Biography

Daniele Gregolin is an Italian guitarist, songwriter, recording artist and producer considered as a unique artist that combine in his language rock guitar chops, funk grooves and spicy gipsy arabesque lines.

He has been featured in several foreign guitar magazines, as well as the subject of many print, radio and web interviews.  Over the past twenty years, he has also worked with numerous bands and artists as producer, engineer, writer, arranger, and performer. He also writes TV jingles, theme songs, and background music.

 

 At the age of seven he started studied classical until he discovered and listened to one of Gerry Mulligan’s last live concerts when he was 14. At that moment that he began to know more about jazz. Young Daniele studied with guitar legend Franco Cerri, Joe Diorio, Jerry Bergonzi, and Vic Juris​.

He started playing live shows consistently around Italy when he was a teenager in both rock & pop bands and jazz combos. After while he was sought by the Italian pop star band known as "883" which was founded by Max Pezzali, considered a top hit Italian songwriter. 

He toured for two years, appeared in many TV shows and played live concerts around the world.

In 2005, he recorded an instrumental album with the "Euro Groove Department" featuring bass legend Michael Manring and Italian Jazz Saxophonist Emanuele Cisi.  The album was acclaimed as a revelation, an incredible mix of jazz funk and rock grooves which showcased Daniele’s virtuosity in conventional as well as unconventional guitar styles played around the world.

 

Italian pop stars including ’70ies female pop legend Iva Zanicchi, pop singer Luca Dirisio, and hip-hop Italian pioneers "Gemelli DiVersi" solicited Daniele’s sought-after guitar playing. 

In 2009 he joined with Grammy award legend Eumir Deodato's band and toured in Europe for 3 years.

 

He then left the rock & pop stages for around 7 years spending his musical life learning the ways of musical genius and guitar icon Django Reinhardt.  He literally forgot about the electric guitar, went to the streets, and instead brought his acoustic guitar playing gipsy jazz & manouche musical styles while on his free time continued working at understanding and perfecting his "new" old musical language.

He assembled a combo named "Clan Zingaro" (gipsy clan) and after 5 years of playing on the road, they recorded "Spaghetti Gipsy" with Ludovic Beier, which features a musical trip of elements from France’s swinging '30ies era fused with Italian classic hit songs. The record was fully acclaimed by critics and the press.

As co-leader with vibraphonist Gabriele Boggio Ferraris along with one of the most influential Italian drummers of all time, Massimo Manzi, they formed an ensemble and recorded DJANGO's ROOTs, an album which explores Django Reinhardt’s musical art in an electric-jazz-rock mood.   The album was mentioned in the top 50 most influential international jazz albums by JAZZ IT magazine.

  Over the years he has collaborated with many musicians as an Italian performing artist and endorser for Ibanez Guitars, Mesa Boogie amp and DiMarzio pickups.

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