The Dominic Galea Jazztet has been around for some time now and has featured in concerts such as:
“The European Central Bank Cultural Festival” in Frankfurt (2015)
“Miles Davis Tribute” at MCC (2016),
“Jazz is-Suq” (Valletta 2018)
“Jazz fit-Tard” at the Manoel Theatre (Notte Bianca 2018)
And recorded the album “WW11 Impressions (2020) amongst others.
For this year’s Malta Jazz Festival the Jazztet will be performing compositions by Dominic Galea and an original number by Sammy Galea arranged specifically for the occasion.
Dominic Galea – Piano
Mariele Zammit - Vocals
Carlo Muscat - Tenor Sax
Alex Bezzina - Trumpet
Anthony Saliba - Bass
Joseph Camilleri - Drums
Adrian Galea - Percussion
Dominic Galea developed a taste for Jazz music since an early age. He studied jazz piano with his father Sammy and later in London with the late jazz pianist/composer Stan Tracey. Dominic furthered his studies in composition with Maestro Pawlu Grech and obtained a Masters Degree from the University of Malta in 2010 and an FLCM Diploma from the London College of Music in 2011.
Since 1983 Galea participated and won various awards in festivals both locally and abroad namely: Slovakkia, Egypt, Australia, and Italy amongst others. He also won the Best Composer Award at the “Malta Music Awards” and an “Outstanding Musicianship Certificate” from Berklee in Umbria both in 2001.
Galea’s versatile works include: sixteen musicals, a ballet for children, set music to a large number of Maltese literary works, incidental music for TV shows, jazz suites and other contemporary works. He performed and recorded with international jazz artists such as Clark Tracey, Wayne Naus, Martin Shaw, Mark Lewandowski, Brandon Allen, Nadin Teimoori and Bodek Janke to mention a few.
As a jazz pianist he took part at the “Bratislava Jazz Days” (1985), where his composition “Horizon” was recorded on a double album featuring international jazz musicians such as Stanley Clarke, Terje Rypdal and John McLaughlin. He also performed in various Jazz and Cultural Festivals in Malta, England, Cyprus, Portugal, Italy, France, Germany and Austria. He produced over twenty albums most of which featuring his compositions.
Dominic was a member of the Arts Council Malta Board (ACM) between 2013 and 2017 and since 2008 he has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta.
17 July 2020