Reviews that mention Pete Malinverni
November 15, 2005
Pete Malinverni's Gospel-Jazz Project
Has anyone ever suggested something to you and in that first moment you know its the thing to do? queries New York-based jazz pianist Pete Malinverni. That happened at the Caramoor Festival when, after hearing the Niagara Falls, N.Y.- natives trio perform original music, the festival producer suggested that Malinverni bring his gospel-jazz admixture to a wider audience. A light went on and I knew he was right.
In the spring of 2006, working through ArtistShare, Malinverni will release a CD and a DVD of a performance of his Gospel/Jazz Project that took place in late October at SUNYs Conservatory of Music, where the pianist teaches part-time. A major undertaking, the concert involved Malinverni, trumpeter Joe Magnarelli, alto saxophonist Steve Wilson, bassist Todd Coolman and drummer Dwayne Broadnax, plus a 25-person choir and narration from Rev. Frederick Ennette of Brooklyns Devoe Street Baptist Church, where Malinverni is minister of music. MORE