|The Artists - Gianluca Petrella|
Gianluca (Giovanni) Petrella - Italian trombone player born March 1975 in Bari - was part of Prize Winner Enrico Rava's JAZZPAR 2002 Sextet.
Petrella graduated from the Conservatory of Bari in 1994 a year
after initiating a long-term collaboration with soprano saxophone player
Roberto Ottaviano, recording the project Koinè with
Michel Godard (tuba), Tom Varner (french horn) and Marcello Magliocchi
(percussion). He also took part in a discographical project with American
saxophonist Greg Osby as special guest. In 1995 he played under the direction
of Carla Bley, Steve Coleman and Bruno Tommaso as member of O.F.P. Orchestra.
For a short period in 1997, Petrella lived in Germany collaborating with
several local and Dutch musicians.
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