Luca Aquino is an italian trumpet player, with a different and modern sound. Was born on June 1st, 1974 (Gemini) in Benevento, an ancient town in Southern Italy. He took up trumpet at the age of 20, enchanted by the wide and warm sound of Miles Davis and charmed by Chet Baker’s moods. Two years later, he left trumpet and he decided to focus on his university studies getting a degree in Business. After that time, he realized to fully dedicate himself to music. In fact, he returned to trumpet and has played it ever since. Luca is self-tought. Other than his CD collection to listen. Luca's sound comes from rock music, he loves melodies and hates models and trivial virtuosities. In music and life, sound and silence are equally important for him. Electronic sounds never dominate his music and his approach to the genre is measured.
His timbre is unique. Luca’s first album as a soloist “Sopra le nuvole” produced by Universal Music came out in 2008.
In the same year, he received the “Massimo Urbani” International Award for soloists.
In 2009 he recorded “Lunaria” and received the "Top Jazz" Award for the best Italian Jazz musician.
Then came "Amam", recorded in Skopjie's ancient Turkish bath after a car journey of more than 1500 km undertaken by Luca with his trustful manager.
In 2010, he recorded with the Contemporany artis Mimmo Paladino his trumpet solo projerct "Icaro solo" and in 2011, with his Norwegian trio, "Chiaro", produced by Paolo Fresu's Tùk Music. In 2012, after a concert with Jon Hassell and Enrico Rava, he was hired by Manu Katchè and he started with him his world tour.
In the 2013 Luca decided to record “aQustico”, his first album without electronic.
During the same period he took part in more than one hundred recordings, ranging from jazz to hip hop, grunge to singer/songwriter music, metal to pop, recorded soundtracks. He also was the creator and director of music festivals, performed in many concerts, in many places.
Above all, Luca loves to play free, without impositions and constraints.
Luca Aquino “OverDoors” Tùk Music / Bonsai Music 2015
Luca Aquino “ROCK 4.0” Musica Jazz 2014
Luca Aquino “aQustico” Tuk Music / Bonsai Music / Harmonia Mundi 2013
Luca Aquino “Chiaro” Tuk Music / Bonsai Music / Harmonia Mundi 2011
Luca Aquino “Icaro Solo” Universal Music 2010
Luca Aquino “Lunaria” Universal Music 2009
Luca Aquino “Sopra le nuvole” Universal Music 2008
Manu Katchè - Live in Concert - ACT
Disco raccolta PIERRE
Carmine Ioanna - Bonsai Music / Harminia Mundi
Niccoló Faraci - It Came To Broadcast The Yucatan - Auand – Goodfellas
Nina Pedersen - Sweet Mornig
Piero Delle Monache - Auditorium
Lucio Dalla - Dalla in Jazz (La Mer) - Sony
Joe Barbieri & Luca Aquino - Chet Lives - Le chant du monde / Harmonia Mundi
Stefano Costanzo Tricatiempo auand jazzos
Chaos Conspiracy - Who The Fuck Is Elvis? - Overdub Recordings
Swedish Mobilia - Did you hear something - Leo Records
Mas En Tango - titolo Alma - label Picanto Records - Egea
Il Pentagramma della Memoria (lab)
Giovanni Francesca, Genesi, Auand Records (AU9027) - Goodfellas
Jano Quartet - Distante - Via Veneto Jazz - EMI
Gianni De Nitto “Remixin Standard” - Universal
Lucio Dalla - Qui dove il mare luccica - Sony
The Italian Jazz Job - Universal Music
Giovani in tour – Musiclive/Ismez
La Costituente - Per quanto vi prego - (Prod. Altipiani- Distr. Audioglobe - Distr Dig. Believe)
Mariella Nava - Come un amore - Tempo Mosso - Edel
Omparty “Petra Janca” - Label Picanto Records - Egea
Cherillo meets Aquino - Soffice - Picanto - Egea
Cherillo Roberto meets Luca Aquino - Soffice - label Picanto Records - Egea
Marco Bardoscia - The dreamer - My Favorite records / EMI
The Skopje connection Meets Ernst Reijseger - Losen Record - Egea
Pieluigi Villani - Tempus Transit - Univeral Music
The Skopje Connection - Amam - Egea
Remo Anzovino - Igloo - Egea 2010
Chaos Conspiracy - Warner Chappel
Rita pacilio - Se io fossi luna - Splash Record
Aquino - Live Proposals
Chaos Conspiracy – Indie Rock Makes ME Sick - Mondadori
Ghemon - Beleave - Digital Record
Marco Zurzolo “Migranti” Egea
Gentile Giovanni - Mike day 2
Massimo Anfiteatro “Labirinto” - Believe Digital Record
Omeparty e Leon Pantarey - L’isola della pomice - Picanto Records / Egea
Marzo Zurdolo "Migranti" Egea
Fabrizio Savino feat. Luca Aquino - Metropolitan Prints – Alfamusic
Omeparty L’isola della pomice - Picanto Record
Rosso Rubino – Tecniche di approccio Altipiani / Cni
Giuseppe Del Re - Sings Cole Porter - Abeat Record
Leo Quartieri - Bambimbi Viaggi nel mondo - Leo Rec
Live in BN with Chuck Findley - Riverberi
Eight caught planning - Time in Jazz Record
Wide 5et - Meet me in Sardinja - Splash Music
Luca Aquino is an italian trumpet player, with a different and modern sound. Was born on June 1st, 1974 (Gemini) in Benevento, an ancient town in Southern Italy. He took up trumpet at the age of 20, enchanted by the wide and warm sound of Miles Davis and charmed by Chet Baker’s moods. Two years later, he left trumpet and he decided to focus on his university studies getting a degree in Business. After that time, he realized to fully dedicate himself to music. In fact, he returned to trumpet and has played it ever since. Luca is self-tought. Other than his CD collection to listen. Luca's sound comes from rock music, he loves melodies and ha...