Ferdinando Romano got his double-bass diploma from the Conservatorio L. Cherubini di Firenze studying at the same time with Riccardo Donati and Alberto Bocini, two internationally acclaimed soloists that worked for the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. In the same Conservatorio he followed the course of Composition with Paolo Furlani. In 2015 he then got a Master in Performance with Enrico Fagone at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, where he lived for 3 years and had the chance to refine his studies with acclaimed international soloists like Klaus Stoll (Berliner Philarmoniker), Tim Cobb (Juiliard School, Manhattan School of Music), Michael Klinghoffer (Jerusalem Accademy), Christine Hoock (Mozarteum Salzburg), Diego Zecharies, Hans Roelofsen (Institute of the Arts, Netherlands) and many more.
At the same time he followed the Jazz Courses of Valdarno Jazz and he studied privately with Ares Tavolazzi, Marco Panascia, Joe Martin, Joe Sanders, Furio di Castri, Tino D’Agostino and Sergio Bellotti (Berklee College of Music). In 2017 he was selected to be part of the InJam Ensemble that selected 10 young italian musicians to take part at the InJam project in Siena Jazz with the trombonist Glenn Ferris and the saxophonist Logan Richardson. He got a reward for the best students during the Siena Jazz summer courses.
His latest project “Totem feat. Ralph Alessi” was recorded in October 2019 and the album will be out on April 24 for the Norwegian label Losen Records.
He recently released the album “Don’t call it Justice" with Arcadia Trio for the Italian label Alfamusic and this engaged him in a release tour together with the trombonist Robin Eubanks (Dave Holland, Michael Brecker, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Sun Ra, Barbara Streisand, Rolling Stones..). With Robin Eubanks the band just finished to record the second album, out in 2020.
He has an intense activity live and in studio, collaborating with many musicians of the Italian and international scene like Ralph Alessi, Robin Eubanks, Benny Golson, Glenn Ferris, Logan Richardson, Jerome Sabbagh, Simona Premazzi, Jon Boutellier, Allen Vizzuti, Michael Applebaum, Yuhan Su, Alan Benzie, Marton Yuhasz, Maurizio Giammarco, Nico Gori, Mauro Grossi, Andrea Melani, Bernardo Guerra, Cristiano Arcelli, Francesco Cusa, Carlo Atti, Andrea Beneventano, Francesco Lento, Simone Alessandrini, Valerio Vantaggio, Aldo Bassi, Achille Succi, Fabio Morgera, Antonino Siringo, Ettore Bonafè, Giulio Stracciati, Leonardo Radicchi, Giovanni Paolo Liguori and many more.
He played in many clubs, festivals and concert halls all over Europe like Lac Lugano, Auditorium Stelio Molo (Lugano), Konzerthaus (Vienna), Musikverein (Vienna), Ascona Jazz, Tonhalle (Zurigo), Bern Casino (Berna), Basel Casino (Basilea), Auditorium Parco della Musica, Il Torrione (Ferrara), Alessandria Jazz, Tatum Art (Palermo), Padova Jazz, Ricomincio Da Tre, Smallet Jazz Club, Pisa Jazz, Casa del Jazz, Alexanderplatz, Orbetello Jazz Festival, Fringe Festival, Jazzin Andria, Pinocchio Jazz, Obihall Firenze, Valdarno Jazz and many more...Read more
- Totem by Friedrich Kunzmann
Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson
Emme Record Label