Primary Instrument: Bass, electric
Italian musician born in Abruzzo in 1959. His career started at the age of 14 as autodidact.
At 18 he began studying Bass with his very first Fender Jazz Bass Vintage CAR and attended a Stage, as well as Courses and Seminaries, Jam and Overall Music, held by the major International Bassist, such as M. Miller, A. Johnson, G. Willis, Laboriel and others. At the same time there were also important event in his life and Jam premieres with artist of calibre Erskine, Vieira, Acuna, Colaiuta …..
These are his more stimulating experiences either in Studio or Live: Cooperation with Otmaro Ruiz, Alfonso Vieia (drums of Toquino-De Paula.-Jobim), Mario Schilirò (Zucchero Guitar), Loretta Goggi, Del Turco, Morandi, Mannoia, Alan White, Fontana, Radus and many other Italian performers. He has also distinguished himself by playing and recording throughout his life.
He devoted himself to the study of technique and style evolutions of the major bassists and emerging groups over the past twenty years. Mr. Voconi ha always been looking for the best musical instruments, from Vintage to the most recent technologies useful either for the personal set up and sound and musical performances.
He has been an Endorser and cooperation for many a Mark and Musical Centre for clinicians, demo and ha presented the best know musical instruments.
He ha played in severals Concerts, Live Music Clubs, Pubs, Outdoor Shows, Teatres, Public Squares and stages attending more than 40.000 persons and ha worked with several artist and group.
He has also performed on TV, Rai and Mediaset.
Ever if die is considered Bassist of Latin Jazz, Fusion, Acid & Nu Jazz and plays Latin American Music Salsa & Caribbean Rt., Corea, Camilo, Hancock Buena Vista S.C., S. Rodriguez, M. Anthony, Q. Jones, S. Mendes he is also very close to the Fusion/Pop of S.Wonder, Jamiroquay, Yellowjackets, Toto, U2, Incognito, Spyro Gyra, Queen and other famous groups. Mr. Voconi is extremely eclectic and posses a total vision of the various performing techniques.
He has obtained a Master in Computer Studies, Media Studies Adviser and has acquired a twenty year experience in this field. He is an expert in Computer Music, Interfacing, Programming and in the use of Software and Midi Peripheral.
Reviews from international network:
Bassplayer - Mr. Mauro Voconi is an Italian Bass Player born in Abruzzo, his long experience along with the influence of different musical styles, contributed to the acquisition of a personal flashing technique.
He has been working with several artist of International fame. His latest recording “Thanks My Friends” has been realized with cooperation of other artists, such as Otmaro Ruiz, Mario Schilirò (Zucchero Guitar) and his old group “Lytra Group”. His music and performances hare a very personal style and have a strong impact and show the evidence of Latin/Jazz and Fusion DUB. The sound is accurate for the time being , He Works as Bass Player for Live and Recording. He is planning to record a New Album with other important Artist in Los Angeles and Puertorico.
UgueBass - His performances with slap/popping techniques are quick but he manages to impress an overwhelming strength to Acid Jazz and South American Mucis Voconi is a high level artist of character. The set up and sound are accurate. His music reveals dynamism and a very personal sound.
Mauro Voconi is an Italian bassist, originating from Abruzzo. His technique and executions are the musical fruit of his great experience and many influences which denote his character and personality. He collaborates with artists of world-wide reputation.
He has realized and produced its new record “Thanks My Friends” with artists as Otmaro Ruiz, Mario Schiliro' (Zuchero guitar player) and, of course with his legendary group “Lytra Group”, in which he has done all compositions and arrangements.
Voconi music and executions are of great impact with a personal touch of Fusion/DUB and Latin/jazz contaminations. His sound is authentic and meticulous. His new album cover rhythms of acid & Latin/Jazz, this will be recorded with artists of high caliber to realize to Los Angeles and Portorico.