Pierluca BuonfratePierluca Buonfrate – Head of Vocals

 

Born in Rome, on August 5th 1965

Studies:
Pop singing techniques with Cinzia Baldana in CIAC music school in Rome Jazz with Fabrizia Barresi
Opera with Carlo di Giacomo
Music theory courses in CIAC school
Piano with Pierpaolo Principato
Latin percussions with Luca Scorziello and Sergio Quarta
He attended several workshops with artists such as Mark Murphy, Bob Stoloff, Carl Anderson, Jo Estill, Miles Griffith, Dean Bowman, Nnenna Freelon

Didactics:
From 1994 he teaches vocal techniques, jazz singing and improvisation in music schools in Rome (Ciac, Neuma, Ials) and from 1996 he works Vocals at Saint Louis College of music, where he is also the chairman of the Vocal Jazz Department.

Artistic experiences:
In 2001 he was the finalist of the prestigious jazz award “Premio Massimo Urbani.
From 2000 to 2005 and then again in 2015: vocalist and co-singer in the famous showman Renzo Arbore’s “swing maniacs” orchestra, performing tv shows, tours, and recording two CDs
From 1999 to 2010: vocalist and lead singer in many tv shows.
From 2005 to 2010: vocalist and co-singer in Gabriele Comeglio big band for the theatre show with and by the actor and singer Massimo Lopez, based on Frank Sinatra’s career, touring Italy, Switzerland and USA.
As a jazz singer he leaded many jazz bands, recorded two CDs and worked with many musicians in clubs and jazz festivals, in Rome and in Italy, especially performing traditional and mainstream jazz.
In 2014 he performs with Lino Patruno jazz band in New Orleans, singing Louis Prima repertoire.
With the vocal Italian swing band “Mameli Voices” he took part in many shows and jazz festivals, and recorded a cd, too.
He worked in several projects singing other music styles: Neapolitan Classic songs, pop songs,
He steadily collaborates with recording studio for advertisement, soundtracks, cartoons and animation movies.
He also plays percussions in some bands, taking concerts all over Italy and Russia.