• Peter Truffa reggae ska Bluebeaters rocksteady Giuliano Palma NYSJE New York Ska Jazz Ensemble Lady Lovely
  • Peter Truffa reggae ska Bluebeaters rocksteady Giuliano Palma NYSJE New York Ska Jazz Ensemble Lady Lovely

Peter Truffa - New York, USA - Torino, IT

Since age 9 Peter Truffa played the the old upright piano his father kept in the basement, this was arguably the first spark for the American producer, lyricist, singer, keyboardist, and composer.

Studies in music at the State University of New York Purchase were instrumental as he studied under pianist Charles Blenzig and bassist Vinshnu Wood whose quartet work would shape his background in boogie and stride style piano. During those formative college years, he developed his style and love for composition and performance.

Soon after his graduation he started his career in the music field by composing for MTV, performed live shows with Grammy winning latin jazz artist Raphael Cruz, and becoming part of the New York Ska Jazz Ensemble with whom produced “Properly Single” and “Minor Moods” respectively in 2001 and 2002. Touring in the US and Europe with NYSJE led to meeting Italian trombone man, Mr. T-Bone. The Following years were a mix between ska in NY and rocksteady in Italy.

As part of Giuliano Palma & the blubeaters, Truffa helped to redefine the role of a Palma and his band with extensive touring and recordings. In 2009 he contributed to the sounds of the innovative Sweet Life Society in and out of the studio. 2010 involved recordings and shows with Italian singer sensation Alberto Bianco on a set of recordings on the INRI label.