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Carmelo Venuto

Guitarist and double bass player from Catania class of 1983, in 2011 he obtained as a double bass player the Academic Diploma of the first level in Jazz Music at the Conservatory G.B. Martini of Bologna with 110 and praise. In 2021 he obtained the two-year course in Jazz Guitar at Conservatory V. Bellini di Catania with 110 and praise.

He attended the master classes of Umbria Jazz, Siena Jazz, Nuoro Jazz, Isola Jazz, We Love Jazz... Winner of the scholarship of Studio for the best students at Siena Jazz 2003 and Nuoro Jazz 2004.

He is co-founder of the neo-soul/songwriter band "AngoloGiro", with which he wins the competitions "Salotto Muzika 2009" and "Faenza rock 2010" and arrives at the final stages of "Meditarraneo Sound Fest", "Premio Pigro" and "Arezzo Wave" Sicily 2017.

In 2012 he won the “Chicco Bettinardi” National Award with the “Line Out Quartet” (Alessandro Presti, Roberto Brusca, Emanuele Primavera).

Between 2012 and 2015 he has the privilege of sharing the stage with international artists including Johel Frahm, Lage Lund , Steve Grossman , Anthony Strong, Butch Morris.

Since 2012 he has been part of the “Raffaele Genovese trio”, with which he records the album “Musaico” with special guest Ben Van Gelder.

Since 2014 he has been playing in the project of Emanuele Primavera, with whom he records “Replace” (2015) and “Above the below” (2020) with Alessandro Lanzoni, Alessandro Presti, Nicola Caminiti, Seby Burgio, Fabrizio Brusca.

In 2019 he recorded Fabrizio Brusca's album - Lunar (2019)

In 2021 he recorded the album of Cristiano Giardini - Espresso Roma Catania (2021)

He has played with: Steve Grossman, Joe Lovano, Joel Frahm, Lage Lund, Anthony Strong, Marcello Pellitteri, Carlo Atti, Massimo Manzi, Emanuele Cisi, Paolo Fresu, Ellade Bandini, Nico Menci, Peter King, Mario Biondi, Fabrizio Puglisi, Claudio Cusmano, Andrea Beneventano, Dino Rubino, Orazio Maugeri, Stjepko Gut, Salvatore Bonafede, Butch Morris, Rosario Giuliani, Francesco Bearzatti, Fabrizio Bosso, Ben Van Gelder, Sebastiano Ragusa, Alessandro Presti, Alessandro Lanzoni.


Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


GleAM Records


Above the Below

Abeat Records


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