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Emmanuel Massarotti

Pianist, keyboardist, composer, arranger, musical director, educator, electric bassist, vocalist and percussionist (Afro-Cuban and Afro-Uruguayan).

Born in Vienne, France into a musical family of Italo-French decent, Emmanuel began studying music at the Conservatory and private lessons, and he completed his studies with first prizes in piano, chamber music and writing. He also studied the liturgical organ and conducting. Massarotti’s most famous masters were Olivier Messiaen, Segiu Celibidache, Jean-Pierre Clement and Jollet Pincemaille. Meanwhile, his father introduced him at an early age to jazz, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music, which became his favorites, among other world music.

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