Stefano Intelisano

"...the Italian, mr. Stefano Intelisano on the keyboards back there, cookin' it up, making it sound so super saucy and tasty tonight..."
Jason Mraz
"on tour with the BoDeans "
...
www.bodeans.com
"official NORD artist"
...
"Stefano is a seriously brilliant and tasteful musician."
Ian McLagan
Rod Stewart, Faces
"Stefano is an exceptional musician and an extraordinary addition to the Austin music community."
Ray Benson
Asleep at the Wheel
"In the course of my travels and work, Stefano stands out in the most positive and uplifting ways. I have admiration and respect for Stefano and have enjoyed working on recording projects with him."
Floyd Domino
Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, George Strait
"Stefano is a great asset to any musical setting, with his input of ideas and professional demeanor. I regard him as one of the finest players I know..."
Chris Maresh
Eric Johnson, Bonnie Raitt

Music

Video

With Jason Mraz at Festival de Verao - 'I'm Yours'

Stefano Intelisano playing Hammond B3 and Keyboards with Jason Mraz at Festival de Verao - Salvador, Brazil - great crowd having fun, the reaction to the music being played speaks for itself.

Stefano Intelisano YouTube playlist/channel

A mix of performances featuring Stefano Intelisano on keyboards with different artists from the last decade it so

Austin City Limits on PBS - Austin Gets Psychedelic

WATCH HERE:
http://www.pbs.org/video/2365778851/

From the famous TV series, different artists take the stage backed by a stellar house band with Stefano Intelisano on Hammond B3 and keys, Roscoe Beck on bass, Tommy Taylor and Les Fisher on drums, Dave Sebree on guitar

David Grissom Band - "Jessica"

the famous Allman Brothers tune reinterpreted as a quartet

with Big Cat - "Stand up man"

Roscoe Beck, bass guitar, put pen to paper a few years back and came up with these really great lyrics that he decided to pull out of the vault and have put on this record. Malford Milligan on vocals, Stefano Intelisano on keys, Lessly Fisher, Jr. on drums, Lisa Tingle on backing vocals and Dave Sebree on guitar. Playing at their debut performance at Threadgill’s South in Austin, Texas.

With Jason Mraz - 'Mama said' - Boston,MA

Stefano Intelisano playing Hammond B3 and keyboards with Jason Mraz at ‘Life is good’ Festival, Boston,MA - ‘Mama said’ - people loved this song during the tour, and I got a chance to get that B3 growling a bit with a solo towards the end of the song.

With Jason Mraz - Paul McCartney's 'Silly Love Songs'

Stefano Intelisano playing piano with Jason Mraz in Baltimore,MD - band introduction on Paul McCartney’s classic ‘Silly Love Songs’.

with the BoDeans - Closer to Free - Live at Ram's Head 2015 - Annapolis, MD

Stefano Intelisano playing accordion on the popular BoDeans tune Closer To Free - the legendary Kenny Aronoff featured on drums

At the legendary Sugar Hill Studios

Stefano Intelisano playing keyboards with with the Boombox/ Grooveline Horns fellas.  This was a fun, live recording at the legendary Sugar Hill studios in Houston, Texas (the ‘Abbey Road of the South’ - http://www.sugarhillstudios.com/).

With Mary Mary - Grammy Honors tribute -Yolanda Adams

Stefano Intelisano playing piano with gospel duo Mary Mary (Erica in this instance, Tina was sick) at Grammy Honors Event - tribute to Yolanda Adams’ ‘Just a prayer away’

With Jason Mraz at FarmAid 25 in Milwaukee

Stefano Intelisano playing Hammond B3 and keyboards with Jason Mraz at FarmAid 25 in Milwaukee.  Great cause for this festival. Live TV broadcasting everywhere in the world, and my Leslie speaker got suddenly stuck on ‘fast’ for the whole show. Love it!

