Luca Garlaschelli

His Jazz training took place at the Seminari Senesi di Jazz which he attended from 1982 to 1984, under the guidance of prestigious Italian teachers such as Tommaso Lama, Riccardo Zegna, G.Carlo Schiaffini, Bruno Tommaso.

His double bass studies at the Conservatorio G.Nicolini of Piacenza begin in 1984. At the same time, he begins his professional activity with pianist Piero Bassini. Together they begin to associate with jazz musicians in Milan, such as Arrigo Cappelletti, Furio Romano, Carlo Bagnoli, Paolo Tomelleri, Umberto Petrin and others.

In 1989, he is awarded his Bass Diploma. He begins a collaboration with the baritone Leo Nucci with whome he performs at the Teatro dell'Opera (Rome), Teatro Sistina (Rome), Dante Alighieri (Ravenna), Conservatorio di Zagabria (Sabbioneta); in these years he is also involved in projects regarding popular music with Moni Ovadia, performing at the Petruzzelli (Bari), the Teatro dei Filodrammatici (Milan), at Café La Mama (New York) and the Festival Internazionale del Cinema (Venice).

His jazz activity includes collaborations with Harold Land, Bruce Forman, Jimmy Cobb, Franco D'Andrea, Giulio Capiozzo, Tullio De Piscopo, Piero Bassini, Paolo Fresu, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Enrico Rava, Gaetano Liguori, Franco Cerri, Enrico Intra, Ettore Fioravanti, Antonello Salis, G.Luigi Trovesi and others.

He has toured with Steve Turrè (1991), Bruce Forman (1992/98'), Jimmy Owens (1996, 1998), George Cables (1999), Tony Scott (1998/99).

He has recorded with Franco D'Andrea, Micheal Rosen, Gianni Coscia, Bruno De Filippi, Renato Sellani, Piero Bassini, Roberto Gatto, Ettore Fioravanti, Moni Ovadia, Janosh Husur, Vladimir Dennissenkov, Gaetano Liguori, Mario Arcari, Gabriele Mirabassi.

In 1999 he is awarded the Diploma di Alto Perfezionamento di Musica Jazz at the Conservatorio A. Boito of Parma.

In 1998, he creates the Musikorchestra, a quartet: Luca Garlaschelli, double bass and "bassetto" (a cello tuned in fourths); Enzo Rocco, acoustic guitar; Renata "Tatoo" Vinci, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano sax; Ferdinando Faraò, percussion. Their repertoire goes from Klezmer to habanera, from jazz to bossa nova, from tango to Rumanian popolar music.

In particular, "Moni Waltz" dedicated by Garlaschelli to Moni Ovadia, has become the leading motif of one of Ovadia's theatrical creations..

In 1999, Musikorchestra's CD "Dont'forget..." was published by the label Audiar, with special guests Moni Ovadia, Tiziana Ghiglioni and Vladimir Denissenkov.

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