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I love to hear Stephanie and Paolo together. They are an inspiration. Such sympatico! Such back-and-forth! Individually they are marvelous musicians—we’ve known that, but together they play 4-handed stride as it’s never been done. Brava, bravo!

Dick Hyman

This dazzling husband-and-wife duo fascinates audiences with their fresh takes on classics from the stride piano, ragtime, and boogie woogie repertoires, as well as familiar favorites of the Swing Era, Classical Hollywood Cinema and the golden age of Broadway.  

While Trick and Alderighi are pioneers in the use of four-hands jazz piano, they will perform on two keyboards rather than one for their Quick Center appearance, highlighting their individual virtuosities in the stride and jazz piano styles.

Stephanie Trick of St. Louis is classically trained and a leading exponent of stride piano. Paolo Alderighi of Milan, also classically trained, is one of Italy’s foremost jazz pianists. The duo met at a piano festival in Switzerland in 2008. Three years later, they started to collaborate on a four-hands piano project dedicated to classic jazz and the early American repertoire. Stephanie and Paolo explored the formula of four-hands duets on one piano, rarely used in jazz, in their first two albums, Two for One (2012) and Sentimental Journey (2014). Their partnership continued with Double Trio Live 2015 and Double Trio Always (2016), recorded in the piano trio setting, but with two pianists instead of one. In 2018, they released their first album on two pianos, Broadway and More. Their latest project is a double album, I Love Erroll, I Love James P. (2020), and it features the compositions of two legendary figures of jazz piano, Erroll Garner and James P. Johnson.

The four-hands piano duo has performed in a variety of venues, including the Gilmore Keyboard Festival, Jazz at Filoli, the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, the Kobe Jazz Street Festival in Japan, the London Jazz Festival, the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, the Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Silkeborg Riverboat Jazz Festival in Denmark, the Bohém Ragtime & Jazz Festival in Hungary, Teatro Dal Verme Milano, Jazzland in Vienna, Jazz Bistro in Toronto, and other jazz clubs.

Blending impeccable technique with humor and showmanship, Trick and Alderighi are considered the most engaging piano duo touring internationally, winning the adoration of critics and fans alike.

Learn more about the duo → Watch “Route 66” by Stephanie and Paolo → Read a review of their new double CD → Check out this 2020 interview with the artists → Watch more on their YouTube Channel →
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