Ettore CarucciEttore Carucci

Ettore Carucci, composer and jazz pianist, started playing piano from the age of four. After obtaining the degree in classical piano, he had his first artistic experiences in 1989 with the jazz orchestra “Taras Jazz Forum” and with a jazz quintet lined-up by veterans of the Taranto jazz scene.

In 1993/94 he attended “Siena Jazz” and “Umbria Jazz” seminars winning two scholarships.

He perfected his jazz studies with the pianists Danilo Rea, Ray Santisi, Paul Schmelling.

He collaborated and played with: Benny Golson, Gerry Bergonzi, Eric Marienthal, Dennis Chambers, Christopher Thomas, Greg  Hutchinson, Mike  Moreno, Tony Scott, Bob Mintzer, Rachel Gould, Sarah Jane Morris, Anne Ducros, Maria Pia De Vito, Kim Plainfield, Massimo Moriconi, Maurizio Giammarco, Marco Tamburini, Philip Catherine, Massimo Manzi, Marco Vaggi, Stan Bielski, Myrna Lake, Maria Puga Lareo, Jed Levy, Eddy Palermo, Paolino Dalla Porta, Mario Raja, Pietro Tonolo, Cicci Santucci, Enzo Scoppa, Sonny Fortune, Lincol Goines, Andy Gravish, Paolo Fresu, Carlo Atti, Max Ionata, Aldo Vigorito, Ben Street, Adam Cruz, Ron Seguin, Tom Kennedy, Michael Rosen, John Arnold, Alfredo Paixào, Marco Panascia, Javier Girotto, Robertinho De Paula, Robben Ford, Alan Farrington, Ellade Bandini, Mark Guiliana, Gianni Cazzola, Fabio Zeppetella, Gegé Munari, Giorgio Rosciglione, Dario Deidda, Roberto Gatto, Fabrizio Bosso, Tullio De  Piscopo, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Marcello Rosa, Manu Roche, Matt Demeritt, Carlo Bagnoli, Stefano Bagnoli, Marco Ricci, Gegé Telesforo, Orchestra della Magna Grecia, Jazz Studio Orchestra.

In 2001 he participated in the “Umbria Jazz” festival with the Boston College of Music trio. In the same year he participated in the Orvieto Jazz festival with the Berklee Award Group during the Winter Umbria Jazz festival.

In 2005 he played at Blue Note in Milan with Sonny Fortune.

In April of 2007 he moved to New York and played with various New York musicians.

He is currently working on various artistic projects (as bandleader and sideman), playing in Italy and abroad. He teaches at Saint Louis College of Music of Rome. Carucci recorded eight albums as a bandleader and fourty-three as a sideman.