Claude Diallo is gaining International acclaim and a reputation for not only his keyboard virtuosity but also his unique sense of composition. With his trio Claude Diallo Situation he has released several albums, won various awards and performed at numerous jazz festivals and venues in Europe, America and Asia.
His early love to Jazz happened through the music of Oscar Peterson and after intense studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston and the Aaron Copland School of Music in New York, Claude Diallo launched his career in the city that never sleeps and stayed there for 11 years, where he had te opportunity to collaborate and perform with icons of the jazz artform, the best musicians in his field. With his motto: Traveling with Music, he started touring outside of his native Switzerland at the age of 20 and through his curiosity, admiration and passion towards other cultures, he built a worldwide network, which is still growing.
CLAUDE DIALLO QUOTES
“…I heard some really great jazz…I couldn’t leave without hearing the rest of this set by the Claude Diallo Situation…A World Class Composer.”(QUEENS BUZZ, NYC)
“Pianist and composer Claude Diallo displays a striking array of talents on his new release, Now Then. His trio, the Situation, plays with a refreshing cohesiveness and dynamism and Diallo leads the way with his robust technique, cleverness and palpable sense of joy.”- Terell Holmes (The New York City Jazz Record, March 2011 Issue)
“…without any exaggeration, musically the most precious, what young Jazz musicians from Eastern Switzerland cre-ated since the last five to ten years…”- St. Galler Tagblatt (Switzerland)