DONATELLO D'ATTOMA QUARTET Conversano (Italy)

Donatello D’Attoma, 1983, piano
Camillo Pace, 1978, doublebass
Lello Patruno, 1979, drums
Camilla Battaglia, 1990, voice

Finalist at the Conad Jazz Contest 2012

During the first year of the Contest, the quartet led by the Puglia pianist stood out for the versatility of its members, whose burgeoning careers have continued very successfully in various bands after their performance at Umbria Jazz 12.
Donatello D’Attoma is a rising star in Italy's original jazz piano scene. After graduating in organ composition and musicology, he embarked on a lengthy and intense series of concert performances in Italy and abroad and took part in many major festival, besides Umbria Jazz, which included Bari in Jazz, Etang D’Arts Festival (Marseille), Italian Jazz Festival (Berlin). His album Shema (AlfaMusic, 2016) was ranked among the top 100 Greatest Jazz Albums by Jazzit 2016.
Born in Taranto in 1978, and voted the best new talent by “Music Top Jazz 2009”, the double bassist Camillo Pace has played many classical concerts with both chamber and orchestral formation conducted by important conductors and with internationally renowned classic soloists, including, in a jazz context, Winston Marsalis. He has also worked with a number of musicians with national and international standing: Roberto Ottaviano, Dado Moroni, Roberto Gatto, Fabrizio Bosso, Fabio Zeppetella, to mention but a few. In 2015 he worn the Grand Prix For the Music at the 51st edition of the International Tour Film Festival with the track E allora balla. In 2017 he released the album Credo nei racconti (Digression Music).
Lello Patruno plays and collaborates as a drummer, timpani player and percussionists with artists ranging from Marcos Vinicius, Luis Bacalov, Emanuele Cisi, Gaetano Partipilo, Franco Cerri, Lino Patruno, Marco Tamburini, Luca Alemanno, Nico Berardi, Kekko Fornarelli, Tony Esposito and Mario Rosini.
The daughter of pianist Stefano Battaglia and singer Tiziana Ghiglioni, Camilla Battaglia made her début in 2010 with Joyspring, with Renato Sellani's trio and released on the Philology label. In the following two years, before being selected for the Conad Jazz Contest, she was runner up in the Massimo Urbani International Competition (2010) and the Chicco Bettinardi International Competition (2011). She subsequently collaborated with the likes of Lionel Loueke, Jason Lindner, John Taylor, Marco Tamburini, Becca Gerald Clayton and David Binney. In 2016 she released the album Tomorrow-2 more Rows of Tomorrow, under the Dodicilune label, available in the main digital music stores.