Andrea Razzauti – Front Street

FrontStreetItalian guitarist Andrea Razzauti makes his Woodward Avenue Records debut with this June, 2013 release. Produced by double Grammy winner Paul Brown with feature contributions from Darren Rahn and Patti Austin. Andrea’s father (gifted in his own right) presented him with his first guitar when he was only 9 years old; by 11, he was playing in a local band and in his early teens performing professionally. Opening for many well-known popular bands, he received high-praise and an exalted notoriety for a variety of musical styles, ranging from traditional classical Italian to R&B and pop/rock. His fans followed him to many of the most prominent Italian (and European) venues.

While continuing as a featured recording artist, it was inevitable that he would ultimately turn to jazz. He studied such masters as Villalobos, Wes Montgomery, Toninho Horta and George Benson. In the 80’s, his artistic interests and musical abilities reached an even greater level of sophistication. Recognizing an indefinable affinity between the classical and jazz guitar, he successfully connected the two. Andrea’s passion and fervor translated into an even deeper dedication to his musical compositions. In the 90’s he composed, arranged and produced his first release Blu Oltremare, a captivatingly seamless blend of classic, Brazilian and jazz, and now he is poised to release his Woodward Avenue debut album Front Street to U.S. audiences.

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