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Telling a Story with Sound | Interview with Italian Guitarist JP Cervoni

Telling a Story with Sound | Interview with Italian Guitarist JP Cervoni

  JP Cervoni is an established session guitar player; he was born in Italy, and he has lived and worked in Los Angeles for over thirty years. As of late, he has released some interesting music and has been involved in remarkable  projects, such as the reunion of The Babys, some productions with legendary drummer Simon...
Interview with the Italian guitarist Patrick Abbate

Interview with the Italian guitarist Patrick Abbate

I met Patrick in in Los Feliz, about 6330 miles away from his native town, on the beautiful island of Sardinia… Dressed like an American rocker, this Italian guitarist has a nice attitude about the place where he comes from, and in this interview he talks about his adventures: from Oristano to Los Angeles in...
Interview with Composer Carlo Siliotto

Interview with Composer Carlo Siliotto

I remember seeing Carlo Siliotto’s name on several successful Italian pop records starting in the late ’70s and early ’80s.  He was listed as a session player and later as a composer for movies. Born in Rome, these days Carlo spends a lot of his time in Marina del Rey, California, where I met him...
Saturnino Celani & Riccardo Onori | Bass & Guitar Players for Jovanotti

Saturnino Celani & Riccardo Onori | Bass & Guitar Players for Jovanotti

I met these two valuable musicians on the occasion of their performance with Lorenzo Cherubini (aka Jovanotti) at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles a few weeks ago. Riccardo is the guitar player and Saturnino is the bass player in the band. The show was a success, and since the musicians took a little time...
An Italian in Italy...

An Italian in Italy…

…but not just “any” Italian, otherwise what’s the point? I was born and raised in Italy, but I have been living in California for the past 14 years.  Even if I visit my home country quite often, when I relate to Italian facts I feel that my viewpoint has changed in several ways.  My approach...
An Italian in Jalisco

An Italian in Jalisco

For a Los Angeles resident, the mexican border just means a simple 2 1/2 hour drive south.  The city of Tijuana offers an easy opportunity to jump into a whole different world, and the next cities on the beach, Ensenada and Rosarito, add to it as we continue into Baja California… But I have noticed...
Le Nuvole: An Italian bookstore in Barcelona

Le Nuvole: An Italian bookstore in Barcelona

Le Nuvole / The Clouds From the standpoint of an Italian who lives abroad, I admit that it always feels nice to come across fresh ideas that promote contemporary culture from my native country… Way too often while traveling around my eyes get caught by images and places which are obsolete, if not false –...
Marcello Allulli | Italian jazz vibes at the Music Inn

Marcello Allulli | Italian jazz vibes at the Music Inn

Marcello Allulli and his bet for the future: the Music Inn   The Music Inn in Rome is a truly historic venue, a landmark of Italian jazz music culture: that`s where, in the `70s, important musicians such as Enrico Rava, Enrico Pierannunzi, Fabrizio Sferra, Roberto Gatto, Danilo Rea, Rita Marcotulli, Enzo Pietropaoli and others used...
Marco Marinangeli | Grammy-nominated Italian composer

Marco Marinangeli | Grammy-nominated Italian composer

Marco Marinangeli is a successful songwriter and producer from Rome. After moving to Los Angeles in 1986, he built a remarkable career, learning  day by day how to blend elements of different cultures. Marco has worked with talents such as Josh Groban, Miley Cyrus, Il Divo and many others.   Can we start by talking...
Double Identity | Daniele Semeraro

Double Identity | Daniele Semeraro

Daniele Semeraro, aka Danne, is a perfect example of a young, dynamic Italian guy who is ready to export creativity and fresh ideas. Besides his outfit choices, which always match his designer character perfectly, Daniele Semeraro`s main peculiarity is probably his double ethnicity, since he was born and raised in Sweden. Swedish design made in...
Saverio "Sage" Principini

Saverio “Sage” Principini

Saverio “Sage” Principini is a man of many interests. Born in Rome, Italy, he came to Los Angeles in 1987 and has lived here ever since, re-inventing himself several times over the years, driven by a pure and intense love for music. This drive has led him from the days of his heavy metal band...