Studies After musical studies, followed by the music master Tolmino Marianini at the school of music in Fiesole and then taking private lessons from Bill Campbell (the leading trumpeter at the municipial theatre of Florence, Franco Baggiani qualified as a trumpeter in 1988 at the officially-recognized institute “Franci” of Siena. 1983-1990 he studies composition and counterpoint with Kamrha Kashe at the school of music in Fiesole. 1988-1992 he was taught orchestra leadership by Stefano Riddi. 1989-1991 specialization in counterpoint taking lessons from Angelo Bianchi. 1984-1988 he studies jazz improvisation, firstly at the CAM in Florence and then at the CIM in Scandicci. 1984-1989 he studies harmony and arrangement jazz at the CAM of Florence and he attends courses of ensamble music at the CIM in Scandicci. In 1989 and in 1990 he takes two-year course of arrangement and composition for jazz orchestra and for combo given by Bruno Tommaso at the CIM in Scandicci. 1988 Siena Jazz: harmony and composition courses for big band and courses of ensemble music given by Enrico Pierannunzi and Mauro Grossi. 1989 arrangement course for combo jazz with M. Grossi at the CIM in Scandicci. 1989 he attends the summer stage of Siena Jazz about the composition for jazz orchestra with G. Gazzini and about the study of styles in the jazz music history and he attends the advanced course of improvisation with Fresu, Rava and Castri. 1990 he was taught music by Otto Sauter (the leading trumpeter at the civic theatre of Brema) at the conservatory “Madri Orsoline” in Florence, course organized by the conservatory of Brema. 1991 summer specialization course for jazz solo player given by Sean Bergin at the music house in Birmingham.