born in 1957 in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
Links www.danilorea.it (Italian)
Danilo Rea is an Italian jazz pianist. Born in Vicenza, Italy in 1957. He is a graduate of the Santa Cecilia music conservatory in Rome. He made his debut with Rome Trio (with Roberto Gatto and Enzo Pietropaoli) in 1975.
Rea has performed with, among others, Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Steve Grossman, Phil Woods, Art Farmer, Curtis Fuller and Kenny Wheeler. He is widely sought after in pop music, and has performed with Domenico Modugno, Pino Daniele, and Gianni Morandi. He participated as a solo artist in 1989 in "Requiem for Pierpaolo Pasolini" by Roberto De Simone at the Teatro San Carlo in Napoli. Starting from 1989, Mina's records have included Danilo Rea's backing keyboards.
His career began with the Italian ensemble Perigeo.