURESH VAIDYANATHAN, MYSORE A CHANDAN KUMAR, ETTORE FIORAVANTI, MASSIMO MANZI, FABRIZIO BOSSO, DAVID KLEIN, RICCARDO TESI, ANTONELLO SALIS, JAVIER GIROTTO, LUCA PIROZZI, WALTER KEISER, VINCENZO MANCUSO, GIANNI GEBBIA, CLAUDIO CUSMANO, MIMMO CAFIERO, FRANCESCO BUZZURRO, DUSAN NOVAKOV, DANIEL WOODTLI, OMRI HASON, FRANCIS COLETTA, NORBERT PFAMMATTER, STEPHAN KURMANN, BAENZ OESTER, YURI GOLOUBEV, DUDU PENZ, FABIAN KURATLI, SWISS JAZZ ORCHESTRA

...and many more.

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New Album: Polyfemo
Polyfemo

Polyfemo

Antonello Messina (accordion) - Umberto Forentino (guitar) - Michael Rosen (saxophone) - Luca Pirozzi (electric bass & double bass) - John B Arnold (drums). "A new album is always a great adventure involving a fair bit of hard work. This is probably the reason why this album is named Polyfemo: there is something cyclopean and at the same time microscopic in the way our lives unfold".   More Info / Buy.

From The Blog
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Blog

Visit the Antonello’s blog. You'll find more information on his music and his paintings, as well as a series of stories that accompany him on the road.
"Ogni viaggiatore che si rispetti tiene un diario di bordo. Raccontare è come viaggiare, e se non porti con te un po' dell'altro, i tuoi orizzonti saranno sempre ridotti a quello che hai creduto di vedere".  More Info / Buy

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Paintings

Antonello is not only a musician but also a painter and sculptor. His paintings’ exhibition in March 2000 on the occasion of the World Exhibit at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York. In October 2011 Exhibition of paintings and drawings in Japan: Tatebayashi City - Ashikaga City - Tokyo. In July 2013 Exhibition of paintings in Switzerland: Marly.  More info.

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The Italian accordionist, pianist and composer Antonello Messina is a dynamic presence in the new international jazz scene and has been so for several years. He has toured and recorded both alone and as a sideman, taking part in more than forty musical and theatrical productions, short movies and film music. In 2006 he records his album Aziyz with Dodicilune, featuring Fabrizio Bosso, Ettore Fioravanti and Luca Lo Bianco. His numerous performances across Europe as well as his collaborations are greatly praised by both the public and the critics.
 Among his international collaborations are yearly tours with Paul McCandless (Scala Nobile project) and, recently, his participation in the recording of the new album by the Israeli percussionist Zohar Fresco, concurrent with a musical tour in Israel. His theatrical collaborations include Stadttheater in Bern and Maag Halle in Zurich. Antonello is shortly to release his new album, featuring Umberto Fiorentino, John B. Arnold, Michael Rosen and Luca Pirozzi.

Antonello has played and recorded with:

PAUL McCANDLESS, KENNY KOTWITZ, REGGIE JOHNSON, UMBERTO FIORENTINO, MICHAEL ROSEN, JOHN ARNOLD, ZOHAR FRESCO, SURESH VAIDYANATHAN, MYSORE A CHANDAN KUMAR, ETTORE FIORAVANTI, MASSIMO MANZI, FABRIZIO BOSSO, DAVID KLEIN, RICCARDO TESI, ANTONELLO SALIS, JAVIER GIROTTO, LUCA PIROZZI, WALTER KEISER, VINCENZO MANCUSO, GIANNI GEBBIA, CLAUDIO CUSMANO, MIMMO CAFIERO, FRANCESCO BUZZURRO, DUSAN NOVAKOV, DANIEL WOODTLI, OMRI HASON, FRANCIS COLETTA, NORBERT PFAMMATTER, STEPHAN KURMANN, BAENZ OESTER, YURI GOLOUBEV, DUDU PENZ, FABIAN KURATLI, SWISS JAZZ ORCHESTRA

