Al Moretti

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.

Original Paintings and Prints upon request- almoretti@almoretti.com

Up Coming Art Shows

I'll be showing my Great American and Great Women Composers,  March and April at the Community Music School  Trappe PA.  

Pictured here is Great Women Composer, Zitkala Sa, Red Bird, Gertrude Bonnin,  (1876-1938) Native American Composer, Writer, Violinist, Activist. She wrote the first Native American Opera "Sundance" 1911, which was based on her libretto of a Piute religious ceremony. Her transcriptions of native American songs were used in the Opera.

Acrylic on Canvas Board 30"x40" Framed.

April 2019 I'll be showing at the Square Pear Gallery in Kennett Square.  One of my favorite galleries to show in, the Square Pear curated by Corien Siepelinga, features some very accomplished artists.

Picture are the "Dancers no. 2" from "The Rite of Spring" Ballet by Igor Stravinsky, Acrylic on Canvas Board 36"x48" 

2019 Yellow Springs Art Show April 27 – May 12   

This juried exhibit features the work of some the finest artists living and working in the Delaware Valley and beyond. The event showcases over 200 artists.                                                                    The Opening Gala Friday, April 26th from 6:00-9:00pm,  offers attendees the opportunity to view and purchase art before the exhibit is open to the public. The Opening Gala also features a silent auction of this year’s Poster Competition winner. Ticket costs are $75 for non-members and $45 for HYS members.                                        Painting is "Blue Collar" 30"x40" Acrylic.                

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.

 

Painting Galleries 

Jazz Images

Jazz saxophonist, composer and musical innovator John Coltrane.  His influence and inspiration is still being felt today. To hear him play was a wonder. His sound alone was rich in beauty, content and texture. Here is his iconic portrait 30x40" Acrylic on canvas board. 

 

Pop Images

Janis Joplin  One of the most iconic rock stars of the 20th century whose short career flamed out far too quickly. Her energetic and powerful performances were emblematic of the highly charged times she lived in. Her passion for music was contagious and striking.

16"x20" Acrylic on Canvas, Framed. 

Dancers

Dancers from Ballet and Operas that inspire. Solo and group portraits in motion and repose. 24x24" Acrylic on canvas board.

Horses

Young Blue ~ 24"x24"  Acrylic on Wood Panel.  Beautifully and simply framed it is ready to hang. I really enjoy painting horses.  They are so majestic and beautiful creatures.  Their lines and curves, shadows and arches have been an inspirations to the worlds greatest artists.

Great American Composers

Pictured here is Great American Composer and Ultra Modernist, Henry Cowell. See our Great American Composer ~  Copland, Bernstein, Carter, Joplin, Ives, Cage, Cowell, Griffes, Ellington, Gershwin, Sessions, Diamond, Sousa Barber, Piston

16"x20" Acrylic on Canvas Paintings.

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.

Still Life

The Empty Chair - 12"x12" Oil on Wood Panel.  The empty chair is often seen as a powerful image of loss and anticipation.  Elijah's place is kept at Passover awaiting his return. The image also representing loved ones taken from us never to return. The chair is a reminder of them both.

Commissions Available

Commissions

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 thanks 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

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