Biography

Luca Gianquitto (1978 – Italy) is an Italian guitarist and music composer living in Amstelveen – The Netherlands.

His mediterranean style is mainly influenced by jazz, blues and rock.

In 2005 Luca was recognised among the “New Italian Jazz talents” by Chicco Bettinardi commission –  In the same year he signed off a contract with Wide Sound, publishing the instrumental debut album “My Big Room”. A track of the CD, “Floriana” was represented in “Italian Jazz, Vol.3“, a compilation featuring some of the most influential Italian jazz musicians of the year.

In 2016 Luca released his second instrumental album “Nibiru” (LG Music). The CD was presented with a sold out concert at The Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam.

During his career he travels and plays as professional musician all around the world, on venues and events such as Montreal Jazz Festival, Eurojazz in Mexico City, Instabul Jazz Festival, etc.

Besides the live performances, Luca’s guitar has recorded music for movies, big bands, rock projects, and other countless collaborations with jazz and pop artists.Luca has a Master Degree in Jazz Music at the Conservatory of Naples, specializing in Big Band arrangement and Jazz Improvisation.
In 2014 he published the treaty of harmony “Le scale napoletane nel jazz” (JazzItalia), accademically considered a valuable contribution to musicological research.In 2013 Luca founded LG Guitar School – Amstelveen (NL), a music institute that today (2017) counts a team of 8 music teachers and about 150 guitar and piano students.