...and many more.
Antonello Messina zählt zu den angesehensten und gefragtesten Musikern der neuen internationalen Jazzszene. Er ist Akkordeonist, Pianist, Komponist, war Leader und Sideman in mehr als 40 Musik- und Theateraufführungen, komponiert und spielt Musik für Filme und Kurzfilme. 2006 nahm er für das Label Dodicilune sein Album „Aziyz“ auf, zusammen mit Fabrizio Bosso, Ettore Fioravanti und Luca Lo Bianco. Antonello Messina gibt regelmässig Konzerte in ganz Europa sowie in Japan, die mit viel Beifall seitens des Publikums und der Fachpresse honoriert werden. Zu seinen zahlreichen, internationalen Kooperationen gehören die Zusammenarbeiten mit Paul McCandless (ein Projekt mit Scala Nobile) sowie neuerdings mit dem israelischen Perkussionisten Zohar Fresco, mit welchem Antonello Messina kürzlich im Rahmen einer Tournée in Israel (Ende 2012) die Aufnahme eines neuen Albums fertiggestellt hat. Im theatralischen Bereich sind die Zusammenarbeiten mit dem Stadttheater Bern sowie der Maag Halle in Zürich von Aktualität. Demnächst wird das Ergebnis seiner neusten Arbeit erwartet, welche in Kooperation mit Umberto Fiorentino, John B. Arnold, Michael Rosen und Luca Pirozzi entsteht.

Musikalische Zusammenarbeiten:
PAUL McCANDLESS, KENNY KOTWITZ, REGGIE JOHNSON, UMBERTO FIORENTINO, MICHAEL ROSEN, JOHN ARNOLD, ZOHAR FRESCO, SURESH VAIDYANATHAN, MYSORE A CHANDAN KUMAR, ETTORE FIORAVANTI, MASSIMO MANZI, FABRIZIO BOSSO, DAVID KLEIN, RICCARDO TESI, ANTONELLO SALIS, JAVIER GIROTTO, LUCA PIROZZI, WALTER KEISER, VINCENZO MANCUSO, GIANNI GEBBIA, CLAUDIO CUSMANO, MIMMO CAFIERO, FRANCESCO BUZZURRO, DUSAN NOVAKOV, DANIEL WOODTLI, OMRI HASON, FRANCIS COLETTA, NORBERT PFAMMATTER, STEPHAN KURMANN, BAENZ OESTER, YURI GOLOUBEV, DUDU PENZ, FABIAN KURATLI, SWISS JAZZ ORCHESTRA ...Viele mehr.
Le pianiste, accordéoniste et compositeur Antonello Messina figure parmi les musiciens les plus originaux de la nouvelle scène jazz internationale. Seul ou avec différents ensembles il a pris part à plus de quarante entre productions musicales et théâtrales, musiques de film et courts-métrages. En 2006 il enregistre son album “Aziyz” sous le label Dodicilune, avec la participation de Fabrizio Bosso, Ettore Fioravanti et Luca Lo Bianco. Il se produit régulièrement en concert dans toute l’Europe, avec un succès constant tant auprès du public que de la critique.
 Parmi ses nombreuses collaborations internationales, Paul McCandless (projet Scala Nobile) et, tout récemment, le percussionniste israélien Zohar Fresco, avec lequel Antonello a complété l’enregistrement d’un nouvel album à l’occasion d’un tour musical en Israél. Parmi les collaborations théâtrales les plus récentes figurent les représentations avec le Stadttheater de Berne et le Maag Halle de Zurich. Antonello prépare actuellement la sortie de son nouvel album, qui voit la participation d’Umberto Fiorentino, John B. Arnold, Michael Rosen et Luca Pirozzi.

Antonello a joué e et enregistré avec:

PAUL McCANDLESS, KENNY KOTWITZ, REGGIE JOHNSON, UMBERTO FIORENTINO, MICHAEL ROSEN, JOHN ARNOLD, ZOHAR FRESCO, SURESH VAIDYANATHAN, MYSORE A CHANDAN KUMAR, ETTORE FIORAVANTI, MASSIMO MANZI, FABRIZIO BOSSO, DAVID KLEIN, RICCARDO TESI, ANTONELLO SALIS, JAVIER GIROTTO, LUCA PIROZZI, WALTER KEISER, VINCENZO MANCUSO, GIANNI GEBBIA, CLAUDIO CUSMANO, MIMMO CAFIERO, FRANCESCO BUZZURRO, DUSAN NOVAKOV, DANIEL WOODTLI, OMRI HASON, FRANCIS COLETTA, NORBERT PFAMMATTER, STEPHAN KURMANN, BAENZ OESTER, YURI GOLOUBEV, DUDU PENZ, FABIAN KURATLI, SWISS JAZZ ORCHESTRA

...et beaucoup d'autres.
Antonello Messina è da considerarsi tra i musicisti più apprezzati e ricercati della nuova scena jazz internazionale. Fisarmonicista, pianista, compositore, è stato leader e sideman in più di quaranta tra produzioni musicali e teatrali, musiche per film e cortometraggi. Nel 2006, per l’etichetta Dodicilune, ha inciso il suo album “Aziyz” insieme a Fabrizio Bosso, Ettore Fioravanti e Luca Lo Bianco. Nel 2013 esce il suo secondo album "Polyfemo", tra gli ospiti: Umberto Fiorentino, Michael Rosen, Luca Pirozzi e John B Arnold. Ogni anno si esibisce in tutta Europa e regolarmente si reca in tour in Giappone, ricevendo ampi consensi sia dal pubblico che dalla critica specializzata. 
Tra le numerose collaborazioni internazionali di Antonello, Paul McCandless (progetto Scala Nobile) e, recentemente, il percussionista israeliano Zohar Fresco, con il quale ha appena ultimato la registrazione di un nuovo album in concomitanza con una tournée in Israele. In ambito teatrale, Antonello ha al suo attivo collaborazioni con lo Stadttheater di Berna e la Maag Halle di Zurigo.

