He was born on 26th July 1962 in Naples. He majored in jazz composition and flute at Conservatory San Pietro a Majella in Naples.
Together the classical studies he deepened his jazz knowledge through the study of saxophone, that finally became his main instrument.
He played as a soloist with many famous italian and foreign musicians like: Pino Daniele, Zucchero, Roberto Murolo, Salomon Burkes, Chet Baker, Mia Martini, Gino Paoli.
He worked for the theatre with artists like: Roberto de Simone, Luca De Filippo, Enrico Montesano, Peppe e Concetta Barra, Eugenio Bennato, performing with some of them in many tv programmes.
In 1995 he started composing and recorded for Polosud the cd “Lido Aurora”, having good reviews and sales also thanks to the song “Femmena Mimosa” which was often played by radio programmes.
In1996 his song “Salita Pontecorvo”, dedicated to a street downtown Naples, was included in a compilation made for the restoration of S. Angelo a Nilo’s Church, sponsored by Naples Cityhall.
In the same year he recorded some songs for the soundtrack of the film “Pianese Nunzio di anni 14” by Antonio Capuano. In 1997 he composed the soundtrack for the musical “Trash” by Enrico Montesano and the music for B. Brecht’s drama “Vita di Galileo” (directed by Michele Del Grosso, produced by Fondazione IDIS). In 1998 he composed both the soundtrack for the movie “Polvere di Napoli” by A. Capuano with Silvio Orlando and for “Il Manoscritto di van Haecken” by Nicola De Rinaldo.
In July ’99 was released his second cd “Polvere di Napoli”, still produced by Polosud, including some songs of the A. Capuano’s movie. In the same year he continued composing for the cinema and won an award for the best original soundtrack made for the shorts: “Una mattina di Maggio” by Raffaele Esposito and “Sbraineff” by Domenico Ciruzzi. He worked for the theatre on the soundtracks of “Little Peach”, a monologue by Enzo Moscato, “La regina di Saba” and “Resurrezione” performed by Renato Carpentieri’s Company and “Riso Frizzante” by Tonino Taiuti.
In June ’99 he was invited to represent Naples at Festa della Musica of Paris and a record of his was included in the official compilation.
An year later was released the cd “Ex-Voto” produced by Edizioni EGEA and presented at Umbria Jazz. In Jenuary 2001he did two concerts in Egipt(Cairo and Alessandria), invited by the Opera House of Cairo.
Meanwhile the soundtrack of “Polvere di Napoli” won the Quality Award by the Department of Culture and the soundtrack of “Resurrezione” won the “Girulà” Award for the best music.
In July he was invited to Canada at “Festival International de Jazz de Montreal”. He played also at the “Somigliano Jazz” Festival, playing in that occasion with the percussionist Don Moye.
Still in July was released his fourth cd “Napoli ventre del Sud”, published by EGEA and also presented at Umbria Jazz.
Label, Catalogue, Year, Title
Polosud, PS006, 1995, Lido Aurora
Polosud, PS024, 1998, Polvere di Napoli
EGEA, 2001, Ex-Voto
EGEA, 2002, Napoli ventre del sud