Since I was 8, I studied classical piano. At the age of 12, I found my dad’s old bass guitar and started playing around with it. I fell in love instantly. In parallel to the classical piano studies, I applied to the BAs in Jazz program at Conservatorio di Musica Stanislao Giacomantonio in Cosenza (IT). I was admitted with the Director’s explicit permit for talented students which allowed me to be admitted to an undergraduate-level course without the having a high-school diploma. During those years, I attended the scientific highschool in the morning and the Conservatorio in the afternoon. It has been a tough but rewarding experience.
Unfortunately, by the Italian law, one can only attend one undergraduate-level course at a time. So, once I obtained my highschool diploma, I decided to put the BAs in Jazz on pause and focus on my BSc in Economic and Management at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan (IT) - quite far from the Conservatorio…
However, I still enjoy studying and playing music. Every time I go back to my hometown, Saracena (IT), during summer or winter holidays, I try to organize live performances with my (rock/jazz) trio in which I’m the singer and bass player - we play together since we were 12.
Here is a nice photo of one of our performances in 2018 at Centro Commerciale Metropolis in Rende (IT) during Christmas holidays.
We usually play cover and our preferred artists are: Police, Jimi Hendrix, Doors, Beatles, Talking Heads, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, Bob Marley, etc - you got the vibe :)