With Jason Mraz - Santa Barbara Bowl - 'Rock with you'

Stefano Intelisano playing Hammond B3 and keyboards with Jason Mraz at the Santa Barbara Bowl in California - Jason made this version of Michael Jackson’s ‘Rock with you’ a real fun moment in the show.

With Jason Mraz in Fortaleza, Brazil - 'Unfunky U.F.O.'

Stefano Intelisano playing synth with Jason Mraz in Fortaleza, Brazil - getting creative on the synth patches during this fun ‘Parliament’ moment while Jason is dancing with a girl from the audience.

With latin pop star Cristian Castro - Long Beach, CA

Stefano Intelisano playing piano with latin pop star Cristian Castro at the Vault in Long Beach, CA - always great audience response on this Raul Di Blasio ballad.

With Jason Mraz at 'Life is good' Festival, Boston,MA

Stefano Intelisano playing Hammond B3 with Jason Mraz at ‘Life is good’ Festival, Boston,MA - I remember the excellent great sounding Hammond B3 and Leslie provided for that tour.

With Seth Walker - The Delbert McClinton SBC Cruise

Stefano Intelisano plays piano with Seth Walker on the Delbert McClinton SBC cruise. Mr. Delbert McClinton joins in on this fun boogie he cowrote with Seth

With Cristian Castro in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Stefano Intelisano playing keyboards with Cristian Castro in Guayaquil, Ecuador - classic example of Cristian Castro pop tune - ‘Lloviendo estrellas’

The Pink Floyd Experience - Austin, Tx

Stefano Intelisano playing keyboards for the DVD shoot of this one time Austin Pink Floyd Experience at the historic Seaholm Electric Plant.

With Patty Griffin at Austin City Limits Music Festival 2008

Stefano Intelisano playing accordion with Patty Griffin at Austin City Limits Music Festival 2008 - ‘Chief’

with Patty Griffin at Rocky Mountain Folk Festival in Lyons, CO - 2008

Stefano Intelisano playing piano with Patty Griffin at Rocky Mountain Folk Festival in Lyons, CO - 2008 - ‘Rain’ - perfect setting considering the weather conditions at the festival.

With Seth Walker on ME TV - 'You don't know me'

Stefano Intelisano playing piano with Seth Walker on Austin’s ME TV channel - classic Cindy Walker’s ‘You don’t know me’

With David Grissom - Storyville's 'What passes for love'

Stefano Intelisano playing keyboards with David Grissom - from our weekly Saxon Pub residency in Austin,TX - Storyville days ‘What Passes for Love’ - fun jam towards the end of the tune.

With David Grissom - trainbeat 'Boots likes to Boogie'

Stefano Intelisano playing keyboards with David Grissom - from our weekly Saxon Pub residency in Austin - ‘train beat’ favorite ‘Boots likes to boogie’ - again, jam at the end.

With Seth Walker - SBC cruise - 'More days like this'

Stefano Intelisano playing Hammond B3 with Seth Walker - from Delbert McClinton SBC17 cruise - gospel flavored favorite ‘More days like this’.

With Patty Griffin at Rocky Mountain Folk Festival

Stefano Intelisano plays piano with Patty Griffin at Rocky Mountain Folk Festival in Lyons, CO - ‘Hang on S.Christopher’ - Patty Griffin sings Tom Waits.

