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Renato Chicco
Renato (* 1962 in Trieste/Italy) is a pianist and organist. He studied at the Kunstuniversität in Graz and at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
While living in New York City (1990 -1998) he was a member of the Lionel Hampton Orchestra (1991-1992) and pianist and musical director with Jon Hendricks & Company (1991-1997). Being active on the New York scene during that time, aside from playing in clubs like the Blue Note, Birdland and the Village Gate, he took part of radio and TV shows (with Lionel Hampton and Jon Hendricks), performed in festivals and clubs all over the United States, Europe, Asia and South America.
Renato also performed with Lou Donaldson, Woody Shaw, Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry, Benny Golson, Red Holloway, Al Grey, Joe Williams, Wynton Marsalis, Gary Burton, Milt Hinton, Reggie Workman, Jerry Bergonzi, Steve Grossman, Al Foster and many others.
Among his several projects as a leader (on piano) Renato recorded two CDs of his jazz arrangements of Slovenian folk songs and recently one CD as a leader and three as a co-leader on organ. As a sideman he has appeared on over 50 recordings. Renato is currently professor for jazz improvisation at the Kunstuniversität in Graz and continues to perform all over the world.
contact: office@renatochicco.com
homepage: renatochicco.com


This Is New
Barnette Records
Renato Chicco, organ
Guido Di Leone, guitar
Andy Watson, drums
Non Dimenticar
Alessa Records ALR 1027
recorded live 07/08 November 2012 at Jazzland in Wien/Austria
Don Menza, tenor sax
Renato Chicco, KeyB organ
Bernd Reiter, drums
Spotlight On Standards
Savant Records SCD 2158
recorded March 2016
Jerry Bergonzi, tenor sax
Renato Chicco, Hammond B-3 organ
Christopher Drukker, drums
First Encounter
RTV Slovenija ZKP RTVS 115660
Renato Chicco, organ
Lojze Krajnčan, conductor
Big Band RTV Slovenija
Lenart Krečič, tenor sax
Adam Klemm, sax
Aleš Suša, sax
Blaž Trček, sax
Primož Fleischman, sax
Emil Spruk, trombone
Klemen Repe, trombone
Marjan Petrej, trombone
Rok Štirn, trombone
David Jarh, trumpet
Andreas Pesendorfer, trumpet
Darko Sedak Benčić, trumpet
Dominik Krajnčan, trumpet
Primož Grašič, guitar
Aleš Avbelj, bass
Andy Watson, drums
Nearly Blue
Savant Records SCD 2180
Jerry Bergonzi, tenor sax
Renato Chicco, Hammond B-3 organ
Andrea Michelutti, drums
Micro Organism
Enja ENJ9840
recorded live at Tube's in Graz/Austria
Jerry Bergonzi, tenor sax
Renato Chicco, Hammond B-3 organ
Andrea Michelutti, drums

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