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Luca Lo Bianco
double bass

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photo by Leandro Lo BiancoBorn in Palermo on June 13th 1974, he started playing el. bass when he was 13 and after few years he approached the double bass earning the diploma, with the maximum grade, at music conservatory "Vincenzo Bellini" of Palermo, under tha guide of Maestro Franco Muzzi.

He grew up in a very creative environment performing many different styles of music including jazz, latin, rhythm & blues, world, classic, brasilian music.

Luca also worked as a music teacher for the city hall of Palermo and in different private music schools.

Since 1994 he has been a member of the etno band "Tammorra" which whom he recorded two CDs: "Ballu Tunnu" (1994) and "Sali" (2001) produced by the german label BIBER RECORDS. Luca has performed in numerous festivals in Italy and all over Europe Austria, Switzerland, Portugal (VI° Festival Sete Sois Sete Luas 34 concerts), Holland, France, Spain, Slovenia, Germany, where in1999 with the band Tammorra won the 8th edition of the ‘Folk Herbst Fest' in Plauen.

He earned the diploma at the "European School of Jazz Orchestra" (teachers: Gunther Schuller, Bill Russo, Pietro Tonolo, Marcello Piras, Piero Leveratto, Dusko Gojkovich, Mario Raja) with the grade of 27/30 and, with the same orchestra, performed the italian premiere of the NEW ORLEANS SUITE (D. Ellington) under the direction of Bill Russo. In 2001 he recorded the CD "Balarm", with the band Djun Djun, in which are presents tracks written by himself.

In 2002 he composed and performed the music of "Garibaldi", a short movie directed by S. Pecoraro.

In 2003 he performed the "Claude Bolling's suite for cello & jazz piano trio" at the "Teatro Politeama Garibaldi" of Palermo (7 Concerts).

In 2004 he has performend, with Tammorra, at Rain Forest World Music Festival Sarawak Borneo Malaysia.

In 2005 he played in the theatrical pièce 'Il trionfo di Santa Rosalia' of S. Licata for the direction of Luigi Maria Burruano with L. M. Burruano.

At present he collaborates with the songwriter Pippo Pollina with whom he has recorded the CD Bar Casablanca (2004) and performed during the long tour (117 concerts!) in which the album was presented in Europe in 2005.

In January 2006 the show, by him planned, 'La Scomparsa di Majorana' has been presented in premiere in Berlin at the Werkstatt Der Kulturen, in cooperation with 'Teatro Instabile Berlino ', and now has become also a CD published by the italian label Silta Records.

 

 

Performances with:with Paul Jeffrey Quartet - phot by M. Vincenzo D'Aleo

Stefano Battaglia, Stefano D'Anna, Paul Jeffrey, Fabrizio Bosso, Ettore Fioravanti, Ferenc Nemeth, Salvatore Bonafede, Dusko Gojkovich, Stephen Urwayler, Mimmo Cafiero, Gianni Gebbia, Andrea Beneventano, Alfio Antico, Walter Keiser, Riccardo Fassi, Riccardo Pittau, Paolo Sorge, Michael Rosen, Orazio Maugeri, Francesco Cusa, Francesco Guaiana, Massimo Faraò, Giovanni Falzone, Fabio Zeppetella, Cinzia Spata, Mario Raja, Orchestra jazz siciliana, Orchestra jazz del Conservatorio ‘V. Bellini' di Palermo (dir. Ignazio Tarsia), Open Jazz Orchestra (feat. P. Fresu, M. Caldura), Taberna Mylaesis, Ruben Chaviano, Umberto Fiorentino, Maurizio Carugno, Gianni Cavallaro, Ensamble "Macchina di Suoni" (dir. Marvi La Spina ), Javier Girotto, Fabrizio Puglisi, Jimmy Weinstein, Giampaolo Casati, Carla Marcotulli.

 

 

Special training:

Gianpaolo Casati, Paolo Fresu, Paolino Dalla Porta, Paolo Damiani, Ettore Fioravanti, Dario Deidda, Enrico Rava, Giuseppe Costa, Mimmo Cafiero, "Corsi di alto perfezionamento musicale ARTS ACCADEMY" (1992-1997) Roma, "Scuola europea di orchestra jazz" teachers: G. Schuller, D. Gojkovich, B. Russo, M. Piras, P. Leveratto, P. Tonolo, M. Raja.

 

 


Discography:

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Luca Lo Bianco
La scomparsa di Majorana
(Silta Records – 2006 Italy)

Antonello Messina (feat. F. Bosso, L. Lo Bianco, E. Fioravanti)
Aziyz
(Dodicilune – 2006 Italy)

AA.VV.
Vucciria.org
Sonorità Popolari Contemporanee

(Sintesi Cultura – 2006 Italy)

Pippo Pollina
Bar Casablanca
(Suoni Music/Storie di note – 2005 Italy)

A.A.V.V.
Charles Mingus 2002 80° anniversary (Regione Siciliana – The Brass Group Palermo - 2004 Italia)

DèJà Vù
Carnascialia acoustic band
C.A.B. 2003 Svizzera

Oboe Sommerso
Macchina di Suoni Jazz Orchestra
Dischi della Quercia – 2003 Italia

B alarm
Djun Djun
MAGMA 001 – 2001 Italia

Sali
Tammorra
BIBER RECORDS – 2001 Germania

distributore per l'Italia Nuova Carish

Ingelheim Euro Folk Festival
Tammorra
GEMA 71502 – 2001 Germania

Ballu Tunnu
Tammorra
ACT 001 – 1995 Italia
distribuzione Materiali Sonori

Mimmo Cafiero feat. S. D'Anna
Open Jazz Orchestra plays musica italiana
O.J.R.002 –1995 Italia


PROJECTS:


LA SCOMPARSA DI MAJORANA
music and adaptation: Luca Lo Bianco

Actors:
Claudio Gioè, Rosario Tedesco
Musicians:
Luca Lo Bianco – double bass, live electronics
Francesco Guaiana – guitar
Gaspare Palazzolo – saxes
Giorgia Meli – vocal

Fabrizio Giambanco – drums


HITCHHIKERS
Francesco Guaiana - guitars, sounds
Luca Lo Bianco – bass, live electronics, loops
Jimmy Weinstain - drums

photo by Michele StalloALTOMARIA!

G. Gebbia – alto sax
R. Pittau – trumpet
T. Cattano - trombone
L. Lo Bianco – double bass
F. Cusa – drums


KILLER LOOP solo performance

L. Lo Bianco – double bass, e. bass, live electronics, noises, loops


Contacts and information:

e-mail: blancobass@yahoo.it
web site: www.lucalobianco.it - www.myspace.com/lucalobianco



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