Musician and composer, he began to play trumpet when he was 10, at the age of 16 his first professional performance at Feria de musique de rue in Nimes, France. Soon he began to play jazz with some important bands in Rome, like Riccardo Fassi Tankio Band, Woody Shaw Memorial Band, Massimo Nunzi Trombe Rosse where he met great musicians like Rocco Zifarelli, Rosario Giuliani e Javier Girotto, and played with Lester Bowie and Don Moye.

In the meantime he started playing with some important Latin music orchestras in Rome like Raiz and Grupo Diapa-Son, with which he participated in the movies ” Caro Diario ” and ” Habemus Papam ” by director Nanni Moretti.

In the summer of 2001, he played on tour with Celia Cruz, together with Mercadonegro Orchestra, in some of the most important European Jazz festivals like the Bal de la Ros at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club, Montreux Jazz Festival, Imatra Big Band Festival, Tarvisio No Border Music, Munchen MusikArena, Frankfurt Salsa Festival, Bridgewater Hall of Manchester, Jazz a Vienne and many more.

He continued to play with Mercadonegro in a remarkable concert at Bordeaux performing with them in the most famous salsa and jazz festivals in Europe, and also with NY Salsa All Stars, featuring the world most popular latin music artists, like Giovanni Hidalgo, Dave Valentin, Jimmy Bosch, Frankie Morales, Alfredo de la Fe, Josè Alberto el Canario, Tito Nieves, Andy Montanez, Cheo Feliciano, Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz, Ray Sepulveda, performing on prestigious stages like Umbria Jazz, Umbria Jazz Winter, Réunion Island Festival, Paris New Morning Jazz, Eilat Red in Israel, where he met on stage Steve Turre ed Hiromi Uehara

In the same period he joined Tullio De Piscopo Mediterranean Jazz Six, and, working as sideman with several Italian bands, he played with Josè Feliciano, Bob Mintzer, Miroslav Vitous, Jeremy Pelt, Los Reyes, Ricky Martin, Michael Abene, he took part in the new edition of C. Mingus Epitaph directed by Andrew Homzy and collaborated as a soloist with the Big Band of Italian composer Franco Micalizzi.

Since 2008 he collaborates with Ely Bruna, Nerio Poggi and Papik, with whom in 2012 he performed at the Blue Note Jazz Club in Tokyo and with whom he composed and played the Italian soundtrack of anime ” Lupin III – The Italian Adventure. ”

In this first solo work he brings together all the elements of the styles that influenced him, without leaving behind the good taste for melody and emotions, along with exceptional musicians like:

Alfredo Bochicchio – Guitar
Davide Grottelli –  Tenor Sax
Carlo Micheli – Baritone Sax
Enrico Nisati – Piano
Piero Simoncini – Double Bass
Valerio Vantaggio – Drums


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