Sat, January 13, 2018
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2018-01-13 7:30 pm
Nicole Pesce, Stephanie Trick & Paolo Alderighi - A Piano Triptych At The Tempe Center For The Arts at Tempe Center for the Arts
The Renowned pianists, Stephanie Trick, Paolo Alderighi and Nicole Pesce will perform an evening On Broadway on two grand pianos.
This premier performance on the TCA MainStage is a benefit for the Sandra Day O'Connor Institute Scholarship fund at ASU.
Pianist, keyboardist, composer and arranger Nicole Pesce entertains audiences with her unique blend of virtuosity, humor and pizzazz. With a repertoire consisting of over 12,000 memorized songs, Nicole is often dubbed “the human iPod” and is recognized as one of the “top ten musicians to hear in Phoenix” by the Arizona Republic. She has appeared on Phoenix’s prime time news, television and radio stations as well as in magazines and newspaper articles.
As a composer with a catalog of over 300 songs, Nicole was commissioned to write the title track to the compilation CD “Amada” – dedicated to the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation. Following the CD release, Nicole’s original music was featured in a documentary film for the Koman foundation presented at the Pink Tie Gala in Tampa, Florida.
Nicole was the resident pianist at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Phoenix for over a decade where she entertained with vocalist Jeffrey Hattrick and played everything from Bach to Lady Gaga.
Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi
Stephanie Trick (Harlem stride piano virtuoso) and Paolo Alderighi met at a piano festival in Boswil (near Zürich), Switzerland, in 2008 and started to collaborate on a four-hands piano project dedicated to classic jazz, preparing arrangements of songs from the swing era, as well as drawing from the ragtime and blues repertoire. Following the 2012 release of their first album, Two for One, they have been invited to many festivals and events throughout the world. Their second CD, Sentimental Journey (2014), shows their commitment to the formula of four-hands duets on one piano, rarely used in jazz. They recently released two new recordings, Double Trio Live 2015, and Double Trio Always (2016), with the classic jazz trio setting (piano, bass, and drums), but with two pianists instead of one.
Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado