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Vito Di Modugno
Born in Bari/Italy, Vito Di Modugno began his musical studies very early. Guided by his father, an experienced and well-known accordionist, he studied piano, organ, electric bass and upright bass.  He gave his first public performance at age five, and in 1973 at age 11, made his debut in his father's orchestra. He began studying piano with Maestro Binetti, earning his diploma in 1984. The same year, he was one of several winners of the musical contest "Coppa pianisti d'Italia". 
 
He attended masterclasses with Medori and Caporali; jazz seminars by Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny, and ultimately courses at Siena Jazz. From 1996 to 1999 he toured with Patty Pravo, recording two CDs and a DVD. In 2003 he was voted among the best new talents in "Musica Jazz" magazine's "Top Jazz" poll. 
 
Vito participated as soloist in concerts with the Symphony Orchestra "Arturo Toscanini" of Parma directed by Beppe D'Onghia, playing the organ in Jon Lord's concerto for ensemble and symphony orchestra based on the Deep Purple piece from 1969. He was invited to perform in the USA with saxophonists Jerry Bergonzi and Carol Sudhalter, guitarist Bill Wurtzel, organist Radam Schwartz and vocalists Sarah McLawler, Pat Tandy and Marti Mabin. 
 
In the course of his concert activities he has also played with internationally recognized stars such as Dennis Chambers, Jeff Berlin, Dionne Warwick, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker, Bobby Watson, Michael Mossman, Irio De Paula, Tony Scott, Rachel Gould, Dave Liebman, Sarah Jane Morris, Nick The Nightfly, Kim Plainfield, Urbie Green, Enrico Rava, Paolo Fresu, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Gianni Basso, Tullio De Piscopo, Andrea Braido, Eddy Palermo, Gigi Cifarelli, Fabio Zeppetella.
 
He teaches in Bari at the Conservatory "N. Piccinni", for the past 25 years at the "Il Pentagramma" music school, and has given Master Classes in Jazz at Espartinas - Sevilla/Spain.
contact: vitodimodugno@gmail.com
homepage: www.vitodimodugno.it
myspace www.myspace.com/vitodimodugno
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Discography
Con Alma
YVP Music 3084
recorded oct 1999 in Italy
Vito di Modugno, Hammond organ
Guido di Leone, guitar
Mimmo Campanale, drums
Break Out
Lush Tales LT CD 0136
recorded March 2001 in Milano/Italy
Vito di Modugno, Hammond organ, bass
Michele Carrabba, soprano sax, tenor sax
Michele di Monte, drums
Organ Grooves
RED Records RR 123297-2
recorded September 2002 in Bari/Italy
Vito di Modugno, organ
Sandro Gibellini, guitar
Massimo Manzi, drums
Stefan D'Anna, tenor sax
Fabrizio Bosso, trumpet
Pino di Modugno, accordion
Bedouin
RED Records RR 123299-2
recorded May 2003 in Bari/Italy
Pino di Modugno, accordion
Sandro Gibellini, guitar
Vito di Modugno, Hammond organ, piano, bass
Massimo Manzi, drums
Michele Carrabba, tenor sax
Vincenzo Deluci, trumpet
Paradoxa
RED Records RR 123305-2
recorded November 2003 in Bari/Italy
Salvatore Bonafede, piano, handclaps
Pietro Ciancaglini, bass
Lorenzo Tucci, drums
Vito di Modugno, Hammond B-3 organ
Pino di Modugno, accordion, steel guitar
Sergio Veschi, voice
Organ Trio
RED Records RR 123309-2
recorded November 2006 in Bari/Italy
Vito di Modugno, Hammond B-3 organ
Pietro Condorelli, guitar
Massimo Manzi, drums
Michele Carrabba, tenor sax
Pino di Modugno, accordion
East Side
RED Records RR 123321-2
recorded July 2010 in Bari/Italy
Vito di Modugno, Hammond B-3 organ, Fender Rhodes
Pietro Condorelli, guitar
Massimo Manzi, drums
Michele Carrabba, tenor sax, soprano sax
Jerry Bergonzi, tenor sax
Fabio Morgera, trumpet
Con Alma Trio Meets Jerry Bergonzi
Abeat Records ABJZ154
recorded July 2015 in Conversano/Italy
Vito di Modugno, Hammond organ
Jerry Bergonzi, tenor sax
Guido Di Leone, guitar
Mimmo Campanale, drums
My Pictures At An Exhibition
Abeat Records ABJZ165
recorded September 2016 in Bari/Italy
Vito di Modugno, Hammond organ, piano, bass
Michele Carrabba, tenor sax, soprano sax, baritone sax, bass clarinet
Pietro Condorelli, guitar
Massimo Manzi, drums
Songs From The Soul
Abeat Records ABJZ208
recorded September 2018 in Bari/Italy
Vito di Modugno, Hammond organ, Rhodes piano
Michele Carrabba, sax
Pietro Condorelli, guitar
Massimo Manzi, drums
Patrizia Conte, vocals
Christmas Songs For You
no label
recorded December 2016 and December 2019 in Bari/Italy
Vito di Modugno, Hammond B-3 organ Mino Lacirignola, trumpet Renzo Bagorda, pedal steel guitar, banjo Pino Pichierri, clarinet Antonio Grimaldi, bass Nico Grimaldi, drums Rosanna D'Ecclesiis, vocals

 
Sound Samples
MP3 "Mr. Smith", from the album "Con Alma"
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