Luca Lo Bianco was born in Palermo on 13th June 1974. He started playing electric bass when he was thirteen and after a few years he approached the double bass. 

 

He graduated with the maximum grade in double bass in 1999 under the guide of Mo. Franco Muzzi. In 2010 he obtained the Master degree in Jazz Music with Magna Cum Laude at the State Music Conservatory 'Vincenzo Bellini' of Palermo with a thesis entitled 'Musical syncretism in contemporary Jazz'

 

From 2010 until 2015 he taught electric bass at the State Music Conservatory 'V. Bellini' of Palermo and from 2011 until 2013 at the State Music Conservatory 'A. Corelli' of Messina. At the moment he teaches at the State Music Conservatory ‘G. Rossini’ of Pesaro.

 

During his career he performed in numerous festivals in Italy, Japan, China, U.S.A., Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, France, Slovenia, Norway, Turkey, Germany, Holland, and Malaysia.

 

From 1994 until 2007 he has been a member of the world music band Tammorra with whom he recorded two CDs, 'Ballu Tunnu' (1994) and 'Sali' (2001) produced by the German label Biber Records. The band won also the 8th edition of the 'Folk Herbst Fest' in Plauen (Germany).

 

In 2001 he received the diploma at the 'European School of Jazz Orchestra', studying with Gunther Schuller, Bill Russo, Dusko Gojkovich, with grades 27/30. With the same orchestra, he performed the Italian premiere of the 'New Orleans Suite' by Duke Ellington under the direction of Bill Russo. 

 

In 2003 he performed the 'Claude Bolling's suite for cello & jazz piano trio' at the Teatro Politeama Garibaldi in Palermo. 

 

In 2004 and 2007 he played, with Tammorra, at the 'Penang World Music Festival’ and at the 'Rain Forest World Music Festival' in Sarawak Borneo, Malaysia.

 

From 2005 till 2014 he collaborated with the Italian/Swiss songwriter Pippo Pollina with whom he also recorded two CDs, 'Bar Casablanca' (2005) and 'Ultimo Volo - Orazione civile per Ustica' (2007).

 

In January 2006 he created the musical theater 'La Scomparsa di Majorana' (based on the novel written by the Italian writer Leonardo Sciascia), which has been presented in premiere in Berlin at the 'Werkstatt der Kulturen', in cooperation with 'Teatro Instabile Berlino'. It has become also a CD published by the Italian label Silta Records. 'La Scomparsa di Majorana' also won the second session of Movin’Up 2005, a contest that supports Italian artists in the world and is promoted by the G.A.I. (Associazione per il Circuito dei Giovani Artisti Italiani) and the 'Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali’. A national commission, made up of experts and professionals in various artistic sectors, selected 'La Scomparsa di Majorana' among fifty nominations as a deserving artistic proposal.

 

In 2007 he founded the independent label Fitzcarraldo Records and in the same year the Orchestra In-stabile DIS/accordo [O.I.D.], an ensemble of about 15 musicians that improvise each performance following the 'conduction' technique. The orchestra represents one of the most significant and innovative experiences produced in Italy in the last years.

 

In October 2008 O.I.D. was invited to the prestigious 'Hamburg Jazz Tage' in Germany, where it encountered an extraordinary success. The concert was recorded by Norddeutscher Rundfunk and became a CD entitled 'O.I.D. live in Hamburg'.

 

In 2009 he recorded 'Ear Catcher', his second album as a leader. The CD produced by Fitzcarraldo Records, was highly acclaimed by the Italian press.

 

In 2010 O.I.D. has obtained a prestigious result when 'O.I.D. live in Hamburg' won the 'JazzIt Award', the international referendum held by the Italian jazz magazine JazzIt, in the category '100 best Jazz Album produced in 2010'. 

 

In 2011 he played in the project 'Opera Italia' directed by Mauro Pagani at Teatro Politeama in Palermo and played in the 'Go Organic Orchestra' conducted by American percussionist Adam Rudolph. In the same year the International cultural network TEDx produced, filmed and published a concert by O.I.D. at the Nautoscopio in Palermo.

 

In 2012 he has created and conducted O.L.G.A., a performance with fifty musicians, dancers, actors and acrobats realized at Teatro Garibaldi in Palermo. In the same year he recorded 'The American dream' with the trio 'Italian Surf Academy'. The album has been produced by the American label Mode Records and reviewed by many important American magazines, among them 'The Wall Street Journal', 'Down Beat’, 'All About Jazz USA', 'Jazz Times', and others.

 

In 2013 he wrote and recorded the music for the Art installation 'Improvise Options. Site-Specific Installation' by the designer and architect Domenico Argento, presented at 'Biennale di Architettura' in Venice.

 

In 2014, during the 'Intensive Program. Contemporary Music Festival: Composers And Performers' at the State Music Conservatory ‘V. Bellini' of Palermo, he held a four Day-Workshop based on conduction technique. The festival involved students of four European conservatories (Kunst Uni Graz - Austria, Kask Conservatorium - Belgium, Syddansk Musik Konservatorium - Denmark, Conservatorio V. Bellini - Italy).

In the same year he did a world tour with the trio 'Italian Surf Academy' playing in Europe, USA, Japan and China.

 

In 2015 he moved to Switzerland and recorded a new album with his new trio ‘Piano Süd Trio’. 

 

In November 2016 the album ‘Piano Süd Trio - Hyphotesis' has been published by the renowned Swiss label Unit Records.

 

In 2017 he reunited with world music band Tammorra. For this occasion the French label Buda Musique produced the new album 'Tammorra - Anthology 1995 - 2017’.

 

He recorded more than 30 albums and he played in studio and live, with: Bill Russo, Gunther Schuller, Elliot Sharp, Gregory Hutchinson, Adam Rudolph, Ferenc Nemeth, Jimmy Weinstein, Salvatore Bonafede, Fabrizio Bosso, Dusko Gojkovich, Javier Girotto, Walter Keiser, Ettore Fioravanti, Mauro Pagani, Jean Pierre Von Dach, Cristina Zavalloni, Ameen Saleem, Achille Succi, Amy Denio, Enzo Carpentieri, Paul Jeffrey, Gianni Gebbia, Stefano Battaglia, Andrea Beneventano, Giampaolo Casati, Edoardo De Angelis, Gabriel Coburger, Cristhophe Monniot, Umberto Fiorentino, Francesco Guaiana, Marco Cappelli, Paolo Porta, Alfio Antico, Marco Zurzolo, Fabrizio Puglisi, Stefano D’Anna, Carla Marciano, Riccardo Fassi, Mimmo Cafiero, Fabio Zeppetella, Riccardo Pittau, Paolo Sorge, Michael Rosen, Francesco Cusa, Enzo Zirilli, Giovanni Falzone, Riccardo Tesi, Kiku Collins, Marcello Allulli, Mario Raja, Fausta Vetere, Clara Murtas, Lucilla Galeazzi, Carla Marcotulli, Taberna Mylaesis, Ruben Chaviano.

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