Born in Palermo in 12/05/63, he is a guitar player and composer; he graduated in jazz music from the Conservatorio di Stato of Palermo “A. Scarlatti “ in 2008 with the highest marks, in the same conservatory he has been teacher of chiatarra jazz from 2011 to 2013. He currently teaches at the popular music school of the foundation “The Brass Group” of Palermo. He released three CDs in his name: Blue Flat (AWM) 2004, Ligth Frames (Comar 23) 2014, Valzer D’amor (Comar 23) 2019. Other major collaborations in discs: Kals’art live compilation with Pietro Tonolo (Egea Music) 2005, Threee drums show with Orchestra Jazz Siciliana feat. Peter Erskine e Alex Acuna (Brass record) 2009
Collaborations with Sicilian Jazz Orchestra
Diane Schuur, Patti Austin, Ernie Watts, Emil Richards, Rachelle Ferrell, Stefano Bollani, Rene Olstead, Dusko Goykovich, Gunther Schuller, Billy Child, Martial Solal, Eumir Deodato, Wayne Bergeron, Dianne Reeves, Gregg Field, Carol Welsman, Trevis Sullivan, Jane Monheit, John Aversa, Tony Hadley, Alex Acuna, Peter Erskine, Hermine Deurloo. Halie Loren, Nicole Henry, Tom Gaebel, Enrico Pierannunzi, Roberta Gambarini, Jenny B, Carolina Bubbico, Gianluca Pellerito, Nicola Gianmarimaro, Vito Giordano, Fabrizio Bosso.
COLLABORATIONS IN ORGANIC COMBOS:
John Serry, John Landham, Cheryl Porter, Joanne Pascal, Kiku Collins, Chaterine Antoine, Carola Grey, Mark Abram, Dusko Goykovich, John Colianni, Gianni Cavallaro, Enzo Randisi, Tony Vella, Francesco Bearzatti, Enzo Zirilli, Dario Deiedda, Franco Cerri, Gigi Cifarelli, Massimo Faraò, Sandro Gibellini, Alessandro Presti, Francesco Patti.