Antonio Flinta Quartet

“The group has a swinging, soulful sound and the ability to work grooves with cool precision…there’s a bit of McCoy Tyner in Antonio Flinta’s attack and a touch of Bill Evans in his improvisations…This trio takes its cues from the wide mainstream of American Jazz piano but add their own distinctive energy to the sound”
Cadence Magazine (USA)

..."a wonderful balance between technical proficiency, knowledge of jazz history and contemporary creativity"
Bruno Pollacci-Anima jazz

..."the enviable interplay they show is probably the focal point of their jazz playing"
Giuseppe Mavilla-Jazzitalia

Antonio Flinta, pianist and composer born in Chile, studied in Madrid and Rome before earning a scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Back in Rome, in 1993 forms his own trio with Roberto Bucci, self trained bass player and programmer of the "Artena 3000 Jazz Festival" and Claudio Gioannini, drummer graduated with honors at the Percussion Institute of Technology (Hollywood, USA) and founder of the Staff Music School (Rome, Viterbo).

The trio has since then gained wide recognition recording four cd's : “The Meeting” (2000), “Tree and Figure” (2003), “La Edad De La Ira” (2005), and “Portraits and Songs” (2007), and touring national and international jazz festivals. The song "Ninietta" included in the album "La Edad De La Ira" was awarded finalist in the 2006 USA Songwriting Competition.

The Quartet featured in the new cd "Tamed" (2009), expands the expressive possibilities of an excellent trio with the contribution of longtime friend, the saxophonist Piercarlo Salvia, multi-instrumentalist and composer for theater, film and television.

Recent engagements include Sibiu Jazz Festival, Ploiesti Jazz Summit, Brasov Jazz Days, Bucarest EuropaFest, Sonvico in Jazz (Switzerland) the 13th Ankara Jazz Festival, China tour (Beijing and Tianjin), Bansko Jazz Festival (Bulgaria), Kaamosjazz in Finland, Smeltedigelen Jazz Festival in Norway.

Original compositions and intense interplay are the means to explore texture and colour, free improvisation and standard jazz song form, groovy rhythms and open spaces. Always bearing in mind that music - universal language - must communicate.