Federico Casagrande -][- The Ancient Battle Of The Invisible –MP3– [Cam Jazz, 2012] –
Paris based jazz guitarist Federico Casagrande started in early age the study of classical music in Italy. In 2003 he moved on a scholarship to Boston, U.s.a., where he attended the Berklee College of Music and graduated summa cum laude in 2006. He studied with Giampaolo Gobbo, Sandro Gibellini, Tommaso Lama, Dave Tronzo, Mick Goodrick, Rick Peckham, Greg Hopkins, Jeff Galindo, Garrison Fewell, Dave Santoro, Hal Crook, and Ed Tomassi.
In 2007 he won the first prize at the Gibson Montreux Jazz Festival Guitar Competition with George Benson president of the jury. He performed in Italy, U.S.A., Canada, Denmark, Austria, Estland, Latvia, Portugal, Switzerland, France, U.K., China, Ukraina, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Germany. He leads several projects performing original composition.
With saxoponist Christophe Panzani he founded The Drops, paris based band whose first album has been released in october 2010 and has been extensively touring since then. He performs also in solo focusing on extemporary compositions, often collaborating with dancer Laura Moro or interacting with other forms of art. He works as well as a sideman in various jazz groups in Europe. He released 6 records as leader or co-leader.
The last one (release May 2nd 2012) has been produced by major jazz italian label CAM JAZZ. -[Biography]-
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