Paris based jazz guitarist Federico Casagrande started in early age the study
of classical music in Italy.
In 2003 he moved on a scholarship to Boston, U.s.a., where he attended the
Berklee College of Music and graduated summa cum laude in 2006.
He studied with Giampaolo Gobbo, Sandro Gibellini, Tommaso Lama, Dave
Tronzo, Mick Goodrick, Rick Peckham, Greg Hopkins, Jeff Galindo, Garrison
Fewell, Dave Santoro, Hal Crook, Ed Tomassi
In 2007 he won the first prize at the Gibson Montreux Jazz Festival Guitar
Competition with George Benson president of the jury.
He performed in Italy, U.S.A., Canada, Denmark, Austria, Estonia, Lettonia,
Portugal, Switzerland, France, U.K., China.
He leads his own trio performing original composition.
He is co-leader of a duo with London based trumpet player Fulvio Sigurta’
and of a quartet with portugese vibraphonist Jeff Davis.
He performs also in solo focusing on extemporary compositions, often
collaborating with dancer Laura Moro or interacting with other forms of art.
He works as well as a sideman in various jazz groups in Europe.