Playing dates

Marco Pignataro 2018 agenda

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Marco Pignataro 2018 agenda

Marco will be playing at the Panama Jazz Festival which is on from the 15th-20th January 2018.

Marco is scheduled to play on the 19th along with drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, base player Ben Street, piano Lefteris Kordis and Carlos Agrazal.

Check out the panel discussion he will be in on the 18th, discussing “Finding Alternate Approaches to Jazz Pedagogy for the New Millennium”.

See you there!

Thank you Andrew at Multum Tech Pty Ltd for the updated schedule.





Playing dates

Catchy Tunes

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Today was extremely funny. I was researching Marco’s next live gigs and had his music playing in the background. My cleaning lady, Silvia from a Brisbane cleaning company, was mopping and dancing to his tunes.

Anyway back to the point, Marco is next playing on December 4th w. Laszlo Gardony Sextet ( Laszlo Gardony, p- Bill Pierce, t.s- Stan Strickland. t.s.- John Lockwood, b.- Yoron Israel, d.) at Highland Jazz Series – Newton, MA.


No tour dates for 2017 have been released that I could find.


Musician at his finest

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Marco Pignataro at the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

Italian musician named Marco Pignataro is famous musician from Bologna, Italy. But did you know Italian musician named Marco Pignataro also cofounded the Jazz and Caribbean music department? He was also on the board of the International Association of Jazz Educators. Marco Pignataro has a curiosity for the world and loves to travel to all the beautiful lands of the earth. Loves to share his dream and passion with his fellow people. He enjoys teaching others and helping them to love and do what they are passionate about.


A man of many talents

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There is so much more to Marco Pignataro than you may have ever imagined or even known. Pignataro is a man of many talents. He is indeed an Italian musician who is quite gifted and is extraordinary with each performance. He has many more talents too.

Include the following:

masterclass* a composer
* an educator
* a saxophone player
* a director
* a cofounder
* much more

Marco Pignataro is an impressive individual who appears to be more than just passionate about life and the beauty that can be experienced. He is a man who adds emotion, colour and beauty to the world through his passion and glorious music.

Evoking Joy in Many
Marco Pignataro is known for evoking joy through his piercing music. The joy will emerge and naturally blossom. It is his magical and moving performances that foster this. The audience is naturally mesmerised when he performs. His music seems to stir up many other emotions too. Those who enjoy his talents, simply allow their feelings to emerge because defenses simply get dropped as his magic fills the air. He has the ability to evoke untapped joy, laughter and even tears.

A Native of Bologna, Italy
Marco studied classical music and he is a native of Bologna, Italy. He had the opportunity to study at Bruno Maderna Conservatory of Music and the University of Miami in Florida. He has worked closely with many jazz artists and educators. Sofia’s Heart is his latest release. 


About Marco Pignataro

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marco-pignataro-picThe Italian musician named Marco Pignataro is the Managing Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. BGJI fosters creativity and musicianship through musical disciplines. Pignaturo, born in Bologna, Italy, studied classical music and jazz at the University of Miami and Florida International University.

 Pignataro is a multi-talented saxophone player, composer, and educator who previously served as the director of the Jazz and Caribbean Music Department and Jazz Saxophone Chair at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico.

 The Italian musician named Marco Pignataro creates compositions that are personal and evocative, and very accessible in tone and feel. Many are available on Youtube, including Sophia’s Heart, written for his daughter, Sophia, who has Down’s syndrome and has survived numerous heart surgeries.

 Pignataro is available on Facebook and other social media.


Music to my ears

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Hi I’m a big fan of Marco Pignataro, a musician from Italy, and I want to be able to share with you all his upcoming events and music to listen to for free right here at my new website. Maybe I’m being biased but we both share the same first name.

Stay tuned for more updates as I get this site up and running.