Antonello ha suonato e registrato con:

PAUL McCANDLESS, KENNY KOTWITZ, REGGIE JOHNSON, UMBERTO FIORENTINO, MICHAEL ROSEN, JOHN ARNOLD, ZOHAR FRESCO, SURESH VAIDYANATHAN, MYSORE A CHANDAN KUMAR, ETTORE FIORAVANTI, MASSIMO MANZI, FABRIZIO BOSSO, DAVID KLEIN, RICCARDO TESI, ANTONELLO SALIS, JAVIER GIROTTO, LUCA PIROZZI, WALTER KEISER, VINCENZO MANCUSO, GIANNI GEBBIA, CLAUDIO CUSMANO, MIMMO CAFIERO, FRANCESCO BUZZURRO, DUSAN NOVAKOV, DANIEL WOODTLI, OMRI HASON, FRANCIS COLETTA, NORBERT PFAMMATTER, STEPHAN KURMANN, BAENZ OESTER, YURI GOLOUBEV, DUDU PENZ, FABIAN KURATLI, SWISS JAZZ ORCHESTRA

...e molti altri ancora.
アコーディオン名手、イタリア人アントネロ・メッシ-ナはクラシック、ジャズ、
タンゴ、民謡、現代音楽、インプロとあらゆるジャンルを弾きこなし、その枠を超
えた彼の真の演奏は聴く者(見る者)を深い感動の波、音の世界に引き込んでゆく。
世界的に把握されつつある彼のアートは、コンサートツアー、舞台演奏等さまざま な音楽の場で要求され続けている。
ピアニスト、アコーディオン奏者、バンドーネオン奏者そして作曲家であるアント
ネロ・メッシ-ナは1969年7月24日シチリア地方パレルモに生まれる。
10才でクラシックピアノを習い始め、後にギド・マデュリの元でソルフェージュ
と音楽理論を学ぶ。それがハーモニーと作曲の習得となり、同時にステージやセッ
ションに参加するようになってゆく。V・ベリーニ・パレルモ音楽大学では、ポー
ル・マックキャンドレス、グレン・モール、トリロク・グルテュと共演するにい
たった。
1997年、独学でアコーディオンを学び始める。
ギタリスト並びにプロデューサーでもあるヴィンセンツォ・マンキューソと共に音
楽学校”L'Ottava Nota“(”8分音符”)を立ち上げ、アントネロは創立者の一人、そし てミュージシャンとして熱心に音楽を教え続けた。
 
