Dario Chiazzolino (born February 8, 1985) is an Italian jazz guitarist and composer. In addition to leading his own group, Chiazzolino is a member of Principles Sound and Andy Sheppard Quartet. He also has a duo project with Nico Di Battista. Dario Chiazzolino has played with such renowned artists as Billy Cobham, Bob Mintzer, Dominique Di Piazza, Taylor Eigsti, Willie Jones III, Concha Buika, Russell Ferrante, Horacio el negro Hernandez, Fred Hersch, Dave Liebman, and Antonio Faraò, among others.
A child prodigy, Chiazzolino started performing professionally at age 14. He won the Berklee Umbria Jazz Award as best guitarist, received several nominations for important Italian music references like Guitarlist (Best Guitarist), D-Mag (Artist of the year), Italian Jazz (Best Guitarist).
His “Principles Sound” project consists of Yellow Jackets members Bob Mintzer, Russell Ferrante and Jimmie Haslip. In 2014 they released the CD “Lost in the Jungle“, and following the recording, Dario was invited to take part in the Yellow Jackets Time Line Tour.
He has recorded 8 albums as a leader and co-leader, and 12 as a sideman; as in demand educator, Dario has been teaching in Italy for 15 years, and has held teaching residencies in many schools and universities in Italy, Uk, Spain and France.