Angelo Di Leonforte is an Italian pianist, teacher, composer, and arranger, professionally playing jazz music since 2001.
He continually works on his improvisation techniques, composition and counterpoint with world-class pianists: multiple Grammy Award nominee Fred Hersch, jazz pioneer Barry Harris, celebrated bassist and composer Steve Swallow and many other the jazz gods such as Stjepko Gut, Dado Moroni, Bob Mintzer, Huw Warren, Danilo Rea, Kenny Werner.
Angelo graduated in Jazz Piano with honors at the Vincenzo Bellini Conservatory of Music in Palermo in 2014.
He recorded an album in his name, Angelo Di Leonforte Trio – This too will pass, entirely of original compositions published in 2020 by © Alfamusic and distributed by EGEA Distribution. The album obtains great acknowledgments from some of the most important national magazines and radio shows such as Jazzit, Rai Radio3 and Music sector.
Angelo is passionate about teaching. During his twenty-year career, he has taught highly specialized courses in jazz piano, jazz improvisation techniques and harmony at Villalta Musica (Udine) and has been a principal jazz piano teacher at the Arturo Toscanini Conservatory of Music in Ribera (AG).
He has performed in the following prestigious Italian and foreign music concerts and festivals:
Alzheimer Foundation of America New York (US)
AAIC San Diego Convention Center (CA)
International jazz music festival for The Brass Group Foundation (PA)
International jazz festival Catania Jazz (CT)
Piano City Milano (MI)
Gozzo Jazz Festival International Jazz Music Festival (Republic of Malta)
International jazz music festival Sicilia Jazz Festival
International Jazz Music Festival Piazza Jazz Workshops and Concerts
International jazz music festival Jazzit
Jazzit, International Jazz Day Catania (CT),
Contemporary Music Festival: Composers and Performers Palermo (PA).
He has performed at the following Italian concerts:
State Conservatory of Music V. Bellini – Palermo, State Conservatory of Music G. Verdi – Turin, Conservatory of Music – Ribera (AG).
He has performed in concert at the following theaters and important locations such as:
San Diego Convention Center (CA), Alzheimer Foundation of America New York (NY), Entertainment Community Fund New Jersey (NJ), RAI Auditorium – Palermo (PA), Teatro Massimo – Palermo (PA), Garibaldi Theater in Enna (EN), Garibaldi Theater in Piazza Armerina (EN), Cicero Theater of Cefalù (PA), Real Teatro Santa Cecilia in Palermo (PA), Valley of the Temples of Agrigento (AG).
His music has been broadcast by important Italian and international radio stations such as
Rai Radio 3, Radju Malta, FM Campus, Jazz soul.
In 2014 he won the first prize as best group at the International Pippo Ardini competition at the Rai Auditorium in Palermo, obtaining participation in the Tuscia Jazz Contest 2015 European Jazz Award.
In 2021 he wrote and composed the theme song Hope for EISAI. INC, a Japanese pharmaceutical company specializing in Alzheimer’s diseases and performed at various important events worldwide and retirement homes to help engage patients with Alzheimer’s disease.