Luca Aquino

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Luca Aquino - Jazz Live Act in Benevento

Luca Aquino Short Info

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.

Discography:
 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

Sideman

2014
 SADE
 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

2013
 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)

2012
 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

2011
 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

2010
 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

2009
 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

2008
 Omeparty L’isola della pomice - Picanto Record
 Rosso Rubino – Tecniche di approccio Altipiani / Cni

2007
 Giuseppe Del Re - Sings Cole Porter - Abeat Record
2006
 Leo Quartieri - Bambimbi Viaggi nel mondo - Leo Rec
2005
 Live in BN with Chuck Findley - Riverberi
2004
 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...

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Origin

  • Benevento IT