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Luca di Luzio

A diverse and versatile jazz guitarist, Luca di Luzio plays electric, acoustic and classic guitar with a style that covers everything from jazz standards and bossa nova to funk, modern jazz, fusion and blues. His creative talent allows him to take part in a wide range of musical ventures alongside national and international artists. Luca di Luzio is a Jazz guitar graduate of the Conservatorio di Musica Frescobaldi di Ferrara in Italy.

During the course of his extra-curricula studies he has attended seminars and guitar masterclasses with: Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, Mick Goodrick, Jim Hall, Joe Diorio John Abercrombie, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Donovan Mixon, Jim Kelly, Garrison Fewell, Les Wise, Dean Brown, Ron Eschete (seven strings guitar).

During his concert career as a jazz guitarist Luca di Luzio has played and recorded with many Italian and international artists and other jazz guitarists, including: Dave Weckl, Jimmy Haslip, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, George Whitty, Fabrizio Bosso, Paolo Fresu, Massimo Manzi, Javier Girotto, Roberto Spadoni, Marco Tamburini, Max Ionata, Teo Ciavarella, Giancarlo Schiaffini, James Newton, Bob Stoloff, Lauren Bush, Howard Paul Garrison Fewell, Randy Bernsen.

A member of the SIDMA Orchestra from 2008 to 2013, Luca di Luzio has also played with the Jazzlife Orchestra and the Conservatorio Frescobaldi Big Band.

In 2008 Luca founded the Barioca quartet with Flavio Piscopo, Tom Sheret and Chica Piazzolla, and performed in over 100 live concerts. In 2010 he gave life to the Luca di Luzio Electric Trio (european jazz trio) with Stefano Peretto (drums) and Pier Mingotti (electric bass). 2016 was the birth year of LdL Blue's Room Trio an organ room trio with Sam Gambarini on the Hammond and Max Ferri on drums. The group plays regularly throughout Italy and often features the Canadian singer Lauren Bush. In 2018 Luca recorded his jazz album GLOBETROTTER with Dave Weckl, Jimmy Haslip, George Whitty and Max Ionata. The record is produced by Jimmy Haslip.

Luca di Luzio has performed at numerous international shows and fairs such as SHG, the Frankfurt Musikmesse and the NAMM Show in Los Angeles. Luca is also the designer behind a complete line of bags for Archtop Guitars as well as the developer of a set of innovative pedalboards with Polish company G-Lab. He has developed his unique signature set of strings for six and seven-strings guitars, manufactured by the oldest italian stringmaker factory - D'Orazio Strings.

His work as a recording artist is ongoing in his recording studio in Cesena (Italy).


In his role as endorser for several leading musical instrument and accessory companies, including:

• Benedetto Guitars
• DV Mark Amps
• D'Orazio Strings
• Eventide Pedals
• Timber Tones Picks




Italian Guitarist Luca di Luzio Releases 'Never Give Up' with Randy Brecker, George Whitty, Rodney Holmes and more!

Italian Guitarist Luca di Luzio Releases 'Never Give Up' with  Randy Brecker, George Whitty, Rodney Holmes and more!

Source: Jazzfuel

Funk, jazz and blues get a Mediterranean twist on Never Give Up, the latest album from Italian guitarist Luca di Luzio is available now. A jazz guitar graduate of the Conservatorio di Musica Frescobaldi, di Luzio showcases his pulling power with an all-star group which features trumpet legend Randy Brecker alongside keyboard player George Whitty, bassist Alain Caron, drummer Rodney Holmes and percussionist Steve Thornton. Studying first under the likes of greats including Pat Metheny, Jim Hall, and Mike Stern, ...

"Luca has made a mighty impact on the music world as is very obvious in this superb collection.
The moods and sensitivity of the works presented here reflect the life of an exemplary musician –
a man whose passion for music embraces all manner of arenas played with virtuosity." —Grady Harp

"An Italian guitar wiz that never heard of limits shows that music is the international language as he pairs up with some of stateside's top smooth jazz/fusion hitters for a date that's right in the pocket no matter what. Smooth, as in stylish, this date has a back in the day feel without feeling like it has any dust on it

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