Born in 1990, he graduated in classical piano from the Music Conservatory in Parma. With Fabrizio Ottavucci he studied John Cage’s prepared piano and the music by other important composers from the 1900s, such as Giacinto Scelsi and Morton Feldman.
He joined the Erasmus program and gained the opportunity to study at the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk (Poland). During that period, he fell in love with jazz, so he decided to take his first lessons with Jazz Piano Master Leszek Kułakowski. He continued studying jazz in Parma with Masters Alberto Tacchini, Roberto Bonati and Roberto Dani. In 2016, he completed the bachelor in Jazz Piano with the highest mark, presenting a thesis about John Taylor’s music. In the meantime, he studied composition with Master Luigi Abbate and saxophone with Master Massimo Ferraguti. After that, he continued studying with pianist Umberto Petrin and graduated from Conservatorio di Milano with a thesis about Carla Bley’s compositions.
In 2021 the Italian historical label Dodicilune published his first solo piano album, “A Light in the Darkness”, which contains his own improvisations and compositions. It also includes an original poem by pianist and writer Umberto Petrin, who wrote it expressly for the album. Musicologist and writer Stefano Zenni invited him to present this work at Met Jazz Festival in Prato (“Il Futuro del Jazz Italiano”; the concert was recorded by RaiRadio3). The album received very positive reviews on several national journals and specialized music magazines (Il Manifesto, Gazzetta di Parma, Jazz Convention, A proposito di Jazz, Anima Jazz, La nuova cronaca di Mantova).
Later the same year he published for Emme Record the first album of his project Unusual Trio, a combo with piano, saxophone and drums. The repertoire consists entirely on his own original compositions. The tune “Il Grinch 1” was featured by All About Jazz for its “Song of the day” section.
In 2021 he was featured in “La giovane improvvisazione italiana” curated by Ettore Garzia for Percorsi Musicali.
In January 2022, he published his second piano solo album, a work commissioned by French publisher Pascal Maurice editéur. The tile of the album is “SILENCES – The Impossible Show”, which contains different music: original interpretations of two tunes from the 1920s (“Du bist meine Sonne” from Giuditta by Franz Lehar, and the famous “Mack the knife” by Kurt Weill), and some original music by Goretti – the “Irma Variations” (soundrtrack for the movie “No-Shows”, commissioned as well by Pascal Maurice editéur), and “Meditations on Mack”. The mook/CD includes also an original poem by Goretti titled “Silences”, an artistic statement about his personal view on music in relation with silence.
He created a piano and dance duo performance with the Neapolitan dancer Maria Grazia Marrazzo titled “Tempo Indefinito” (indefinite time), with the musical collaboration of the composer Alessandro Boratti. The project uses improvisation and aleatory techniques to show the fragile idea of “time”. The premiere of this performance took place in October 2021 at Studiottantuno Cotnemporary Art Projects in Mantova.
He is an eclectic musician, who works within various musical genres and different projects. He played in three conductions, directed by composer and double bass player Roberto Bonati (at Teatro Regio di Parma – concert recorded and published by Parma Frontiere Jazz -, Casa della Musica of Parma); he played with various combos in international free improvisation festivals (Oooh Festival, RARA Festival); he arranged and performed in piano solo the music of Mantuan composer Stefano Gueresi (he recorded two pieces for the album “Stefano Gueresi – Il ricordo vol. 2”, for TRJ Records); he played in Alberto Minozzi’s quintet jazz album “A Teatro”, recorded at Teatro Comunale di Nogara and published by WoW Records; he played with Tian Ruohan, an erhu player (a Chinese traditional violin), with whom he performed traditional Chinese music.
Recently, he has started a new solo project, “Silent Films Soundtrack”, in which he improvises live an original soundtrack to silent movies from the early 1900s (such as The cabinet of Dr. Caligari, L’Inferno, Nosferatu, A Page of Madness).
He played piano solo concerts for several festivlas such as: Il jazz italiano per le terre del sisma, Met Jazz, Piano Lab, Piano City Milano, Naturalmente Pianoforte, Rapallo al Pianoforte, Mantova Piano Day.
From 2017 he is also working with Digitans, a musical theater project (for two keyboards and voice, with music written by Alessandro Boratti, composer from Trento), winner of an artistic residency for the 460 Gran Paradiso Festival.
He composes music for videos (such as Blowing, composed for a MAU Architecture’s project “RI-GJANICA: URBAN AND LANDSCAPE REGENERATION OF FIER’S CITY CENTRE” which was awarded by “The Plan”).
His composition for alto saxophone solo Padora e Utopia was performed for the first time during the show “Padroni delle nostre vite”, in cooperation with the Parma Music Conservatory.
DISCOGRAPHY as a leader
A Light in the Darkness, Dodicilune, 2021, Ed503
Andrea Goretti UNUSUAL TRIO, Emme Record, 2021, ERL2110
SILENCES: The Impossible Show, Pascal Maurice editéur, 2022, ISBN 979-10-97426-59-0
DISCOGRAPHY as a sideman / other collaborations
A Teatro, Alberto Minozzi quintet, WoW records, 2021, WJ0026
Stefano Gueresi – Il ricordo vol.2, various artists (Andrea Goretti piano solo & arrangement), TRJ Records, 2019, TRJ080
Il suono improvviso, Chironomic Orchestra – Roberto Bonati (Andrea Goretti: keys), Parma Frontiere Jazz, 2018, PF-dvd02