Al Moretti is a painting jazz musician, trumpeter, and composer. His musical experiences influence his subjects and style. Moretti aims to merge the language, theory, form, structure, and feeling of musical composition into his painting. “When I play music I think of color, and when I paint I think of sound. Sound is light heard, and light is sound seen.” Though his musical and artistic accomplishments stretch back to the 1970s, Moretti is creating exciting new works in acrylic medium: painting musical icons who have influenced his life and career.
Thursday July 19th 6:30-8PM ~ I'll be at the Malvern Library for the Great American & Great Women Composers. If you'd like to know more about these great composers come on out to the show. Pictured here is James Reese Europe (1880-1919), an American Ragtime and Early Jazz Bandleader, arranger and composer. He was the leading figure on the African-American music scene of New York in the 1910's Eubie Blake called him the "Martin Luther King of music". He was the commander of the renowned, "Harlem Hellfighters", World War I.
Saturday August 18 ~ 9am-6pm, Sunday, August 19 ~ 9am-5pm I'll be showing at the Gretna Outdoor Art Show. Over 260 Fine Arts and Craft artists from across the country. Food, Music, Art and Crafts. If you want to go contact me I have $2 off discount cards.
Pictured here is "Espana" 30"x40" Acrylic on wood panel.
I'm happy to announce that my painting, "The Trumpeter", (Miles Davis) was selected by the West Chester Lamp Post Banner Project, Public Arts Commission to display in town. Being included with the other 17 very accomplished artists is a real honor. All the banners are now up!
The "Trumpeter" can be seen on the corner of High and Market Street.
Great Women Composers
Marie-Juliette Olga "Lili" Boulanger (1893-1918) was a French composer, the younger sister of the noted composer and composition teacher Nadia Boulanger, and the first female winner of the Prix de Rome composition prize. A remarkable talent evident at 2 years old when she was discovered to have perfect pitch. Here she is picture 16"x20" Acrylic on Canvas. One of the truely great composers of the early 20th century.
The Sousa Conference Room at JWPepper just got a new addition.
Here's the painting I did of the "March King" that celebrates his great contributions to music. Sousa performed over 15,000 concerts, had 3 hit Broadway Musicals going at the same time and composed over 130 marches. He was also one of the earliest proponents of copyright protections for artists. Sousa has a remarkable connection to JWPepper. He commissioned James Pepper to build a bass horn that they could use with his marching band. Pepper, the Philadelphia based instrument maker, created the very first over the shoulder bass horn that he call the "Sousaphone".
49.5"x37.5" Acrylic on Wood Panel. Special thats to Aaron Moretti for the frame. Get the Poster here.
Victory Jazz Quartet ~ Origin Personnel
This exceptional group is lead by Composer Al Moretti on Flugelhorn, with Ron Thomas Keyboard, Chico Huff Bass and Glenn Ferracone Drums. Their music is built on a foundation of Jazz Rock Fusion gleaned from years of experience. Members have played with world class artists such as Pat Martino, Eric Kloss, Joey DeFrancesco, James Taylor, Stan Getz, Charles Frambraugh and more. Victory Jazz Quartet CD “Origin” released 2014i s getting National airplay and can be heard locally in the Philadelphia area on WRTI. Origin CD