I was born on the 1th of November, 1982 in Aversa, a small town near Naples.
I started studying piano and guitar in 1990.
From 1996 to 2000 i studied electric bass with a private teacher.
In 2003 I took part to the workshop held by John Patitucci at the “Saint Louis College of Music” in Rome. From 2002 to 2004 i deepened the study of electric bass with the Maestro Gianfranco Gullotto at “Saint Louis College of Music”.
In 2005 I followed a training course held by Dario Deidda, at the Conservatory of Naples.
From 2004 to 2008 I studied harmony and improvisation technique with master Valerio Silvestro, at the “Mad School” of Naples.
From March 2007 to June 2008 I attended a training course in “Psychology of Learning” with Dr. Valerio Salzano.
On 6 July 2008 I obtained a “Jazz and performing ” diploma at the “Civica Scuola di Musica” in Capannori, with the highest percentil points.
In 2009 I studied jazz guitar for three years at the conservatory “G. Puccini” of La Spezia.
Since 2000 I actively partecipated in a several music festival, and i also took part in various music festival in Italy and abroad. : Conad tour with the Peppe Vessicchio orchestra, European tour with American singer Dana Fuchs, European tour with the Ciro Manna band, Serravalle Jazz, Grey Cat Jazz Festival 08, Barga Jazz Festival, Elba Jazz, Toscana Jazz, Jazz On Naples, Bladna Festival and many others.
I collaborated with Italian and international artist, as Frank Gambale, Robben Ford, Mike Stern, Andy Timmons, Paul Gilbert, Alain Caron, Carl Verheyen, Guthrie Govan, Michael Baker, Tony Momrelle, Eric B Turner, Peppe Vessicchio, Riccardo Onori, Nour Eddine Fatty, Fabio Concato, Dana Fuchs, Marco Panascia, Stefano di Battista, Stefano “Cocco” Cantini, Piero Frassi, Nico Gori, Michela Lombardi, Ciro Manna, Angelo Abate, Giulio Stracciati, Max Ionata, Nicola Angelucci, Ugo Bongianni, Lele Veronesi, Ilaria della Bidia, Peppe Citarella. Together we play both live and studio sessions
Since 2006 I’m the creator, arranger and bassist of house music projects both in studio and live sessions.
TOUR and Recordings
In 2007 I recorded my first album “Feel ‘n’ Groove”, which is the first album of the great guitar player Ciro Manna, which was presented at the “House of Blues – Forlì” during the exhibition of vintage musical instruments.
Many other albums including:
In 2010 I recorded the second album with the Terre del Sole project “Naples meets lounge vol.1” and also i recorded the third album “Travels” with “Christian Stocchetti project 4et”.
In 2015 I collaborated to the second album of the guitarist Ciro Manna “XY” with such a renowned artist like the drummer Simon Phillips and the guitarist Guthrie Govan , Paul Gilbert and Andy Timmons.
In 2007 I was testimonial for the bass company “Stefy line”.
In 2014 i went on tour in mexico with the band “Tamales de Chipil” and in 2015 i also played along with the Ciro Manna Band during its European tour.
In 2016 I took part to the European tour of Dana Fuchs, and in the same year I become a permanent member of the Peppe Vessicchio‘s orchestra.
Since 2009 I have been teaching high jazz education, bass, electric guitar, harmony, improvisation, complementary piano and performing at the Jam Academy (LU) and also at the Music Academy of Pisa.
Endorser and instruments
I’m endorser Markbass amps and Sansone Strings.