Reviews that mention Pete Malinverni

November 15, 2005

Financing The Spirit

Pete Malinverni's Gospel-Jazz Project
for CODA

Has anyone ever suggested something to you and in that first moment you know it’s 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.- native’s 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 SUNY’s 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 Brooklyn’s Devoe Street Baptist Church, where Malinverni is minister of music. MORE