born in Turin in 1963, he approaches jazz because
"infected!" by his father's passion and begins studying guitar as self-taught person
at the age of 10. In the early 80s begins the concert activity performing in clubs
of Turin both with contemporary musicians such as Giuliano Pescaglini,
Roberto Regis, Antonio Abete, and with members of "Old Guard" such as
Gianpaolo Belgrano, Silvio Rossignoli and Gianni Torello.
In 1989 was called by Renato Germonio
to become part of DIXIETODAY of which becomes artistic director later
on. Since 1990 forms part of EASY BIG BAND
of Giancarlo Capolongo, where today he holds also the role of arranger.
In 1992 attends the Seines Seminars of jazz
music studying with Tomaso Lama.
In 1992 becomes part of
Lil Darling Hot Club where today plays also
the role of arranger. In 1993 is placed third
at International competition for jazz guitar players "EDDIE LANG". In
1994 and 1995
studies with Joe Diorio and
Since 1996 is part of permanent orchestra "CITTA'
DI CHERASCO". After a long search devoted to form the staff, in
1996 founds the quintet Djangology which
has as peculiarity the presence of solely string instruments who draw inspiration
from music of Django Reinardt. It's a typical group of Hot Club de France, made
up by violin, three guitars and bass. During the years he performed in Italy, France,
Germany and Japan playing with wellknown musicians such as
Lello Molinari, Felice Reggio, Carlo Sola,
Romano Mussolini, Dick Mazzanti, Gianni Negro, Larry Nocella,
Giorgio Rosciglione, Marco Pellacani,
Cisi, Giorgio Li Calzi, Maurizio Carugno, Tal Farlow,
Stylistically is brought back to tradition of guitar with particular influence
of Django Reinhardt, Eddie Lang and Bucky Pizzarelli.
"50 Anni di Jazz a Torino",
aa.vv, con Dixietoday e Francesco Altamura, Paragon ©
"Bargain Day", Lil
Darling Hot Club, Boucheen Records © 1995.
"Tribute to Swing",
orchestra stabile Città di Cherasco, Blue Records ©
"All That Swing",
Lil Darling Hot Club, La Citta' del Jazz © 1997.
"Through the Swing"
Easy Big Band, A&A Recordings © 1998
"Live at the Regio",
Lil Darling Hot Club, La Citta' del Jazz ©
"L.O.V.E.", Lil Darling
Hot Club, La Citta' del Jazz © 2001.
Lil Darling Hot Club, La Città del Jazz - 2005
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