Guitarist/composer, was born on the 11th of February 1977 in Palermo, Sicily. At the early age of 4, he showed a strong attraction for the arts. At the age of 16, he began his studies at the High School of Art, E. Catalano, in Palermo and within the year, learned to play the electric guitar on his own. Not long after, he began performing at several clubs in Palermo and throughout Sicily.
In late 1996, he continued his studies at the Fine Arts Academy in Palermo, achieving a Bachelor’s Degree in Sculpture in 2001. After his graduation, he decided to embark on a new life in Turin, where he followed a 3-month jazz course at the Centro Jazz with the guitar teacher, Pietro Ballestrero. After few years, he aspired towards developing a deeper knowledge and relationship with Jazz. He took a chance; he applied and was accepted into the Prins Claus Conservatoire in Groningen, The Netherlands. In doing so, he had the opportunity to study with European guitarists such as Anton Goudsmit and Frank Wingold. He also followed regular lessons with great musicians out of New York such as Conrad Herwig, David Berkman, Brian Lynch, Ralph Peterson Jr. and among many others.
Throughout these years, he led the Klee Quartet, a contemporary jazz band playing his very own compositions and arrangements. With Klee, he participated in festivals and events in the Netherlands and Italy. Within the Netherlands: Midnight Express Jazz Festival (2005 and 2006) in Groningen;.the Trytone in Amsterdam; the Vini In Jazz Festival in Agrigento
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced
Guitar Teacher at Palermo Jazz School, Palermo, Italy