        アントネロ・メッシーナ 主なイベントと年代
1986年 RAIテレビ局ミラノSIM Hi Fiイベント( イタリア最大の音楽祭)出演。
1990年 バンド”パンジェアグループ”結成。(エドモンド・ネグリ、ジュゼッ
       ペ・ウルソ、ジョバンニ・メッシーナ)
1992年 ”ファルコナーラ(Falconara)”ビデオクリップRAI DUE放送ライブ中
       継。モンテペレグリーノジャズフェスティバル
1994年 アルバム”シチリアンジャズコレクション”(スプラッシュHレコー
       ド)に自作曲”ホルツウォルシアン””セリヌンテ”収録。
1996年 カルサグループのアルバム”ペルセオ・オ・デラ・ルーチェ”(イ  
       クティウスジャズ)リコーディング。
1998年 初の”トリオ・タンゴジャズ”結成。リカルド・ロ・ブエ(ダブルバス)
       セバスティアーノ・アリオト(ドラム)
       このバンドが幾つものジャズフェスティバルで大きな反響を得る。
       RAIテレビ局テレソンイベント、パレルモ県マッシーモ劇場”オーケ
       ストラ・シチリアーナ”。
       イベント”パレルモ・ディ・シェーナ”。 
       パレルモ県ヴェルデュラ劇場ウォーマッドフェスティバル
       ”ニュークレアトグループ”。
1999年 イタリア人ギタリスト、フランチェスコ・ブッツーロと共に”デュオ
       ブエノス・アイレス”結成。
2000年 ミケーレ・ミラベラ提供、RAI国際放送 ”文化とTV”ライブ演奏。
       このイベントでパレルモの”現代音楽オーケストラ”と共演。
       プロのミュージシャンとして歩んでいくと同時にアントネロ・メッシ
       ーナは、画家でもある。
この年の3月、ニューヨーク国際展覧会で彼の絵画が展示される。
       音楽と絵画という二つの異なる表現が溶け込み、アントネロの意味
       する彼自身の長い旅路を切り開くことになる。
2001年 カステルブルノ・ジャズフェスティバル出演。
       著名なアコーディオン奏者アントネロ・サリスと共にバゲリア、イス
       ネロにてコンサート。
2002年 イタリア・スイスのソングライター、ピポ・ポリーナと共にイタリア
       国内コンサートツアー。
2003年 バンドーネオンを学び始める。
       ピポ・ポリーナ、ヨーロッパコンサートツアー。
2004年 RAIテレビ局コラード・テデスキーショー番組”コミンチャーモベー
       ネ”出演。
       リサイタルツアー。ピポ・ポリーナ(ボーカル)エンツォ・ステーラ
       (ギタリスト)     
       国内放送ライブ中継マンテュアフェスティバル。ピポ・ポリーナ 
       エンツォ・ステーラ共演。
       ”トリオ・タンゴジャズ”(クリス・フォン・ホフマン、ベアート・ラ
       ムサイアー)でフィエラ・ディ・プリミエロジャズフェスティバル
       出演。
       ファエンツァ、マシニ劇場でピポ・ポリーナのライブアルバム、
       ”バー・カサブランカ”収録。ウォルター・カイザ(ドラム)
       ヤービア・ジロット( サックス&フルート)
2005年 クリスチャン・ガイスラの”ビデオグラフィー”によるピポ・ポリーナ
       DVD収録。
       ”ライブ・イン・イタリア”リリース。
       ”トリオ・タンゴジャズ”新企画。アンドレ・ポウサツ( ダブルバス)
       ファビアン・クラトリ( ドラム)
2006年 ラウシャングリッフ・カルテット”バジルスのライブ”収録。
       ベルン公演スイスジャズオーケストラ特別ゲスト。
       ギタリスト、フランチェスコ・ブッツーロのニューアルバム”ナクソ
       ス”(マーレ・ノステュルム制作)の収録。
最初のソロアルバム”アツィーツ”リリース。ゲストミュージシャン;
       エットーレ・フィオラヴァンティ(ドラム )ファブリツィオ・ボッソ
       ( トランペット)ルカ・ロ・ビアンコ( コントラバス)ファビーオ・リッ
       ツォ( サックス) ペッペ・ボルタレーリ(ボーカル )
2007年 ネロ・ラ・マルカの映画”ラ・テラ・マードレ(母なる地球)“( べルリ
       ン映画祭)サウンドトラック演奏。
       ベルン公演スイスジャズオーケストラ特別ゲスト。
       イタリアのシンガーソングライター、ペッペ・ボルタレーリと共に
       ヨーロッパコンサートツアー。(イタリア、フランス、モンテカルロ、 ドイツ)
       スイスのシンガーソングライター、エスタ・バルのアルバム
       ”ミディネッテ”(サイドマン)収録。
       ギタリスト、ウンベルト・フィオレンティーノとイタリアコンサート。
2008年 "モーダスカルテット”スイスコンサートツアー。
       ペッペ・ボルタレーリのアルバム”ブートレッグ・ライブ”収録。
2009年 ミラノ、ヴァレーセでペッペ・ボルタレーリと公演。国際放送ライ
       2ライブ中継。
       ニーノ・クリステンのアニメ”小さなエデン"サウンドトラックリコー
       ディング。
       ”ダコーデオン”アルバム、”ルッキング・バック”リリース。
       ”モーダスカルテット”のアルバム”ライブ・イン・ベルン”リリース。
       バンド、モーダスカルテット日本コンサートツアー。
2010年 ウィーンアコーディオンフェスティバル(カペルストリオとして特別
       ゲスト)。
       モーダスカルテットのアルバム”モザイク”リリース。
2011年 ベルン劇場”老女の春”キャスティング、アコーディオン奏者。
       ポール・マックキャンドレスとヨーロッパコンサートツアー。
            ー演劇舞台演奏ー
             アントネロ・メッシーナ
シチリアはバゲリアにあるブランチフォルティ劇場で、ロゼマリ・スペーナ監督、
俳優ロベルト・サルディーナと共に数々のミュージカル制作に携わり、舞台音楽を
担当する。
 
      ”ウォーキング”    M.パドヴァノ脚本 作家、各種多様
      ”南から・・”         作家、各種多様
      ”喫煙と棘”          作家、各種多様
      ”エバ、ドルチェ(甘い )エバ”  M.ユルゲンズ原作
 
