Andrea Pedrinelli

Andrea Pedrinelli

Official Site andreapedrinelli.com Andrea Pedrinelli is a musical (and theatrical) critic, song historian, popularizer: born in Milan in 1970, he started journalism in 1991. Over time he has worked for numerous newspapers, daily and periodicals, specialized and not; at the moment he collaborates with the newspaper Avvenire (for over fifteen years), the website www.dasapere.it (with a fixed section), the monthly Scarp de’ tenis, the historic monthly magazine Musica Jazz and the important specialized bimonthly Vinile.
Over the years Pedrinelli has created for various private TV (including Mediaset) unpublished formats, and contributed as author to numerous programs (including Serata Bella per Mogol, Serata Bella per Bigazzi). Also for a long time, with different formats including Dentro la Musica and Racconti Minimi (dedicated to Enzo Jannacci) organizes and conducts evenings, meetings or exhibitions of dissemination and cultural stamp: between libraries, schools, clubs, universities of leisure. At the editorial level he has produced the most important biography of Enzo Jannacci (Roba minima, publisher Giunti), the only one appreciated by the family; he has edited several editorial works dedicated to the work of Giorgio Gaber of which he is the highest existing scholar (among them the book Non fa male credere, publisher Ancora, and the artist’s omnia video work in books and Dvds); he has licensed various thematic studies (La canzone a Milano, La musica del Natale) and written extensive critical biographies about Claudio Baglioni, Ron, Renato Zero, Vasco Rossi -in a volume that has recently been reprinted in an updated version-; and reconstructed on book the event over fifty years of the a capella group Mnogaja Leta. Pedrinelli also designed and built with the jazz musician Felice Clemente Mino Legacy, a work that historicizes Mino Reitano’s artistic story and in which he wrote a critical profile of the artist, and published for Edizioni della Goccia “Canzoni da leggere – Viaggio nella poesia della canzone italiana”, an unprecedented reflection on the contents and cultural value of the so-called “canzonetta” which he had launched for several months in one of his column on the front page of Avvenire. With the band Pooh, with whom he collaborated as the only non-artist in more of 50 years of their musicallegend, Pedrinelli realized the video opera omnia with critical comments “Pooh Legend (4 books+4 DVD)”, several DVD about the band’s performances, the texts for the graphic novel “DiSegni” and the critical comment of the  box set “Sony Music Trilogia 87/90”. But Pedrinelli’s essays also appear in important works by the late Maestro Ezio Bosso as well as Giorgio Gaber, Vasco Rossi, Roberto Cacciapaglia. As a popularizer, with the groundbreaking formula of the show-meeting, in schools and (for a more mature audience) in theatres, the journalist has carried throughout Italy for years the testimony of the art of Enzo Jannacci, that of Giorgio Gaber and that of the Master Claudio Abbado. And on Mr G, he also created the only educational book in existence, linked to the ten-year experience of lessons-show about the Artist in schools. About Jannacci, however, with the singer-songwriter Susanna Paris, Pedrinelli has not only created and staged The Saltimbanco and the Moon, a theatrical concert on the artist approved by Him in life and also became a CD; but he also signed a book of study (The sound and the invisible) on the meaning of making music. Andrea Pedrinelli is currently about to publish two new books, one of which is dedicated to the figure of Alessandro Bono. He is also working on new meetings between culture and entertainment with which to disseminate as much as possible the historical and cultural heritage of the great Italian song, always flanked by artists screening.

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