In the Press
— Article by Vicente Toledo Rohena (2021)
— Review by Scott Yanow, Jazz journalist/historian and contributor to DownBeat and Jazziz (2019)
"Lannie Battistini plays piano and keyboards in a warm smooth jazz meeting....mixing as he sails and grooves...keyboards make some fun funk pulsations...[Moving On] Music that slides down easy like a cool drink on a warm day."
— George W. Harris, JazzWeekly.com
— University of South Florida press release: USF Students Help Launch Grammy Winner’s Latest Studio Album (2019)
“Pianist, Arranger, Producer and Grammy Award Winner Lannie Battistini ….original arrangements are known for their powerful fusion of popular mainstream Jazz with his style of authentic, Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz rhythms which trademark each, composition.”
- The Fox 96.7's LANNIE BATTISTINI & THE HANDS IN MOTION LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE (2018)
"Lannie is known for his eclectic style with different fusions of Latin and Afro Cuban genres among other rhythms within his Jazz arrangements..."
"Lannie Battistini, el virtuoso del piano, complació al público con un repertorio tropical del jazz….con exacta cadencia para un sabroso banquete musical. "
- Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz fest Review (April 2017)
- Histórico cierre del PR Heineken Jazz Fest
'Battistini improvisations throughout the album contain a perfect balance of simplicity and melodic innovation.
“Motivo” is one of the most powerful and fast paced pieces on the album. Here Battistini has the opportunity to showcase his dexterity and improvisational skills. "
- Caribe Jazz Magazine - Review by Wilbert Sostre (2014)
"Pianist Lannie Battistini’s sophomore CD, “Nomenclatura”, blew me away with the swinging “Motivo”, “Jangueando”, “El Cumbanchero”, “Contemplando”, “Lady Wisdom”, “Afincando”, “Latino Blues” and his skills as a composer. This is a huge jump from his debut and -one of the finest CD’s of 2014. "
- Herencia Latina, The Latin Jazz Recordings (2014)
'The virtuoso of [Lannie's] piano pleased the audience with a tropical repertoire... "
"[Nomenclatura] provides a great fusion of various Latin music genres which transports the listener to numerous locations within Latin America. Lannie demonstrates his skills as a singer-songwriter, pianist and composer. "
- Chip Boaz, Latin Jazz Archives (July 17, 2014 )
'Pianist Lannie Battistini’s sophomore CD, “Nomenclatura”, blew me away with the swinging “Motivo”, “Jangueando”, “El Cumbanchero”, “Contemplando”, “Lady Wisdom”, “Afincando”, “Latino Blues” and his skills as a composer."
- El Condado De La Salsa y Latin Jazz
Herencia Latina, The Latin Sound Recordings in 2014
- Solar Latin Club - Review 2014
- Lannie Battistini presenta su nueva producción
"The pianist keeps a connection to jazz improvisation throughout the album, but never leaves the realms of commercial accessibility. . . [Battistini's album] Hands In Motion displays a broad commercial appeal that balances Latin Jazz and smooth jazz; for easy listeners in the Latin Jazz world, this release should be a goldmine. "
- Chip Boaz, Latin Jazz Corner (2009)
"In a time where there are those who are trying to cling to what works, there are those who continue to reach for the stars! Keyboardist, songwriter, producer, arranger is doing just that. He sticks to his guns. He's not one of these artists that puts out music for the sake of selling records, but for his passion, dedication, and respect for the art (especially Latin Music) and of course, Latin Jazz. "
- Al Santana: Radio Show Host, WSJT FM Tampa (2009)