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.

Highlights concerts, recordings & releases:

2017 Concert Feat. Gabriele Mirabassi & Clemens van der Feen at The Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam. (Jazz music)
2016 CD solist “Nibiru” (Jazz/World music). The CD was presented with a sold out concert at The Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam.
2015 Concert with the bass clarinettist Joris Roelofs (Jazz music)
2014 Release of the treaty of harmony “Le scale napoletane nel jazz” academically considered a valuable contribution to musicological research.
2012 Single “Druma” Gianquitto’s brothers (Electronic music)
2012 Single Cosa c’è dopo Luca  Gianquitto (Popmusic)
2012 Luca performed with Tommy Emmanuel, Joscho Stephan and Michael Fix in the Guitar Academy of Amsterdam.
2012 Singles “Rebirth” & “Mr. Jon”  Luca Gianquitto (Rock music)
2011 Concerts with the bass player Pippo Matino (Jazz music)
2010 track of My Big Room CD “Floriana” represented in “Italian Jazz, Vol.3” a compilation featuring some of the most influential Italian jazz musicians of the year.
2010 Album“Plagium”  Betashelter (Industrial metal music)
2010 Tour Jack Daniel’s e Virgin Radio “Jam 160 Tour” – concerts in Roma (Stazione Birra) and Milano (Alcatraz) (Rock music)
2007 CD “70’s Soundtracks (Jazz/Funky music) Diego Imparato. Concerts on venues and events such as Festival Dècouvertes Tunisie2, Nick la Rocca European jazz Festival, and the International Jazz Competition ‘Eurobassday” (first prize).
2006 Tour with Marco Zurzolo Quintet (Neapolitan Jazz music) “7e Mezzo Tour” on venues and events such as Montreal Jazz Festival, Eurojazz Festival Mexico City, Instabul Jazz festival, and national TV channels in Mexico and Canada.
2005 CD solist “My Big Room” (Jazz/World music). Concerts on venues and events such as Marechiaro Jazz Festival, Lerry Nocella Tenor Fest, Classico Pompeiano, Mercogliano Jazz and Árena Flegrea.
2005 Luca was recognised among the “New Italian Jazz talents” by Chicco Bettinardi commission.
2004 CD “Napoli Mediterranea” (Folk music)  Pietra Montecorvino and Eugenio Bennato – music for movie “Passione”- John Turturro – Venezia Cinema 2010.
2004 CD “IS Jazz Ensemble” (Big Band) I.S.M.E.Z.
2002 Tour with Jenny Sorrenti (Celtic music) in “Medieval Zone Tour”
2000 Tour with Marcello Coleman (Reggae music) “Rena Nera Tour”
1999 Tour and CD’s recordings with Ciro Rigione (Popular music)
1998 Tour with Luca Sepe (Pop music) – “Un pò di te Tour”. Luca performed in several occasion on national TV channels in Italy.

Study titles and accomplishments:

2008-2010: Master in Science of Education “Musica e Spettacolo” – Suor Orsola Benincasa University, Napoli – Italy
2007-2008: Jazz Music Specialization – Conservatorium of S.Pietro a Majella, Napoli – Italy
2005-2007: Degree in Jazz Music – Conservatorium of S.Pietro a Majella, Napoli – Italy
2004-2005: Specialization course for Big Band “IS Jazz Ensemble”, various locations – Italy
2001-2003: License and Diploma in Theory and Solfege – Conservatorium G.Marticci, Salerno – Italy
1996-2000: Study of the modern guitar with GIT graduated instructor, according to GIT study methodologies.

Experience as a guitar instructor (electric, acustic and classic), teacher of Theory and Solfege and Master Classes:

from 2013: LG Guitar School (Amstelveen)
2012 -2014: Guitar Academy (Amsterdam)
2012: Talent Aalsmeer (Brede School Mikado Aalsmeer)
1998-2011: Orange Bug Music Academy (Napoli, Italy)
2011:  P.O.N. – Guitar orchestra for children (Pozzuoli, Italy)
2011:  Master Class: “How to study music in proficient way”, Orange Bug Music Accademy
2010:  Master Class: “Sound as emotional event” – Musicology dept. – University Federico II, (Napoli, Italy)
2006: Master Class: “Le Scale Napoletane nel Jazz”, Escuela Superior De Musica – Istituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (Mexico CIty)
1997-2005: Dance&Music Academy (Pozzuoli, Italy).

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