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Luca Lo Bianco

Luca Lo Bianco was born in Palermo on June, 13th 1974. He started playing electric bass when he was thirteen and after a few years he approached the double bass.

He graduated with the maximum grade in double bass in 1999 under the guide of Mo. Franco Muzzi. In 2010 he obtained the Master degree in Jazz Music with Magna Cum Laude at the State Music Conservatory 'Vincenzo Bellini' of Palermo with a thesis entitled 'Musical syncretism in contemporary Jazz’. From 2010 until 2015 he taught electric bass at the 'V. Bellini' State Conservatory’s Jazz Department of Palermo and from 2011 until 2013 at the 'A. Corelli' State Conservatory’s Jazz Department of Messina. Since 2016 he teaches electric bass, double bass and music for ensemble at the 'G. Rossini' State Conservatory’s Jazz Department of Pesaro (Italy). During his career he performed in numerous festivals in Italy, Japan, China, U.S.A., Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, France, Slovenia, Norway, Turkey, Germany, Holland, and Malaysia. From 1994 until 2007 he has been a member of the world music band Tammorra with whom he recorded two CDs, 'Ballu Tunnu' (1994) and 'Sali' (2001) produced by the German label Biber Records. The band won also the 8th edition of the 'Folk Herbst Fest' in Plauen (Germany). In 2001 he received the diploma at the 'European School of Jazz Orchestra', studying with Gunther Schuller, Bill Russo, Dusko Gojkovich, with grades 27/30. With the same orchestra, he performed the Italian premiere of the 'New Orleans Suite' by Duke Ellington under the direction of Bill Russo. In 2002 he composed and performed the music of ‘Garibaldi', a short movie directed by S. Pecoraro. In 2003 he performed the 'Claude Bolling's suite for cello & jazz piano trio' at the Teatro Politeama Garibaldi in Palermo. In 2004 and 2007 he played, with Tammorra, at the 'Penang World Music Festival’ and at the 'Rain Forest World Music Festival' in Sarawak Borneo, Malaysia.

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”Luca Lo Bianco, Sicilian bass player can be counted amongst those musicians who hardly take anything for granted”. Sergio Spada - SUONO

“The music is modern, nervous and lanky. With the right urban air and the appropriate morbid curiosity to drive the quintet to look around and investigate the hidden corners of the many scenarios in chiaroscuro which conceal patches of dark, threatening light. As if we were inside a Werner Herzog film. The core language is contemporary jazz but of course the most diverse idiomatic influences add a value which must be appreciated”. Maurizio Comandini - ALL ABOUT JAZZ ITALIA

“The beauty of the overall work of Luca Lo Bianco is to mediate his important chromatic research with massive melodic doses, sought out for a deep impact

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Dodicilune Records
2020

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Fitzcarraldo Records
2020

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