Dario Chiazzolino is a multi-award winning Italian guitarist and composer. One of Italy’s most in-demand jazz musicians , he performs regularly and records with many top European and American jazz musicians.
The recipient of numerous awards, Dario has been playing guitar professionally since age 14. He was awarded as “Best Guitar Player” in diverse music competitions, including Umbria Jazz Festival ( IT ), Top Jazz (UK) and on several magazines such as Italian Jazz Magazine, Guitarlist and D-Magazine.
Dario has performed in jazz festivals across Europe and Usa, and regularly appears in clubs in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Russia and Croatia.
His “Principles Sound” project consists of Yellow Jackets members Bob Mintzer, Russel Ferrante and Jimmie Haslip.
They released the CD “Lost in the Jungle“, and following the recording, Dario was invited to take part in the Yellow Jackets 2012 Tour.
In 2010 an original Latin Jazz project was formed, featuring Dario Chiazzolino (guitar), Dany Noel Martinez (bass), Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez (drums), Ivan Bridon and Ivan Melon Lewis (piano), Carlos Sanduy (trumpet) and singer Concha Buika.
They released the album “Proposition” (and other main latin icons as Ramón Porrina, Jerry Gonzáles, Inoidel González, Javier Masso “Caramelo“, Fernando Favier, Diego Guerrero, Ivette Falcón Urgate, Daniel Martínez Miranda.
Dario has also performed and or recorded with Dave Liebman, Taylor Egsti, Andy Sheppard, Billy Cobham, Aaron Goldberg, Billy Cobham, Russel Ferrante, William Kennedy, Rick Stone, Felix Pastorius, Julio Barreto, Dominique Di Piazza, Antonio Faraò, Willie Jones III and Harvey S.
He has recorded 8 albums as a leader, and 12 as a sideman and an in demand educator, Dario has been teaching in Italy for 15 years, and has held teaching residencies in Italy and Europe. His new album as a leader “Red Cloud” was released in February 2016.
An in demand educator, Dario has been teaching in Italy for 15 years, and has held teaching residencies in L. I. Conservatory LISMA, New York and in Long Island City Music Academy. He has conducted master classes across Italy and Europe and USA.
Born and raised in Turin Italy, Dario holds a bachelor degree from Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Turin, and a masters degree from Università della Musica in Rome.
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