Lello Panico – Head of Rock-Blues Guitar
Guitarist, composer, song-writer and educator. During his career he played all music genres, from rock to jazz, from Brazilian music to fusion and funk, to happily come back to the sound of blues and to the language of soul music, his first and deep love, having reinforced the awareness and firm belief according to which the electric guitar, first of all, plays the Blues.
Collaborations: Robben Ford, Jimmy Haslip, Russel Ferrante, Tollak Ollestad, Gary Novak, Reggie Hamilton, Rick Margitza, John Patitucci, Joey Calderazzo, Dario Deidda, Enzo Pietropaoli, Danilo Rea, Massimo Urbani, Fabio Morgera, Flavio Boltro, Roberto Gatto, Deitra Farr, Ptah Brown, Chicago Beau, Tony Scott, Guy Anthony, Tim Fritz, Shawn Logan, Joseph Lepore, Maria Pia Devito, Mina, and many more.
PHOENIX, “FRONNE” – 1989
GUITAR MADNESS – 1991
LELLO PANICO, “THE SECRET” (VIA VENETO JAZZ) – 1993
BLUE MESSENGERS, “BLUE MESSENGERS” (BAOL MUSIC) – 1997 BLUE MESSENGERS, “BLUES TO GRAY” (BAOL MUSIC) – 2000 LELLO PANICO & THE FRITZ GANG (BAOL MUSIC) – 2004
BLUE NOISE, “GLORY DAYS” (ALICE RECORDS) – 2009
LELLO PANICO, “FIFTY YEARS AGO” (CAMILLA RECORDS) – 2013
Educator and Coordinator of the Blues/Jazz/Rock Guitar Department in Saint Louis College of Music, Rome.
He wrote the Didactic Book & Cd “Full Optional Guitar” (Carisch ed.).