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Francesco Lo Castro

Born in Salerno, Italy in 1974, guitarist and composer Francesco Lo Castro started studying guitar late in life, aged 25. He developed his guitar styles and technique under the tutoring of the great south Italian maestro Gianni Cataleta. He quit his Economic Studies (and a full time job in marketing) to fully focus on music in 2004. Two years after, he graduated with honors in music performance from a BMus at Thames Valley University (London). In the same year, he won the Best Guitarist Award at the Guitar Institute in London where he attended tutoring classes by Shaun Baxter and Iain Scott, among others

Chasing Beauty

Label: Flocastro Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Dresden; Father; Sahara; As It Is; Love; May 2011; If I; Embrace; Dark Smiles; Bunch of Houses and Wonderful Memories; Nino and Dunia; Peter Pan.

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Dresden

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Label: Flocastro Records
Released: 2014
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Francesco Lo Castro: Chasing Beauty

Read "Chasing Beauty" reviewed by Jeffrey Uhrich

Positive energy flows and pleasing melodies abound in Chasing Beauty by guitarist and composer Francesco Lo Castro, the fifth album released on his own label. Using an array of outstanding musicians, voice and instrumentation, Lo Castro creates a sonic canvass that's reminiscent of artists Pat Metheny and Mike Stern. Throughout the disc, Lo Castro displays an ...

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European And American Jazz Meets In DLC Project "Into The Unknown"

European And American Jazz Meets In DLC Project  "Into The Unknown"

The title of the latest album by DLC Project, Into the Unknown, could easily have been called “Nothing ventured, nothing gained". The driving concept behind this collection of compositions is one of exploration and the imagining of possibilities - the taking of risks, and the anticipation that goes hand-in-hand with the redefining of parameters. Into the ...

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Francesco Lo Castro Creates A Masterpiece While "Chasing Beauty"

Francesco Lo Castro Creates A Masterpiece While "Chasing Beauty"

"This is a beautiful album, with a range of stunningly cinematic compositions exquisitely arranged and performed" —John Wheatcroft, Guitar Techniques Magazine and Head of Guitar at Tech Music School, London Italian guitarist and composer Francesco Lo Castro released his forth studio album in October 2013. Entitled Chasing Beauty, the album has a European and cinematic jazz ...

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Lo Castro, Defade, Depaolis Release New Album - While We Hope And Dream

Lo Castro, Defade, Depaolis Release New Album - While We Hope And Dream

While We Hope and Dream is the stunning new release from Francesco Lo Castro , Tony Depaolis and Eric DeFade. This inviting collection of lyrically thoughtful compositions offers a crystalline acoustic quality that transports the listener. From romantic and reflective to spirited and inventive, 'While We Hope and Dream' is an emotional and provocative musical escape. ...

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Take Five With Francesco Lo Castro

Read "Take Five With Francesco Lo Castro" reviewed by Francesco Lo Castro

Meet Francesco Lo Castro: Italian born Francesco Lo Castro is a UK-based jazz guitarist and composer known for his personal and melodic approach to improvisation. Style well showcased in his latest album, Songs for Duke.Instrument(s): Guitar.Teachers and/or influences? Gianni Cataleta. He has been my teacher not ...

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Bruno d’Ambra and Francesco Lo Castro Release "Songs For Duke"

Bruno d’Ambra and Francesco Lo Castro Release "Songs For Duke"

"For a duo, Bruno and Francesco produce a big warm sound on this delightful set of original compositions inspired by Duke Ellington. Highly recommended!" Jim Mullen The album Songs for Duke comes from a musical collaboration that started over two years ago at the Archduke jazz Club in London’s South Bank between pianist Bruno d’Ambra and ...


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