Jazz musician, guitarist and teacher, Guido was born in Bari, Italy in
1964 where he currently lives.
The completion of his studies and introduction into the music world came
through the help of accomplished Apulian musicians, and his first professional experiences
were with his father, the crooner Nino Di Leone. Starting in
1980 he deepened his jazz studies with Tomaso
Lama and attended the
seminars. His style grows out of his study of musicians such as Wes Montgomery,
Barney Kessel, Joe Pass and
The artistic projects to which he has been put to the test in the course
of the years and collaboration with many musicians are multiple, almost all documented
"All for hall" (Splas(h))
A.Zanchi, E. Fioravanti,
1992 "Never swingin'
in the rain" (Lucas records) M. Carbonara, M. Sannini,
E. Fioravanti, C. Fasoli, S. Tasca.
1995 "Hearing a Rhapsody"
M. Murphy, B. Mover, P. Arnesano,T. Ghiglioni.
1998 "Terra do sol –
Abrasileirado" (Cristiani pr.) P. Arnesano, M. Rosini,
P. Sebastiani, E. Falco,
V. Di Modugno,
2001 "Body And Soul" (Yvp) G.
Bassi, M. Manzi.
(Philology) P. Arnesano.
come eleven" (Yvp) Pentagramma guitar jazz orchestra.
2002 "Gianni Basso in
Bari" (Yvp) G. Basso, G. Bassi, S. Tranchini.
G. Bassi, E. Lanzo.
(Yvp) M. Lacirignola,
M. Sannini, G. Bassi, M. Manzi, Ottonando brass ensemble.
2005 "Flamingo – Jazz'n
G. Bassi, E. Falco, C. Pastanella, P. Arnesano.
2006 "Duets – Tribute"
(Fo(u)r) B. Middelhoff, M. Murphy, D. Moroni, A. Hermann,
G. Smulyan, P. Arnesano, G. Bassi, E. Zirilli, F.
Cerri, M. Tamburini, I. Coleman, G. Silveira, A. Adamo.
2006 "Walkin' ahead"
(Fo(u)r) B. Middelhoff, P. Ciancaglini,
Participation in recordings of other artists:
1996 Paola Arnesano "Memorie
1999 Paola Arnesano "Words
on piano" (Cristiani pr.)
2006 Paola Arnesano "Falando
de Jobim" (Yvp)
"Nuttin' but Nat" (Azzurra
Larry Franco "Italian
Jazz Ensemble" (Philology)
Giuseppe Bassi "We'll
be togheter again" (Yvp)
Giuseppe Bassi "My
love and I" (Philology)
2003 Marchio Bossa "Italian
lounge music" (Azzurra music)
2004 Marchio Bossa "No
bossa no party" (Azzurra music)
2006 Marchio Bossa "Fantasy"
2006 Nino Di Leone "Quel
che non si fa più" (Fo(u)r)
2006 Francesca Leone "All
the way" (Fo(u)r)
Carpenter Oppedisano "Moon
stars and nights" (Philology)
non-recorded collaboration includes: Mal Waldron,
Michele Hendricks, Bobby Durham…
tours have included: Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Ethiopia, Greece, Israel, Morocco,
China, Australia and the United Emirates.
He has produced a notable artistic and cultural contribution to the city
of Bari with the founding of "Il
Pentagramma" music school, a strong entity which has brought forth much
In 2002, Guido wrote the didactic text
facile e completo di Teoria Jazz" (Easy and Complete Methods
of Jazz Theory), published by "Sinfonica Jazz"-Carisch.
Since 2004 he has been the instructor
of jazz guitar at the N. Piccinni Music Conservatory - Bari for the Academic Diploma
in Jazz Music. He carries out seminars on jazz guitar and jazz theory for the ISMEZ
orchestra master classes and for the "Jazz Improvisation for Singers – Spoleto Arts"
course held by Michele Hendricks in Spoleto, Italy.