Genre: Classical, Jazz
Giovanni Gravagno was born in Messina July 14, 1966.
He starts early (age 5) to play the piano, demonstrating a remarkable musical talent.
From the years 1973 to 1986 has been studying classical piano, followed by master Dario Nicoletti and Mimi Galletti, which will lead to achieving a specialization in composition at the Conservatory of Music Francesco Cilea of Reggio Calabria.
In recent years actively involved in composing soundtracks for various theatrical works of which Giuseppe Cavarra: Mafia, Suite for a lark, The people and history. Collaborates on musical projects with various artists such as Giovanni Mazzarino Messina, Daniele Grasso, Roberto Scarcella Perino and a cameo on the album "ll 'America" by Pino Daniele.
Abandon their studies classical music because more attracted by 'listening and study of Jazz music which will compete with by himself until now.
In 2005, after a long pause lasted a decade, due to decreased professional commitments, incorporates musical activities that will take him, in April 2009 publication of his first record, Piano, piano!
The May 8, 2009 held a concert presentation of the disc, whose collections were donated to charity, to assist earthquake victims in Abruzzo. The concert was held at the Auditorium of the CEI in Palermo. On June 26 he repeated the presentation of the disc, changing the lineup of the evening with the addition of several original songs at the library "Broadway" in Palermo.
The October 8, 2009 held a concert at the Auditorium RAI Palermo during which he presented in pairs with percussionist Henry Alessi, original songs and covers of tracks by several other contemporary authors ..
"Pippo Ardini (La Sicilia): At the heart of this album and listened to the concert is pure music, the piano with its universe of sounds clear, where the melodies are chasing a perpetual feeling of growing tension and relaxation . From silent harmony, constantly changing. A disc player, the harmony of the triad, the circular melodic repetitions are exhausted in the closing track of the album. A music in which the atmosphere is dusky, romantic, full of interiority, and today is no small thing!
Gigi Razete (LaRepubblica): "Few words. We want a few words to describe the music of Giovanni Gravagno. But above all there would a different light, each with a meaning and a place just outside of that newspaper which constrains . Only such an approach could be essential to form a seemingly dumb as the instrumental, especially at compositions centered on the life that includes us in its vastness and escapes us every day. Gravagna and lead to a global conception of music, with hasaputo wait patience before publishing the Plan, Plan, debut album which deals with pages of Ludovico Einaudi, Pat Metheny and his own compositions "