- Artist: The Intention
- Format: CD
- Release Date:7/11/2006
Nanni-Salce Intention Mark Nanni and David Salce have been playing jazz music together for more than a decade. The styles have ranged from piano trio standard and original, to quintet all-original, to organ funk. The flavors have continued to evolve over the years, as have Mark's and David's roles as musicians in their respective communities (Syracuse and Ithaca, NY.) Both are influenced by and steeped in multiple styles of music and have made their livings over a wide range of musical opportunities, together and separately. Nanni is a pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger and producer. Salce is the sympathetic rhythm on drum kit to all of their musical adventures. The chemistry between these musicians is what makes the Intention what it is: spontaneous, soulful, Neo-Traditional Party-Jazz music! While Nanni and Salce are the core of the Intention, and indeed play a number of shows as a duo, they also add soloists and bassists to round out the combo to that of traditional instrumentations. The self-titled CD The Intention exhibits the many sub-styles of the jazz genre this group is capable of. We hope you'll enjoy the music. . . Accomplishments: • The Intention nominated for 2005 Syracuse Area Music Award (SAMMY): Best Jazz CD • Release of the self-titled group project: The Intention (This recording features standard and original material with vocal and instrumental performances. It contains performances by Nanni and Salce with the addition of excellent guest musicians.) • Perform at 2005 M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest. • Recipient of 2005 DeFrancisco Grant for Artists • Recipient of 2004 Onondaga Grant for Individual Artists • Perform at 2003 M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest. • Release of the self-titled solo piano CD, Mark Nanni . (This recording contains, among other interesting original and covered pieces, a Nanni arrangement of a tribute medley to pianist Bill Evans.) • 1999 SAMMY's (Syracuse Area Music Awards) nominations: Mark Nanni for "Larry Arlotta Award for Best Jazz Instrumentalist"; and Mark Nanni Trio for "Best Small Jazz Group." • Release of Nanni-Salce Intention: Sampler CD . (This recording features Nanni horn arrangements on his original pieces for alto and tenor saxes with trombone.) • Completion of four month jazz trio contract [1995-1996] aboard the m/s Carnival Destiny on the Destiny's inaugural run. (At the time, the Destiny was the largest cruise ship in the world.) • Release of Mark Nanni Trio: Unfinished Business CD . (All-original debut recording.)
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