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The show must go on

These last months were really tough on almost everybody. Many people have lost a loved one and I have had more than my fair share. Going back to playing live, albeit in a sparser and somewhat more local manner, feels natural and strange at the same time. But experiencing live…

Online teaching survival kit

During this pandemic, most of us musicians have found ourselves with no gig in sight for the foreseeable future, and for many of us teaching is now the sole form of income. However, online lessons are often a less than enjoyable experience for both the student and the teacher: bad…

“Sweet Classics” is out!!!

Sugarpie and the Candymen‘s sixth and new album, Sweet Classics, has just been released! For the first time we have accepted the challenge of an all-standard repertoire, with the help of the great Mauro Negri on clarinet and tenor saxophone. We had a lot of fun playing these wonderful songs…

And here’s to you…

My first record as a leader, “Foolish Little Dreams“, will be released this January on the IRMA records label! It was a labour of love and I’m really proud of it. Of course, I could not have accomplished anything without my musical partners, and I owe them my deepest gratitude: Gianluca Di…

And the living is easy

Hi all! Summertime is behind the corner and most of the tour is set! In the midst of it, there might be room for a new record in the making, who knows… (Musicians never take holidays, didn’t you know? 🙂 ) Here’s where we can meet! The schedule might change,…

New dates and stuff

Hi there! In the past few months I’ve been busy getting ready for my Conservatory degree and working on some very, very interesting stuff coming up! In the meantime, there are some pretty awesome gigs happening in the near future! Here is where I’ll be in the next months – the…

On the road again…

Happy New Year everybody! After a hectic December and some well-deserved rest, I’m ready to hit the road again! I’m super excited for the first gig with my own trio in a while, alongside concerts with my fellas Sugarpie and the Candymen, duo/trio/quintet dates with Georgia Ciavatta, and even solo…

Holidays on tour!

Hey there! The Xmas season is in full blast and with my fellows Sugarpie and the Candymen we’ll celebrate it with a 13-days non stop tour! Here’s where you’ll catch us: Dec 20 @ Mente Locale, Palestrina (RM) Dec 21 @ Half Note, Athens (Greece) Dec 22 @ Half Note,…

On Renzo Arbore’s latest album!

Renzo Arbore‘s latest album, “Arbore Plus”, is out now, and I had the pleasure to contribute to it with my fellas Sugarpie and the Candymen! This is Renzo’s new video, an Italian parody of the old Jimmy McHugh’s standard “Exactly Like You”. Enjoy!