Italian pianist, composer, and teacher born June 6, 1963 in Monopoli. He studied improvisation with Mal Waldron
and Paul Bley
and composition with Giacomo Manzoni
. He has performed with Massimo Urbani, Steve Lacy, Joelle Leandre, Steve Grossman, Harold Land, Bob Mover, Enrico Rava, Glenn Ferris, Eugenio Colombo, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Don Moye, Han Bennink, Antonello Salis, Carlo Actis Dato, David Gross, Stephen Heckel, Paul Lovens, Sakis Papadimitriou, Georgia Sylleou, Jean-Jacques Avenel, John Betsch, Markus Stockhausen, Steve Potts, Carlos Zingaro, John Tchicai, Kent Carter, and William Parker among others.
His primary activity is in jazz and contemporary music, but he has also collaborated with Latin musicians.