一躍人気となったスイス映画”遅咲き”の劇場化、シュテファン・フォーゲル脚本に
よる”老女の春”にアコーディオン奏者としてスカウトされ、2011年開演のベル
ン劇場公演にレギュラー出演。

Antonello has played in:

DEUTSCHLAND

BERLIN: Quasimodo, RBB Klassik Lounge Radio - MÜNCHEN: Muffathalle, Tollwood Festival - BONN: Harmonie - DÜSSELDORF: Haus der Jugend - HAMBURG: Agma Zeit Bühne - FRANKFURT A.M: Romanfabrik - BREMEN: Bürgerhaus Am Weserterrassen - STUTTGARDT: Laboratorium, Theaterhaus - NÜRNBERG: Loni Uebler Haus Open Air - FREIBURG: Jazzhaus - LEIPZIG: Moritzbastei - KOSTANZ: K 9, Jazz Downtown - TUTTLINGEN: Stadthalle - FULDA: Kulturzentrum Kreuz - OSNABRUECK: Haus der jugend - KOBLENZ: Kulturfabrik - SALZGITTER: kniestaetter Kirche - WÜRZBURG: Das Boot - REGENSBURG: Alte Mälzerei - RAVENSBURG: Waldhorn, Jazztime - KARLRUHE: Jubez - KAISERSLAUTERN: Kulturzentrum Kammgarn - ORTENBERG: Bürgerhaus - FREUNDENBURG: Ducsaal - ULM: Roxy - ERLANGEN: E-Werk - DRESDEN: Societats Theater - ANSBACH: Kammerspiele - SCHUPF: Der Stern - WEILHEIM: Stadtthater - LÖRSCH: Theater Rex - HALLE: Objects - EMLICHHEIM: Haus Ringerbrèggen - HEILIGENHAUS: Der Club - WIESBADEN: Bohnhofferhaus, Ringkirche - BESIGHEIM: Alte Kelte - FEUCHT: Reichswaldhalle - MENGEN: Alte Kirche - ALTENKIRCHEN: Haus Felsenkeller - BADEN BADEN: Gemeindezentrum - PÄHL: Gasthaus, Alte Post - ESSLINGEN: Dieselstrasse - ISERLOHN: Jazz Club Henkelmann - GARCHING: Stadthalle - EICHSTÄTT: Altes Stadttheater - MARBURG: KJZ - SCHWERIN: Speich - GERA: Komma - DARMSTADT: Central Station - MECHERNICH: Schloss - RIEGELSBERG: Stadthalle - FRANKENTHAL: Club Krone - FREREN: Alte Molkerei - INGOLSTADT: Neue welt - COBURG: Saal - AUGUSBURG: Spaektrum - BAD AIBLING: Kurhaus - GÖPPINGEN: Odeon - PFÖRZHEIM: Kulturhaus - MURG OBERHOF: Cafè verkhrt - NEUSTADT: Open air - WUPPERTAL: Spunk - KIRCHHEIM/RP: Bürgerhaus Kultursommer - TRIER: Open Air Landesgarten - WALDESCH: Open Air Kulturfest - OLDENBURG: Teather Laboratorium - KAISERSLAUTERN: Kulturzentrum Kammgarn - SPEYER: Open Air - ESSEN: Aula Oberschule - LINGEN: Open Air - KIRCHHEIM UNTER TECK: Bastion - LEVERKUSEN: Jazz Festival (Sensenhammer) - WEIMAR: Mon Ami - ASCHAFFENBURG: Colos Saal - REICHENBACH: Die Halle - GÜTERLOH: Alte Weberei - LAUF A.D. PEGNITZ: Dehnberger Hoftheater - REUTLINGEN: Foyer U3 - RASTATT: Schnick Schnack - ELBDEICH: Bürgerhaus Wilhelmsburg - WEINSTADT: Jazzclub Armer Konrad.

ÖSTERREICH

WIEN: Aera Club, Reigen, Metropol - INNSBRUCK: Zelt Festival, Treibhaus - GRAZ: Die Brücke, Open air, Casineum, Kongress Haus, Minoriten Saal, Nice Little Theater, Literatur Haus - SALZBURG: Republic - BAD ISCHL: Lehar Theater - NÜZIDERS: Gemeindesaal, Sonnenbersaal - GUTENBRUNN: Zum Juster - RIED i.I.: Kunstkeller - IMST: Arena Open air - FELDBACH: kunsthalle - WILDON: schoss wildon - VEITSCH: kulturhaus - GMÜND: Alte Burg - STEYERMUEHL: Papierfabrik - FÜRSTENFELD: Festsaal Hauptschule Schillerplatz - JUDENDORF/STRASSENGEL: Werkstatt Zottmann - HOHENEMS: Festival - MITTERDORF: Jörgi's Bar - Seiersberg: Volksschule - BRUCK AN DER MUR: Försterschule - KREMS: BRG

