gianni lenoci pianist, composer, teacher studied improvisation with mal waldron and paul bley and graduated brilliantly in piano at “s.cecilia” conservatory in rome and in electronic music at “n.piccinni” conservatory in bari, he also graduated in experimental second level piano with a thesis on morton feldman’s piano works.
in 1993 lenoci was finalist at “european jazz competition” in leverkusen (germany) and in 1996 he won the “achantes fondation” prize in paris.
he performs extensively as soloist, with jazz combos and experimental units, with renown players in both jazz and improvised music, among others: massimo urbani, steve lacy, joelle leandre, steve grossman, harold land, bob mover, enrico rava, glenn ferris, eugenio colombo, giancarlo schiaffini, don moye, han bennink, antonello salis, carlo actis dato, david gross, stephen heckel, paul lovens, sakis papadimitriou, georgia sylleou, jean-jacques avenel, john betsch, markus stockhausen, steve potts, carlos zingaro, john tchicai, kent carter.
he also performs with contemporary dancers, multi-media artists and poets. lenoci is a composer and performer of experimental, notated and improvised operas (both acoustical and electronic) with a particular attention to authors like morton feldman, john cage, earle brown, sylvano bussotti and the complete keyboard works of johann sebastian bach.
since 1990 he is teaching performance, improvisation & composition in jazz and contemporary music classes at “nino rota” conservatory in monopoli (italy) and is guest professor at bucharest university, corfu university, royal northern college of manchester, conservatorio superior de malaga, franz liszt hochschule in weimar, conservatorio superior de madrid.
he extensively toured clubs, concert halls and festivals in italy, france, england, romania, hungary, albania, argentina, usa, turkey, canada, greece.
his works has been published on splasc(h), modern times, asc, ant, leo, afk, sentemo, vm-ada, dame (ambiances magnetique), vel net, soul note, amirani.