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"Top Prospects of 2019...[Mazzetti's] vocals are downright loaded with attitude and character...there's not one lyric here that's cliché. This artist is a diamond in the rough." - Music Connection Magazine
Named one of the Top 20 Prospects by Music Connection Magazine, Dante Mazzetti delivers a unique brand of alternative Americana blues. Described as a “standout songwriter” (New Music Weekly), "multi-talented musician" (The Independent) and "the next big thing" (Keep Walking Music), Mazzetti is known for his gravely vocals and fearless creativity. As a multi-instrumentalist, Mazzetti plays most of the instruments on his albums. During his live performances Mazzetti plays a number of instruments simultaneously while switching between guitar, mandolin, upright bass, banjo, and piano.
Mazzetti has been featured on radio stations throughout the world including New York's Country 94.7 out of New York City, USA, Cambridge 105 out of Cambridge, United Kingdom, and CILU 102.7 out of Ontario, Canada. He has opened for several major artists, such as Ben Folds, Guster, and America and was chosen to star in Levi's "What's True" national television commercial campaign.
As an artist, Mazzetti is always evolving, improving, and finding new creative avenues to explore. Growing up in New York City's vibrant cultural landscape has influenced Dante's eclectic musical style. Mazzetti notes, "New York City is a place where happiness, tragedy, anger and love intersect on street corners daily. It’s the ultimate experiment. Thousands of people from all walks of life, all the cultures of the world. Lyrical and musical inspiration is everywhere."
Mazzetti began his music career with the release of his self-titled debut album. After exploring the genre of Americana, Mazzetti experimented with his sound by releasing his rock album, Lost and Drifting. This album showed off his ability to capture different genres through his songwriting. After September 11th in 2001, music took a backseat when he decided to join the Fire Department of New York. The FDNY awarded Mazzetti the prestigious Emily Trevor/Mary B. Warren Medal in recognition of his heroic actions rescuing an elderly woman from a deadly fire.
In July 2019, Mazzetti made his official return to music with Hotel Vol. 1. The record brought together acoustic folk and soul, laced with lyrical storytelling. With this release, Mazzetti was described as "a sprinkle of Prine, a dash of Dylan, a hint of Guthrie" (LA on Lock) and "a marksman of both vocal skill and finger-plucking." (B-Sides & Badlands)
Mazzetti's new EP Hotel Vol. 2 was released on November 2019. Keeping with the themes and story-telling from his July EP, Hotel Vol. 2 continues the tale of a troubled man finding a new life and new challenges. Through 4 new original tracks, Mazzetti tackles a darker tone, infusing his sound with somber vocals and bluesy undertones. Mazzetti says, “The music on this EP is a mixture of accessibility and wild imagery. I’ve always enjoyed making music that goes off on a tangent but doesn’t fall off the cliff. The songs are doors that open easily into bizarre worlds rather than places of comfort.” With this release, the press predicted big things to come for Mazzetti, stating "Dante will be a legend" (Yellow & Black Music) and "Mazzetti has a big future...a multi-talented man with fire in his voice." (The Sound Sniffer)
A portion of the proceeds from Hotel Vol. 2 will go to First Responders Children’s Foundation which supports the children of firefighters, police officers and EMTs who have died in the line of duty.
Mazzetti is currently hosting free Live Stream concerts straight from his New York City balcony each night at 7pm EST on both Facebook and Instagram.
photo by Jamie Kalikow