Enzo (Vincenzo) Jannacci
Milan 1935-Milan 2013. A musician, singer-songwriter, actor and cabaret pioneer. 30 music albums. From a Pugliese family in Milan, he began his career with Gaber, Tenco and Celentano. Graduated in Medicine in Milan and majored in South Africa in Barnard’s team. He graduated from the academy of music and went to the US (married Giuliana Orefice). After playing jazz and rock’n’roll, he was taken on in ’62 by Crivelli for Milanon Milanon at the Piccolo (with Carraro and Milly), starting his compositions in dialect. Many theatre, film and television performances in the ’60s and ’70s. Worked with Dario Fo. The catchy Vengo anch’io, no tu no became a hit. Launched his greatest successes on TV with Cochi and Renato, and Mina. Composed soundtracks for films. In the early ’80s, worked with Paolo Conte (Sudamerica, Bartali) and had a memorable tour in Italy. Wrote the Inno del Milan in 1984. Three times at Sanremo in the ’90s (Se me lo dicevi prima).