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Was born in bologna. He starts playing guitar at 10 pop rock music by himself.
He studied also classical guitar for 5 years and after that continues his study  on jazz with international artists like Barney Kessel, Jim Hall, Mick Goddrick, John Abercrombie,Joe Diorio, Pat Martino.He developed his musical acquaintances  with additional studies of harmony and composition, and he’s also graduated at Bologna’s  Conservatory GB MARTINI.
His versatility permits him to approach different music styles and he worked as a sideman with many artists (Mia Martini in 1987, Tour Baraldi / Dalla in 1991 etc.). From 1979 he focused on jazz, performing a lot of gigs with his trio and as a sideman with many Italian jazz players like Giorgio Baiocco, Piergiorgio Farina, Piero Odorici, Carlo Atti, in clubs and jazz festivals.
In 1999 he was a jury member in the 5th edition of the international contest of composition in memory of the victim of 2nd august 1980, and in the same occasion he was the lead guitar with the Arturo Toscanini Orchestra directed by Daniele Callegari for the concert for electric guitar “CONFLIT and RESOLUTIONS” in Bologna, then he also played with Al Di Meola and Larry Corryel the composition “Dragon Gate”.In 2001 he met in jam session Wynton Marsalis.
From 2002 he focused on Manouche music (Django style) and with his MARTIRANI GIPSY SWING trio he recorded in 2005 the album “SWINGOLOGY”. Currently he works as arranger and composer for soundtracks for radio, television and commercial. Beside journeyman activities from the early 1980 he teaches music and guitar in associations and private schools.

 

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