Marco RavalleseMarco Ravallese

Born in Rome, he approaches the study of piano at the age of 8, under guidance of the teacher Teresa Cirillo. He deepens the study of pop music and blues with Sandro Borghi and Luciano Gargiulo. Around 18 he starts his concert activity, crowned with the participation in the Ronciglione blues festival with the guitarist Max Bizzarri. After an Honor Degree in Literature he enroll in 2006 in Saint Louis, starting the piano studies with Pierpaolo Principato. With M° Antonio Solimene he recovers the classical piano studies and approaches the jazz arrangement.

In 2010 he plays in the jazz/fusion group “ Four Corners”, playing live the greatest hits of Yellow Jackets. In October 2011 he gains admission to the 2nd cycle degree in Jazz in the Santa Cecilia Conservatoire of Rome, where he studies with Danilo Rea.

In 2011 he forms his own jazz quartet with Paolo Mignosi on drums, Francesco Luzzio on bass, Antonio Giordano on sax. In 2012 he composes the sound-track for the short movie “Miracolo in periferia” by Maurizio Ravallese  (concurring at the David di Donatello and the Giffoni Film Festival Awards; winner of the Gold Elephant World of Catania; winner of the Video Festival of Imperia; winner of the Shakespeare Film Festival of Viareggio; winner of the journalists award Emanuele Caracciolo in the International Gabriele Inguscio Film Festival). At present he is preparing an album with his jazz quartet. He collaborates with Francesco Luzzio, Eddy Palermo, Gianni Di Renzo.