Marc Antomattei

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10/04/11    Albums

Album Review: Jazz For Japan

Jazz For Japan is a stellar jazz compilation album played by various American jazz musicians (and a few others) for indie label Avatar Records, and under exclusive license to VideoArts Music, Inc. in Japan. In the wake of the natural disasters (earthquake...

10/03/11    Community Articles

Tokyo Jazz Festival 2011, The Report - Day 3

In this series of three parts, jazz writer and author of the book "Miles: The Companion Guide To The Miles Davis Autobiography" will give his own personal accounts and reactions to Tokyo Jazz Festival 2011 which took place three consecutive days at the beginning...

10/02/11    Community Articles

Tokyo Jazz Festival 2011, The Report - Day 2

In this series of three parts, jazz writer and author of the book "Miles: The Companion Guide To The Miles Davis Autobiography" will give his own personal accounts and reactions to Tokyo Jazz Festival 2011 which took place three consecutive days at the beginning...

09/08/11    Community Articles

Tokyo Jazz Festival 2011, The Report - Day 1

In this series of three parts, jazz writer for All About Jazz dotcom and author of the book "Miles: The Companion Guide To The Miles Davis Autobiography" will give his own personal accounts and reactions to the Tokyo Jazz Festival which took place three...

02/24/11    Community Articles

Listen To A Rare 1969 Miles Davis Interview

Listen to a rare 1969 interview with Miles done just five days after the release of In A Silent Way. If you haven't heard it before, be one of the first now to listen to this long, in-depth, 24-minute interview in which Miles speaks about his fashion...

12/29/10    Community Articles

New Miles Davis Book Due Out Early 2011

New publishing house Marc Antomattei Press (MAP) and its founder Marc Antomattei are on course to publish their first book in February 2011, an annotated companion guide based on Miles Davis’ autobiography.

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About Marc Antomattei

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Antomattei, who is frequently credited as DJ Antomattei of Tokyo (born Marc Tolin Antomattei on January 4, 1983 in El Paso, Texas) is a professional disc jockey that is both a musical connoisseur and an autodidact; He is known for playing many eclectic styles of music including house, hip hop, soul, jazz, disco, lounge, bossa nova, and salsa among other styles. The self-proclaimed “Miles Davis of DJs” got his start as a disc jockey while residing in Tokyo, Japan. Antomattei credits DJs Tony Humphries, Masters At Work and Dimitri From Paris as his inspirations. The artist name "Antomattei of Tokyo" is an open homage to DJ Dimitri From Paris.

Music runs deep in DJ Antomattei's family roots, especially in Latin music. Marc Antomattei is the nephew of Agustin "Augie" Antomattei, an exceptional salsa trumpeter who has performed with greats such as Eddie Palmieri, Bobby Valentin, Cano Extremera, Jose Alberto, Pellin Rodrguez, and the Puerto Rico All Stars (a legendary salsa jazz band that was the Puerto Rico alternative to the acclaimed New York based Fania All Stars). He is also a nephew of Victor "Cano" Gonzalez, another salsa trumpter who has been performing with the world famous El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico since 1980. His grandfather's brother Candido Antomattei, was one of two main vocalist in Arsenio Rodrguez's conjunto, a band that was part of the roots in the establishment of latin music genres such as mambo and salsa. Lastly he has another uncle, Agustin Caraballoso who also performed in Arsenio's conjunto with Candido.

Marc Antomattei joined the JazzTimes community on Dec 29, 2010