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Giuliano Ligabue
guitar, voice

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Italian guitarist and singer. Giuliano Ligabue was born in Lodi. He has been living in Piacenza since he was 8.

His father was a professional musician and singer as well. He began to play at the age of 7 and he passed on Giuliano his love for music. Grown up in a family of musicians, as a child Giuliano listened to lots of music and was inspired by many different genres, such as Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country, Bossa Nova.

In 2001, with the help of his father, he seriously began to study jazz guitar and he mainly specialized in the swing style.

In 2006, Giuliano was the finalist in the national contest for young jazz talents, organized by Piacenza Jazzclub.

In 2008, Giuliano seriously approached singing, treasuring his father's lessons. He quickly improved his vocal technique and began to perform as a singer and guitarist, singing classical songs of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin and many others.

At the same time he approached the seven strings guitar, inspired by great artists like George Van Eps, Howard Alden, Bucky and John Pizzarelli.

The fortunate encounter with the legendary Bucky Pizzarelli (guitarist of Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra and many others) and with his son John Pizzarelli gave Giuliano new motivation to master the seven strings guitar, which he often uses in his performances.

In 2012 Giuliano founded his own drumless Trio: the Giuliano Ligabue Trio (Giuliano Ligabue voice & guitar, Mario Zara on piano and Michele Mazzoni on bass). They propose a swing repertoire from the American Songbook classics (Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles) and perform in many clubs, private events, jazz clubs and festivals.

The Trio is so successful that they decide to record their first album, "Swing Affair" in 2013. The CD is a tribute to the greatest authors of the American Songbook such as Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart e Duke Ellington. This project is elegant and charming, perfect not only for jazz listeners but also for the public who loves to dance with those beautiful and evergreen melodies, proposed with style and elegance. "Swing Affair" received a very positive feedback both in Italy and abroad.

The album "Swing Affair", produced by Giuliano Ligabue Trio, is available on the most important digital stores (iTunes, Amazon, Ovi Nokia, Musiwave, Emusic, Musicnet, Rhapsody, Vidzone, Deezer, 7Digital, Shazam, Spotify, Dada Subscription, Simfy, Rdio, Google Play Music, Aspiro Music, Cubomusica).

After the release of "Swing Affair", lots of important collaborations with Italian and international musicians started: among the Italian musicians, we can mention Stefano Caniato, Gianni Azzali, Michele Franzini, Walter Ganda, Mattia Cigalini, Alessandro Bertozzi and Paolo Tomelleri (the great clarinet and saxophone player who collaborated with Tony Scott, Clark Terry, Joe Venuti, Enzo Jannacci and Giorgio Gaber, just to mention a few).

Also, Giuliano Ligabue started another important collaboration with the renowned American pianist John Colianni (pianist for Mel Tormé, Lionel Hampton, Les Paul and Woody Allen).

Contacts & Information:
email: giuliano.ligabue@gmail.com

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