HOLLAND

TILBURG: Theater

FRANCE

PARIS: Atelier la Ruine - CRATOULE: Petit Théâtre

LIECHTENSTEIN

SCHAAN: Theater am Kirchplatz - Eschen: Tangente Jazz Club

LUXEMBURG

ESCH SUR ALZETTE: Kulturfabrik

LITHUANIA

VILNIUS: Mažasis Teatras

POLAND

POZNAN : Enter Music Festival

PRINCIPAUTÉ DE MONACO

MONTECARLO : Zébra Square

ITALIA

MILANO: Teatro Ciak, Teatro Blu, Arco della pace, Sim Hi-Fi-Ives - ROMA: Locanda Atlantide, La Palma, The Place, Teatro Eliseo, Festa di Liberazione - BOLOGNA: Cantina Bentivoglio - VENEZIA: Piazza Erberia (Rialto) - FIRENZE: Teatro delle Laudi, Las Palmas - TORINO: Folk Club - BOLZANO: Ex Novo - CATANIA: Le Ciminiere, Magazzini Generali, Teatro Club - PALERMO: Teatro Al Massimo, Teatro di Verdura, Spasimo (Brass Group), Open Jazz Club, Kals'Art - NAPOLI: Festa Regionale de L'unita' - ASTI: Diavolo Rosso - ANCONA: Mole Vanvitelliana, Auditorium Liceo Galilei - BELLUNO: Teatro Giovanni - XXIII- VITERBO: Teatro San Leonardo - COSENZA: Università della Calabria - VERONA: Interzona, Teatro Filippini - CROTONE: Teatro Apollo, Castello di S. Severina - COTRONEI: Teatro Nuovo - CALTANISSETTA: Teatro Regina Margherita - ORVIETO: Sala del Carmine, Piccolo Auditorium - BAGHERIA: Palazzo Cutò, Villa Cattolica, Villa San Cataldo, Teatro Branciforti - LICATA: Museo Archeologico - ESTE (PD): Teatro Farinelli - MORESCO (AP): Piazza Castello- BORTIGIADAS (SS): Festival - FAENZA: Teatro Masini - ABANO TERME: Teatro CRC - NOVOLI (LE): Piccolo Teatro - ASCOLI PICENO: Palafolli - PAVIA: Spazio Musica - ASOLO: Teatro Duse - PIEVE di SOLIGO: Teatro Comunale - SAN CASCIANA: Jack and Jo Theatre - FERMO: Bistro - LA SPEZIA: Centro Culturale - SCICLI: Festival- CAPO D'ORLANDO: Piazza - MANTOVA: Teatro Ariston - PIANGIPANE (RA): Teatro Sociale - PEDAVENA: Auditorium Guarneri - FORLI: Teatro Diego Fabbri - SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO: Jazz Club Bitches - ROSETO DEGLI ABRUZZI: Palazzetto dello Sport - CASTELLO TESINO: Nuovo Cinema Teatro - SASSARI: Teatro Ferroviario - PORTO SAN GIORGIO: Teatro Comunale - BARI: Auditorium Agora' - MIRA: Teatro villa dei Leoni - SUZZARA: Festival Analcolico - ARGENTA: Arena Cappuccini - PIACENZA: Villa Piccolo - S.COSTANZO: Piazza Comunale - VOLTERRA: Festival - POLICORO: Festival Lucano - MESAGNE: Piazza Comunale - S.GIULIANO: Bibblioteca Comunale. - PRATO ALLO STELVIO: Aqua Prad Statt.

