Gabriele GiovanniniGabriele Giovannini

He started playing guitar at 13, and the Blues at 18. He enrolled at Saint Louis where he specialized in Rock-Blues guitar with Lello Panico. He then graduated in 2005. Thanks to Lello Panico, he has the possibility of transcribing his teaching method “Full Optional Blues” (published by Carish – 2005).

He attended seminars with Robben Ford, Scott Henderson, Frank Gambale. He performs intense concert activity with several bands of Blues, Rock-Blues, and Southern Rock in clubs, Festivals, and Italian events including Anguillara Blues Festival 2007, II Organ Jazz Marathon 2008, Paliano Jazz Festival 2010 and Villa Celimontana Blues Festival 2005 where he opened the concert at bluesman Jimmy Burns.

At the Licinio Refice Conservatory in Frosinone, where he graduated in Jazz guitar in 2009, he studied with Stefano Micarelli, Roberto Spadoni, Ettore Fioravanti, Aldo Bassi, and Nicola Puglielli, thanks to which he approached Gypsy Jazz. In 2009, he co-founded Gipsy Italien, with whom he collaborated with until 2012 with the homonymous disc “Gipsy Italien”. He currently plays with the Radical Gipsy, a trio dedicated to the jazz repertoire of the Manouche inaugurated by Django Reinhardt, with whom he recorded the album “Spaghetti alla gitana” (2014).

He plays in many Italian clubs including the Gregory’s Jazz Club in Rome, the Bourbon Street Jazz Club in Naples and the Chasleston Jazz Club in Avellino or the Festival as the traditional Lanciano 2015 Jazz Festival, JazzIt Fest 2015, Festival Federico Cesi 2015, Time in Jazz 2013, Festival of Castel San Pietro 2014, Vicoli in Jazz 2014, the Festival dei Conservatori 2014 and many others. He specializes in Rock-Blues and Jazz Manouche, teaches at Saint Louis in Rome and performs intense concert activity mainly with the Radical Gipsy Trio. He has played with great musicians including collaborations with French musicians Florin Niculescu and Ludovic Beier.