EMANUELE GUADAGNO was 12 when he first gained an interest in music. In 2012, during a workshop, he won a scholarship which allowed him to attend the music education courses at Fondazione Siena Jazz . The following year, he enrolled at the Siena Jazz University after obtaining a second merit scholarship.
The years spent training at this university were essential to define his musical research path: he had the chance to get in contact with outstanding artists such as Stefano Battaglia, Tim Berne, John Taylor and Steve Lehman.
Thanks to his studies, he also had the opportunity to perform at the conservatoires of Amsterdam and Barcelona, to play as an accompanist with David Krakauer during the high specialisation courses of Accademia Chigiana and to perform in a concert at the prestigious Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene in Oslo.
He participated in the Siena Jazz summer international seminars several times and, in this setting, he had the honour of studying with Ben Monder, one of his main artistic influences. Emanuele’s studies in Siena finished with a thesis on Monder’s harmonic language which was awarded with full marks and honours. He joined Alessandro Giachero’s “Sonoria” project a few years ago and he has recently recorded a double album with this group. Moreover, he performed at several major festivals and events like Piossasco Jazz, Barga Jazz, AngelicA and Pisa Jazz.