SWITZERLAND

ZÜRICH: Moods, ZKO Kammerorchestrer, Maag Halle, Miller's Studio, Folkshaus, Landes Museum, Helsinki Klub, Stok Theater - GENEVE: MàD, Fête de la Musique, Cité Bleue - LAUSANNE: Comptoir Swiss 2011 - BASEL: The Bird's eye, Atlantis, Fluss, St. Jakob Halle, Achermannshof, Parterre, Historisches Musikmuseum, Jüdisches Museum - BERN: Stadttheater, Bierhübeli, Bejazz, La Cappella - LUZERN: Blue Balls Festival, Kleintheater, Schüür, Hotel Montana - CHUR: Stadttheater, Märsol, Mainstation 1901 - FRIBOURG: Club Nouvelle Monde, Foyer Bertigny - SCHAFFAHUSEN: Stadttheater - BIENNE: Le Carrè Noir, Expo 2002, Théâtre de Poche, UFO, Espace Culturel Rennweg, Les Caves - WINTERTHUR: Stadttheater, Kongresshaus, Coalmine, Essebar - ZUG: Burgbachkeller - SOLOTHURN: Landhaus, Chutz, Kreuz Kultur, Altes Spital - ST.GALLEN: Grabenhalle, Lokreimise - GLARUS: Kunsthaus - BADEN: Halle 36, Iserbähnli jazz club, Primavista - LUGANO: Casino, Canvetto Luganese, Auditorium Radio Svizzera - BUBIKON: Rampe - VERSCIO: Teatro Dimitri - JONA: Kellertheater Grünfels -FRICK: Kino Monti - DÜBENDORF: Obere Muehle - SCHWYZ: Konzert an der KKS - OBERUZWIL: Alte Gerbi - SPIEZ: Lötschbergzentrum - LANGNAU. i E: Kupferschmiede - FRAUENFELD: Eisenwerk - AARAU: Kiff - WETZIKON: Scala - BAAR: Gemeindesaal - HALDESTEIN: Festival Open Air - LIESTAL: Palazzo Kulturzentrum - ROHRSCHACH: Kulturbeiz am Hafenbüffet - KÖNIZ: Open Air Haberhuus - ALLSCHWIL: Calvin Haus - DEGERSHEIM: Magic Casino - AEUGSTERTHAL: Alte Post - USTER: QBus - MALANS: Wein Fest - SOMMERI: Löwenarena - SCHWARZENBURG: Kellertheater - BURGDORF: Bahnhoftreff, Schmidechäuer - ZOFINGEN: Kleinebühne - ZOLLIKOFEN: Durchgangzentrum - OBERHOFEN: Dachbühne Klosterli - STANS: Chäslager - KREUZLINGEN: Theater an der Grenze - BÜLACH: Sechtbachhaus - WATTWILL: Chössi Theater - WÄDENSWIL: Theater Ticino - WOHLEN: Kanti Forum, Kantonschule - BUCHS: Buchsbaum - STAFA: Aula in Obstgarten - WALKRINGEN: Rüttishubelbad Kultur - DAVOS: Serby Theater - MÄRSTETTEN: Theater - MÜHLETHURNEN: Alti Mosti - MENDRISIO: Mercato Coperto - SILS: Open Air - CHIASSO: Teatro Comunale - LOCARNO: Teatro Comunale, Teatro Paravento - LACHEN: Open Air - GRÄNICHEN: Open Air - LICHTENSTEIG: Chössi Theater - ZÄZIWIL: Weisses Rössli - BELLINZONA: Liceo Cantonale, Teatro Sociale, Dyapason - KERZERS: Gerberstock - BIOGGIO: Sala Palazzo Comunale - ALTDORF: Theater Uri - AFFOLTERN am Albis : Theater La Marmotte - BAD ZURZACH: Jazz in der Waag - VERSOIX: Les Caves - CORTÉBERT: Cafè Omega - LUINS: Château Luins - MEGADINO: Teatro La Darsena - VALS: Hotel Terme - HORGEN: Atelier Hinterrüti - SION: Ferme Asile - RHEINFELD: Jazz Club Q4. - MAUR: Poweplay - D'ESTAVAYER LE LAC: Aux Arcades Festival - UEBERSTORF: Schloss Ueberstorf - AERSCH: Schloss Chäller - STEFFISBURG: Schüür - ZWEISIMMEN: Galerie Hüsy.

JAPAN

TOKYO:Opera City, Suginami Municipal Cultural Hall, Morishita Bunka Center, Sky Carrot - OSAKA:Umeda Akaso - KYOTO: Sky Lounge, Syoenso Hotel Hozukawa - tei - KOBE CITY: Cafe Yorozuyal, TOA Hall, Chukakaikan Building - SHIOBARA MACHI: New Shiobara Hotel - HIBIKINO CITY: Masayumesakayume - TATEBAYASHI CITY: Nisii No Hora - ASHIKAGA CITY: Citizens'hall.

CYPRUS

LIMASSOL: Cyprus Ethnic Festival - Rialto Theatre.

ISRAEL

JERUSALEM: Yellowsubmarine, Jazz Globus Festival - TEL AVIV: Riding3, Tarbuta Yukneam - HAIFA: The Studio Theater at Bet Hecht - EIN HASHOFET: Kibbutz Jazz Club.


