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.
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
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).
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