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Enzo Jannacci
Birth: Jun. 3, 1935
Città Metropolitana di Milano
Lombardia, Italy
Death: Mar. 29, 2013
Città Metropolitana di Milano
Lombardia, Italy

Singer, Songwriter. Regarded by many as one of the leading figures of the Italian music scene during a career spanned more than fifty years. Born Vincenzo Jannacci, after completing his high school studies at the Istituto Alessandro Manzoni, he graduated in medicine at the University of Milan. His musical career began in the 50s after graduation in harmony, composition, conducting and eight years of piano at the Conservatory of Milan with Maestro Gian Luigi Centemeri. At the age of twenty, he began attending the cabarets atmospheres, immediately putting on show his qualities as an entertainer. Meanwhile, he approached to jazz music and started playing in some clubs in Milan where met Giorgio Gaber with whom he began a long artistic collaboration, at the same time devoted himself to rock and roll. As jazz musician he played with artist such as Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker and Franco Cerri, with whom he recorded several albums. After the first 45s recorded with Gaber, made his debut as soloist with such songs as " L'ombrello di mio fratello", "Il cane con i capelli" and "Passaggio a livello", love song who Luigi Tenco re-recorded, enhancing Jannacci also as an author. In 1964, he released on his album "La Milano di Enzo Jannacci" consists entirely of tracks sung in dialect and containing one of his masterpieces, "El portava i scarp del tennis". In the same year, he recorded two 45s, "Veronica", with text written by Dario Fo and Sandro Ciotti and "Sfiorisci bel fiore", reinterpreted after many years by Mina, Gigliola Cinquetti and Francesco De Gregori. Jannacci back in the limelight two years later with a new album, produced with the collaboration of Fo and with Fiorenzo Fiorentini, "Vengo anch'io. No, tu no" with the eponymous single who quickly became a top-selling climbing Italian top charts. He suddenly receives a tremendous success and since 1974, he started up successfully to compose soundtracks for cinema notably in films such as "Romanzo Popolare" by Mario Monicelli, "Pasqualino Settebellezze" by Lina Wertmuller, "L'Italia s'è rotta" by Steno, "Gran bollito "by Mauro Bolognini and "Piccoli equivoci" by Ricky Tognazzi. In the early 80s, he recorded the album "Ci vuole orecchio" which with eponymous hit song became the best-selling album from the time of "Vengo anch'io, No tu no". In the same period, he released the album "Nuove registrazioni", which contained some of his hit including notably "L'Armando", "El portava i scarp del tennis" and "La luna e la lampadina". In 1985, he recorded the album,"L'importante", made ​​up of goliardic and apparently simple songs but which showed the profound differences between his music and the music of the 80s. In 1989, he participated for the first time in the Sanremo Festival with the song "Se me lo dicevi prima" and in the same year recorded during a successful tour, a double live album that contained most of his music hits, "Trent'anni senza andare fuori tempo". In 1991, he returns to the Sanremo Festival with the song "La fotografia" where received the Critics' Award. In 1994, he took part for the third time in the Sanremo Festival in tandem with Paolo Rossi with the song "I soliti accordi" and in 1998 he participated for the fourth time at the Festival with "Quando un musicista ride" again awarded with the Critics' Prize for the best lyrics. Author of almost thirty albums some of which represent important chapters of the Italian record industry, Jannacci will also be remembered as one of the pioneers of Italian rock and roll. He died at the age of seventy-seven years because of cancer. (bio by: Ruggero) 
Cimitero Monumentale di Milano
Città Metropolitana di Milano
Lombardia, Italy
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Originally Created by: Ruggero
Record added: Mar 29, 2013
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