Artists/Tours

  • Jason Mraz
  • The BoDeans
  • Christopher Cross
  • Patty Griffin
  • David Grissom
  • Benjamin Booker
  • Trigger Hippy
  • Kenny Aronoff
  • Steve Gorman
  • Pat Green
  • Charlie Robison
  • Charlie Mars
  • Jimmy LaFave
  • Radney Foster
  • Cory Morrow
  • Ian Moore
  • Hal Ketchum
  • Cristian Castro
  • Tom Cochrane
  • Chuck Rainey
  • Hunt Sales
  • Bob Schneider's Moonlight Orchestra
  • Bill Carter
  • Jake Andrews
  • What Made Milwaukee Famous
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Jake Langley
  • Chris Maresh
  • Kirk Covington
  • Van Wilks
  • Michael Des Barres
  • John Popper
  • John Inmon
  • Jesse Dayton
  • Jeff "Skunk" Baxter
  • Dony Wynn
  • Steve Miller
  • Delbert McClinton
  • Gary Nicholson (Whitey Johnson)
  • Seth Walker
  • Casper Rawls
  • Garrett Lebeau
  • The Night Owls
  • Ivan Neville
  • Cyril Neville
  • Marcia Ball
  • John McEuen
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Buckwheat Zydeco
  • Grooveline Horns band
  • Mike Blakely
  • Boombox ATX
  • Bruce Hughes' BHANA
  • A is Red
  • Atash
  • Mingo Fishtrap
  • Akina Adderley
  • Susanne Abbott
  • Clay McClinton
  • Sauce the Band
  • The Royal Dukes
  • John Arthur Martinez
  • Shawn Pander
  • Larry Joe Taylor
  • Gospel Sundays w/ Diakonos Ministries band
  • Republic of Texas Big Band

 

 

Biography

Born and raised in Pavia, Italy, Stefano Intelisano grew up with a solid classical piano and organ education. Acclaimed european jazz pianist Umberto Petrin is mostly responsible for shaping and guiding Stefano's first attempts at non-classical music in different forms. The first opportunity of playing and touring with an established successful blues/roots band in Italy and Europe (while attending Industrial Design/Architecture studies at the Politecnico University in Milan) came joining Fabrizio Poggi and Chicken Mambo.

This eventually lead to a working position in the US - arranging and recording keyboards at the Cribworks recording studio owned and operated by Merel Bregante (drummer for Loggins&Messina, Nitty Gritty Dirt band, producer, engineer) in Austin, TX.

Steady Austin-based band collaborations (including at times production and co-writing) followed: Seth Walker, Jimmy LaFave, Clay McClinton, Larry Joe Taylor, Mike Blakely, Boombox ATX, Mingo Fishtrap, the Grooveline Horns band, Atash, Don Harvey's "A is Red", Sauce, John Arthur Martinez. Remarkable, among these, is the one with the Diakonos Ministries church, whose band and choir perform weekly with fire and passion a wide repertoire of traditional and contemporary gospel tunes.

Great touring opportunities occurred soon, among which the ones with singer/songwriter Patty Griffin, with latin pop-star Cristian Castro and recently with music icon Jason Mraz, all Grammy winning artists. 

Some other remarkable artists collaborations: Chuck Rainey, Roscoe Beck, Christopher Cross, John Popper (Blues Traveler's lead singer/ harmonica player), Tom Cochrane, Jeff "Skunk"Baxter, Delbert McClinton, Raul Malo, Hal Ketchum, Michael Des Barres, Gary Nicholson (Whitey Johnson), Ivan Neville, Cyril Neville, Marcia Ball, John McEuen, Buckwheat Zydeco, the contemporary gospel duo Mary Mary, country artists Pat Green and Charlie Robison

In 2011 Stefano joined guitar master David Grissom's band.

In 2013 he joined the cult rock band the Bodeans.

Don Harvey's "Light Shines Through "                     
cinematic "open music" project, 
released in early 2012,
features Stefano's arrangements,
co-production and co-writing.   

 

 

Stefano plays Nord keyboards. click here for Stefano's Nord artist page

His most recent project is Austin's superband Big Cat, featuring Roscoe Beck on bass (Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, Leonard Cohen), Malford Milligan on lead vocals (Storyville, Eric Johnson), Les Fisher on drums and Dave Sebree on guitar. New album debuting in the fall of 2015.

Stefano Intelisano's YOUTUBE channel

Interview - Episode 12 of The Keyboard Chronicles podcast

Discography

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