The 45th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference
6.01.21 – 6.05.21
Session: Puccini in Jazz. With Riccardo Arrighini
Born in 1965 in Italy, Andrea Tofanelli graduated cum laude in 1987 at the “ISSM L. Boccherini” in Lucca with highest full marks. He performed with Maynard Ferguson, Randy Brecker, Eric Marienthal, Claudio Roditi, Peter Erskine, Kenny Wheeler, Tom Harrell, Paul Jeffrey, Dave Liebman, Till Brönner, Paul Jeffrey, Dave Liebman, Lee Konitz, Lew Soloff, just to name a few. He performed at the official “Maynard Ferguson Tribute” (2006) in St. Louis and in 2008 he received the Visa O-1 for Extraordinary Ability in the Arts from the USA Government. He appeared in the “Le ragazze di San Frediano” movie and composed the original soundtrack for the Italian movie “Il Segreto degli Alberi” (2012). In these last 25 years he has been performing in more than 100 tv shows for RAI National Tv and private commercial Italian tv networks, recording as session man in hundreds of movie soundtracks, TV commercials, Gold and Platinum Records awarded pop albums and videos for the most elite recording studios in Italy. He collaborated with the Paul Anka orchestra and performed in Italy with international pop artists as George Michael, Joe Cocker, Tom Jones, Burt Bacharach Michael Bublè, Dee Dee Bridgewater, New York Voices, Randy Crawford, Matt Bianco, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Gloria Gaynor, The Gibson Brothers, Samantha Fox, Imagination, Patrick Hernandez, Tony Hadley, Paul Young and Petula Clark. As international trumpet artist and jazz/classical music educator, he regularly performs and gives master classes all over the world. Andrea is Professor of trumpet at the “ISSM Vecchi-Tonelli” in Modena and Professor of Jazz Trumpet & Brass at the Fiesole School of Music in Florence (Italy).