Project

Solo - Leader and Co-leader

Antonello Messina- Solo
Antonello Messina (Accordion and Piano)

Accordion and Piano / Solo

Antonello Messina (accordion and piano)

An artist’s solo performance is the richest in expressive possibilities. It offers a unique chance for direct interaction with the listener, in a deep exchange of energy and feelings. Antonello’s solo repertoire (on piano or accordion) is entirely dedicated to jazz standards and free improvisation. A solo program which is a blend of technical mastery, sensibility and artistic invention, whose aim is to create a deep emotional connection between the artist and his audience. More Info.

Trio
Trio

Trio (under constrution)



The Italian accordionist and pianist Antonello Messina has been an original and dynamic presence in the new international jazz scene for several years. He has toured and recorded both alone and as a sideman, and his numerous performances across Europe as well as his collaborations are greatly praised by both the public and the critics. Its approach is to create a powerful, highly evocative atmosphere by balancing original interpretation of the best of classic Jazz and exploration of new tunes and rhythms.
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Kedem Ensemble
Kedem

Kedem Ensemble

Antonello Messina (accordion)
Talya G.A Solan (vocals)
Omri Hason (percussion, hang)
Zhubin Kalhor (kamanche, daf, vocals)

Kedem Ensemble is a unique group of musicians from different corners of the world – Israel, Iran, Italy and Switzerland – whose repertoire is made of various world music threads and jazz improvisations. With its unusual collection of instruments – Iranian kamancheh, accordion and Middle-Eastern percussion, along with passionate singing – the group creates a fresh sound collage. The various musical backgrounds and influences of the group members join together to create an exquisite east-west sound with Jewish Ladino songs, early Israeli pieces, Iranian folk music, and more. With pulsating rhythms, hypnotic grooves and virtuosity – Kedem Ensemble conjures up a wide spectrum of emotions.
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Project / Sideman

Modus Quartet
Modus

Modus Quartet

Antonello Messina (accordion)
Wege Wüthrich (saxophone, clarinet)
Omri Hason (middle-eastern percussion)
Lorenz Beyeler (double Bass)

The music of Modus Quartet is comprised of various world music threads. It weaves Mediterranean spirit and diverse folk sounds with jazz, creating a lively and colorful musical tapestry. Omri Hason covers a wide range of percussion from the Swiss hang through the Oriental darbuka to the Afro-Peruvian cajon. He masterfully bridges the dialogue between lyrical clarinetist Wege Wüthrich and virtuoso accordionist Antonello Messina. Lorenz Beyeler’s powerful bass grooves complete the whole. With pulsating Oriental rhythms, hypnotic grooves and virtuosity. Modus Quartet conjures up a wide spectrum from melancholy to joy.

Scala Nobile
Scala Nobile

Scala Nobile

Sandro Schneebeli (acoustic Guitars)
Antonello Messina (accordion/Midi)
Stephan Rigert (percussion)
Eduardo "Dudu" Penz (double bass)
Samuel Baur (drums)
Paul McCandless (wind instrument)
Bruno Amstad (voice and noise)

Sandro Schneebeli's Scala Nobile is a musical project existing since long time, with many concerts and CD. The idea to create a group with Antonello Messina (accordion), Dudu Penz (bass), Stephan Rigert (percussion) and Samuel Baur (drums) is a challenge, a game in which they are always in search of new sounds, nuances and colours, virtuosities and brightnesses that make every concert a very precious appointment. On invitation by the Estival Jazz Lugano, the group will be joined by the world famous wind instruments player Paul McCandless (USA). Whether on Oboe, English horn, bass clarinet or soprano saxophone, his virtuous and empathetic playing has enchanted large audiences around the globe for years. While the second guest for the planned tour will be the fabolous Swiss multi Vocalist Bruno Amstad.

Zohar Fresco
zohar

Zohar Fresco

Zohar Fresco (percussion)
Antonello Messina (accordion)

With influences from Turkish and Arabic traditional music as well as the modern Western music scene, Zohar Fresco does not only constitute one of the most important musicians of Israel but is an internationally acclaimed composer and musician who participates in a variety of musical bands, constantly surprising his audience with his collaborations. His reputation as a musician and virtuoso on percussion (darbuka, bendir, riq, tar) has surpassed the boundaries of Israel ranking him today amongst the top names in the Music World. Along with Antonello Messina (Italy) – accordion, they present a program of their compositions as well as primordial Jewish traditional music orchestrated specifically for the band. In his youth, he got inspired by a generation of musicians who came to Israel from Asia and the Middle East and from collaborations with musicians from different cultures.

Discography

Leader - Co-leader - Sideman / select

Concerts

Leader - Co-leader - Sideman / live

Get in Touch

Please feel free to contact Antonello by email. He will answer as soon as possible:

Contact Details

    info@antonellomessina.it
  • +41 (0) 76 479 40 64
  • Atelier / Private Gallery:
    Rue de la Samaritaine 23
    1700 Fribourg
    (Switzerland)