Guitarist Simone Gubbiotti is a musician with a strong presence in both the USA and Europe. Based in Umbria (Italy) Simone frequents the US regularly where he performs with musicians including Sid Jacobs, Joe La Barbera, Peter Erskine, Arthur Blythe, Darek Oles, Danny Gottlieb, Adam Nussbaum and Jay Anderson.
Music was not Simone's first passion, he began his career in the world of sport where he played professionally for a number of top Italian soccer clubs including AC Milan. After sustaining a serious knee injury Simone took the decision to refocus and persue a career in music. Simone initially studied jazz guitar locally in his native Italy and later furthered is studies at the Berkly college of Music and the G.I.T in los Angeles. Simone has performed throughout Europe and the United States, both as a sideman and leader, however it is since his signing with New York based label Dot Time records that Simone has started to gain the attention he deserves.
Simone's first releases as a leader “racce di Eoni” (feat. Joe La Barbera and Darek Oles) and “Sinergy” (with Joe La Barbera and Joe Bagg) were well recieved both by the public and press. Simone’s latest release “Promise to a Friend” (2012) on Dot Time records is a set of 10 original compositions and features Peter Erskine on drums and Darek Oles on double bass.
The compositions recorded on this CD mark a milestone in Simone’s career, Simone states in the liner notes “This recording was born out of these reflections and the experiences of my personal journey over the past few years
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“Gubbiotti doesn't play like a guitarist that needs to make
his way in the world. He plays like a guitarist that has
already made it and is able to reflect on the world through
his music.” - Jakob Baekgaard - All About Jazz
Gubbiotti’s mellow tone throughout the CD reminds me of
some of the early Jim Hall recordings specifically on the
waltz “Hope” and the Irving Berlin classic Always. - Johan
van Deeg - Jazz In Europe
A beautiful and original voice of the guitar from Simone
Gubbiotti. - Jimmy Wyble
Simone is a very dedicated, passionate and talented musician
whose musical skills are growing every day, both as a
performer and a composer
Willing to teach
Teacher for "Accademia della chitarra" and member of the
Andres Segovia association.
Available for individual lessons or group lessons concerning
all the aspects of music.Focusing lessons on the development
of the students own vision on the guitar and also on various
aspects of performance.
Hours and rates can be very flexible.
-Relashion between chords and scales.
Thematic improvisation designed to develop a strong sense of
Articulation,legato and accents study.
Permutations,approaching chord tones,analysis of
solos,increasing the jazz
vocabulary.Playing in time.
-Pentatonics,application in various contests,altered
How to use chord fragments to improvise.
Diatonic and chromatic fourths and fifths,licks example,how
to create tension.
Triad pairs and polychords,how to mix triads for a ultra
Chromatic improvisation,stretch the imagination.
-Basic chord study.
Four and five chord voicings,first steps of
Analysis of the II-V-I major and minor and various chords.
Analysis of the structure of the famous standars and style
Nova,Modal,Swing,Ballad,Blues and Rhythm Changes)
-Analysis of the different historical periods and use of
How to play in different contests and right chords to use.
Walking bass.Intervalic chords.Chords in fourths and in
Polychords and how to reharmonize a standard.
-How to approach the fingerpicking.
The amazing guitar/piano style.
Counterpoint,two notes comping,contrary and parallel
motion,how to take
from classical guitar to use in jazz.
Two notes chords,three notes chords.
-Chord permutations,new voicings vision and creating
hundreds of new
chords using the major scale and the melodic minor scale.
Use of intervals.
-Technique to generate your own arrangments.
-Development of your own approach on the guitar.