Biography

Born in Bari, Italy,  he began as an autodidact in pop/rock music. Later he dedicated to the study of jazz music.

With the Pentagramma Guitar Jazz Orchestra he recorded the CD Seven come Eleven for the German label YVP.

In 2010 he published, as a leader, the CD Treni a Vapore with Massimo Moriconi on doublebass and Massimo Manzi on drums, as well as Serena Fortebraccio as singer.

In 2015 he records a new job, Brasil 2015, entirely dedicated to the Brazilian repertoire of Sergio Mendes, with the famous trumpet player Fabrizio Bosso as guest; this recording has received very positive comments from Sergio Mendes itself.

With Gabriella Schiavone (Faraualla) he recorded a work (jazz rhythm section plus a choir of 14 elements) dedicated to the repertoire of the famous italian singers of the swing era Quartetto Cetra (Quattordicetto Cetra).

He played on stage with Giuseppe Bassi, Paola Arnesano, Fabrizio Bosso, with the great italian guitarist Franco Cerri, Vincenzo “Vince” Abbracciante, Marco Sannini, Laurent Felipe, Tomaso Lama, Mino Lacirignola, Pierluigi Balducci, Gianni Basso, Ira Coleman, Pino Di Modugno, Vito Di Modugno, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Allan Herman, Francesca Leone, Pippo Lombardo, Massimo Manzi, Massimo Moriconi, Gaetano Partipilo, Pino Pichierri, Aldo Vigorito, performing all over the national territory in many festivals and jazz club.

With Brasil 2015 he opened the BeatOnto Jazz Festival 2015.

In pop music participated in 2010, with Donato Cilletti, to the brief reunion of the 70’s italian group I Profeti, with some songs published in compilations.

He has also intense teaching activities: teaching guitar, theory and ensemble music at the well-known italian music school in Bari Il Pentagramma, in which also leads the jam sessions.

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