Session Guitarist

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I'm a multi awarded guitarist and composer, I have been honored in some of the best music contests around the world: winner at the Independent Music Award in 2018 and 2019, winner at the Global Music Awards in 2017, Grammy Awards nominee in 2018 and 2019, winner at the Atlas Elite Music Awards in 2018 and 2019 and many more.

Studied at the Conservatory of Music in Italy, specialized in Jazz, Smooth and contemporary Jazz, Fusion, Funk, Soul, Blues, Latin Jazz. I've been working in music for more of 35 years, and I shared the stage, worked and or recorded with stellar musicians as Bob Mintzer, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Tom Harrel, Norma Winstone, Najee, Paul Taylor, Bill Sharpe & more.
A life in music as a session guitarist, in 2017 I started my soloist carrier and got outstanding achievements and recognition by the music market all around the world.
My long experience, attention to details, professionalism (my colleagues use to call me "Perfectionist") which join a pure love and passion for the music, can be of concrete help for Your help.
I would be glad to hear from You and your music project, and tail something special and awesome for You with my guitars. I boast a very professional equipment, among all I would wish to mention my Gibson 175, Godin Nylon Acoustic Grand Concerto, Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 frets, a fantastic Takamine acoustic and lot of other pedalboards and staff very useful for my studio recording.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Credits

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Interview with GuitarPRO

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Only to mention two of them, I recently worked on the album "On The Corner" by the legendary English Jazz Funk band SHAKATAK, and also I worked on the last album of Jill Saward titled Endless Summer.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I am working on my new album to be released soon.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: I still didn't check it out and if there are some of my colleagues and or musicians that I know...

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: depending.. usual I blend both.. the perfection of digital united to the warmth of analog.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: I promise a top professional work, attention to details, as I create new music for my self...

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: I like the opportunity to express my feels and share it with my clients...

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Delivering time, about eventual revision..

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: The biggest misconception about what I do is that I play only Jazz.. I love to work on many music genres, which is the main characteristic of my style.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: Music sheets, chords and melody, or an audio sample of the project; eventual other informations and details useful to define and discuss my role on the project.

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Pay attention on the quality of recording, specially on the acoustic instruments.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: 1. One of my acoustic guitar; 2. A plane music sheet to fill up with new music for such a new experience; 3. My mobile recording device; 4. My hat for the hottest hours of the day; 5. Absolutely a bottle of water;

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I have been working more than 35 years.. mostly of that I spent as a session guitarist, sharing the stage, working or recording with stellar musicians as Bob Mintzer, Tom Harrel, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Colin Towns, Norma Winstone, Najee, Paul Taylor, Bill Sharpe, Jill Saward, Shakatak, Tim Collins, Bill McGee, Paula Atherton, . From 2017 I started my soloist carrier, and in three I got many outstanding achievements in some of most important Music Contest around the world.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Fresh, modern, with an attention to detail to the best past. I wish and love to create, not simply to fill the measure of a music sheet.. I really and honestly want to put my heart in it.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Ennio Morricone, because he is a total musician, working and blending different kind of music genres, as I also use to do, in order to get the best result in terms of sound impact, harmony, melody and rhythm.. Ennio Morricone is one of best living examples of the top in Music Composition and Arranging.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Pay attention on the quality of recording, specially on the acoustic instruments. Don't manage it by yourself if You are not an expert.. Ask for a PRO recording engineer here in Sound Better for it. A good and HQ recording job in the studio makes your project stellar on the mixing and mastering sessions.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Jazz, Smooth and Contemporary Jazz, Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz, Jazz Rock, Fusion, Funk, Soul and Blues.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: solo guitar and accompaniment, acoustic and electric.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: Originality and all my passion for music. I first wish to match with the satisfaction and need of client.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: 1. First I wish to discuss the project of the client, his or her aims and goals; 2. I listen or read the project ( I ask music sheets and or audio track in MP3); 3. If the project matches with my professional competences and skills, I submit my track (HQ WAV format, separated stems in case there is more that one track); 4. I accept revisions as described in my profile. I delivery the work in 3 days minimum, depending by the client project. A faster delivering can be discussed for an extra fee;

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Gibson 175, Ibanez Joe Pass JP 20, Godin Nylon Acoustic, Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 frets, Yamaha APX7 Stereo, Takamine Metal Acoustic.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Larry Carlton, Lee Ritneour, Luis Salinas, Bob Mintzer, Chet Baker, Pat Metheny and more

Terms Of Service

2 revisions possible, 3 days delivery time minimum depending of the project, additional costs can be charged in case of editing, mixing and other extra services.

GenresSounds Like
  • George Benson
  • Joe Pass
  • Lee Ritneour
Gear Highlights
  • Gibson 175
  • Godin Nylon Acoustic
  • Paul Reed Smeeth Custom
  • Takamine Acoustic
  • Yamaha APX 7 Stereo and more
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