Guitarist, improviser, composer, conductor. Enzo Rocco has taken part in various groups since the early ‘90 also attendeding contemporary music, music for theatre and ballet, folk music, happenings and improvisations with poets and with painters.
With his groups he has recorded a dozen of CDs (very well reviewed by the press all over the world) and he has played everywhere in Europe and often in Japan, Indonesia, Latin America, Northern Africa.
Nowadays, after closing the eight-years experience of the Tubatrio - his own group with Giancarlo Schiaffini (trombone/tuba/electronics) and Ettore Fioravanti (drums) - he leads his own amusing “bass-less” New Trio (bass clarinet, drums, guitar) as well as keeps travelling around the world with Carlo Actis Dato (the humoristic, crazy duo being born in 1997).
Since Janyuary 2004 Rocco has been running a duo with the Scottish drummer Tom Bancroft (winner of the musicians of the year BBC3 Award 2006). The duo was born thanks to the suggestion of Roger Spence, Director of the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, and regularly takes part in many important jazz festivals in UK (London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Cheltenham, etc.).
Regularly active in Latin America since 2000, in Argentina Rocco created the “Spaghetti Jazz Trio” with Rodrigo Dominguez on saxophones and Hernan Mandelman on drums (cd “Live in Buenos Aires”, 2012) and runs a duo with Pablo Ledesma (“Seis episodios en busca de autor”, 2010). He was also responsible of the Italian Song Project, born by a commission of the Italian Cultural Institute in Buenos Aires and dedicated to the arrangement of the most famous Italian songs.