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Moreno D'Onofrio

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Born in Turin(Italy)on 13th August 1961. He began studying guitar very early. At the age of 13 he had his first musical experience playing live pop music.At 15 and afterwards he took part in the performances of some musical groups organized by his city.As a self-taught guitarist, he soon discovered to be keen on jazz and classical music; this fact lead him at first to approach classical guitar and then jazz guitar improvisation

In 1988 he founded the "Interplay" quartet, with other musicians of his region performing in jazz clubs and in theatres in Northern Italy.

He prefers acoustic jazz and likes playing in small groups such as duo, trio, quartet

In 1993 he took part in some stages playing in duo with the American guitarist Jim Hall "Moreno, thank you for playing so beautifully" J.H.

In December 1995, during a performance of Classical Music at the "Agnelli Theatre" in Turin, he was invited to play a solo: jazz improvisations "For Acoustic Jazz Guitar".

con Ares Tavolazzi e Luigi BonafedeIn May 2001 he performed with the American guitarist Garrison Fewell from Boston.

In May 2002 he performed with the American harpist Park Stickney from New York.

From 2003 he has collaborated with Ares Tavolazzi (cb) and Luigi Bonafede (dr).

n 2004 he performed in London playing at Royal Festival Hall and in jazz clubs (jazz live St.Giles Church) with Ben Hazleton (b) and Seb Rochford (dr). He has also invited to take part at the 7th International Festival Jazz in Moncalieri (TO)

In 2005 he recorded in trio with Luciano Milanese (cb) e Carlo Milanese (dr) his cd "Love Letters" Jazz Guitar Trio (Music Centre BA 093) "An impeccable instrumentalist whose velvety timbre is highly captivating. On every track virtuosity always gives way to a musical taste of the highest degree. A record you would never stop listening to." (Luca Bandirali) Jazzitalia

In 2006 he formed the jazz duo with Ivano Sabatini (cb) recording the cd "Laverne Walk" Jazz Duo (Music Centre BA 132). He has invited at Radio 3 RAI to play alive his cd.

From 1988 he has been teaching Jazz Theory, Improvisation Techniques, Jazz Guitar, History of Jazz, Jazz Ensembles and Ear Training at the "Istituto Musicale Civico della Città di Rivoli", a Music Institute near Turin. From 1995 to 1997 he taught Jazz Guitar, Harmony, Musical Theory, Improvisation Techniques, Ear Training in a Music School in his home City. From 2002 he has been teaching jazz guitar and modern guitar at the "Civico Istituto Musicale Brera" Novara

He played for Lecco Jazz, Cremona Jazz, Monteroduni Jazz Festival (Eddie Lang Jazz Festival – Isernia), the "Unione Musicale" and "San Filippo" theatre of Turin, Jazz for Greenpeace, Guitar Interactive (Multimedia application for PC on jazz and blues guitar), the theatre of the Castle of Rivoli and G.R.E.A. (European Art Research Group), Auditorium of Montceau-Les Mines(F) Ravensburg Jazz Festival (G), Rai 2 Television (Sereno Variabile). Furthermore, he took part in a lot of jam-session playng with Italian musicians such as Larry Nocella and Massimo Urbani.

Moreno D'Onofrio
Love Letters
Love Letters
Manha de Carnaval
In a sentimental mood
Sometime's ago

Contacts and Information:
Moreno D'Onofrio
email: morenodonofrio@hotmail.com

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