Primary Instrument: Guitar
Domingo Lobuono is a jazz guitarist based in Trieste (Italy).
He began his musical studies in 1976 approaching the world of classical guitar. In the Eighties he learned to play the piano and began to look around in many different directions: classical music, the world of popular and folk music, mainly the celtic and the latinoamerican ones, that particular artistic world between progressive rock and ambient music represented by artists like Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, David Byrne and Andy Summers. His interest for jazz music began in 1985 after having listened to a Michel Petrucciani album.
He began then an intensive study, under the teaching of Fernando d'Anelli , teacher in Li.A.M.M. (Libera Accademia di Musica Moderna), of the great classics of jazz with a particular sight at pianists, particularly Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett and Michel Petrucciani, and guitarists; between them Joe Pass, Jim Hall, Kenny Burrell, Pat Martino and of course Wes Montgomery represent his main inspiration.
In the early 90's he approached the world of soul-jazz through the music of Horace Silver and Grant Green and, some years later, he created with the bassist Mario Cogno the soul-jazz oriented band “KIND OF GROOVE”, inspired by Grant Green productions of 70s.
In December 2003, in order to promote the world of jazz guitar in Italy, he created the first italian Usenet Newsgroup about jazz guitar, it-alt.arti.musica.strumenti.chitarra-jazz.
In 2007 he begane a colaboration with the pianist Roberto Magris creating a sophisticated drumless trio and at the same time a groove jazz project called GROOVIN' 4.
In February 2008 he created a new smooth jazz quartet called SMOOTH PROJECT playing original compositions inspired by the so called L.A. sound. In November 2008 the band has produced the first cd SATURDAY FLIGHT distributed by CDBABY