Biography

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Luca is a guitar player and composer from Rome, active in contemporary jazz and contemporary classical music. He recorded all his albums as a leader in NYC, where he has been given the US Artist Visa, receiving reviews from important magazines (Jazzwise, Downbeat, Jazz it..) and performed his music in many festival and venues in USA and Europe (Small’s Jazz Club, Casa del Jazz, Blue Note, warsaw Summer Jazz Days. He’s the first electric guitar of Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble, having premiered the music of such great composers as Steve Reich, Frank Zappa, Jacob TV, Fausto Romitelli, John Adams etc. As a composer and soundesigner he collaborated with many visual artists and directors (Martha Colburn, Stefano Tonelli, Lara Pacilio etc..), his music for the docufilm Silencio by Attilio Bolzoni and Massimo Cappello has been performed in venues like Auditorium Parco della Musica and Teatro Massimo di Palermo, while the film got around 1.000.000 viewers on the web. Download here my full Bio!

“Italy has been producing some very hi level musicians for a long time. Luca is at the top of the heap”

Antonio Sanchez (drummer, composer, Grammy Award Winner)

Collaborations

Jazz and Contemporary Music
Ute Lemper, Donny McCaslin, Dan Weiss, Francois Moutin, Antonio Sanchez, Scott Colley, Mark Turner, Tyshawn Sorey, Joe Sanders, John Escreet, Damion Reid, Johnathan Stockhammer, Lorie Cotler, Glenn Velez, David Moss, Jacob TV, Michele Tadini, Sean Friars, Alex Briger, Mark Grey, Roberto Cecchetto, Jean Deroyer, Donatienne Michel-Dansac, Ramberto Ciammarughi, Alter Ego, Manuel Zurria, Paolo Ravaglia, Francesco Dillon, Aldo Campagnari, Luca Sanzò, Oscar Pizzo, Flavio Tanzi, Antonio Caggiano, Tonino Battista, Paolo Recchia, Michael Rosen, Massimo Moriconi, Aldo Bassi, Andrea Marcelli, Luca Bulgarelli, Maurizio Giammarco, Paolo Ravaglia, Thollem Mc Donas, John Niekraz, Antonio Caggiano, Johnathan Kane, Sandro Deidda, Susanna Stivali, Umberto Forentino, Tassili Bond, Rhys Chatham, Glenn Branca, Sean Conly, Michael Attias, Slawomir Kurkiewicz, Radek Nowicki, Marcela Szurkalo, Francesco Puglisi, Stefano Cantarano, Cristiano Lui, Riccardo Pellegrino, Alessandro Marsi, Joseph Lepore, Luca Santaniello, Andy Gravish, Alessandra d’Andrea, Nicola Angelucci,
Lorenzo Feliciati and more to come…

Pop, Urban and Rock Music
Stef Burns, Piero Pelù, Lola Ponce, Cristal White, Ute Lemper, Renato Serio, Sandy Muller, Carlotta Proietti, Claudia Arvati, Lilli Greco, Kavi PRatt.

Visual Arts, Theatre, Dance
Mariano Rigillo, Mino Trafeli, Martha Colburn, Claudio Sinatti, Ilir Zefi, Stefano Tonelli, Fabiana Yvonne Lugli, Luigi Mezzanotte e Carlo Ragone, Lara Pacilio, Gianni Piacentini, Diego Migeni, Cattive Compagnie, Pablo Moyano, Marcela Szurkalo, Djassi Di Costa Johnson.

 

  • It was a pleasure working with Luca (...). The session was very relaxed and effortless and that  allowed the music to flow in a very natural way. Italy has been producing some very hi level musicians for a long time. Luca (…) is at the top of the heap

    Antonio SanchezDrummer and Composer, Grammy Award Winner
  • A first class musician and guitarist extraordinaire, capable of playing all styles of music, from classical to jazz to rock.

    Alexander BrigerClassical conductor, Order of Australia
  • I have had the great pleasure of performing with Luca Nostro and was knocked out by his musicianship and great sense of open creativity.

    Glen VelezGrammy winning percussionist
  • Luca Nostro's innovative artistry and generous musical spirit is a great asset to the world of contemporary music. It has been a privilege to collaborate with him in performance and in the studio.

    Loire CotlerRhythm Vocalist
  • Luca Nostro is a compelling young artist who's pushing the boundaries of modern music with his ambitious compositions

    Donny Mc CaslinContemporary Jazz musician and composer

Portrait by Stefano Tonelli, Volterra Mental Hospital

Portrait by Harikrishna Katragadda

Portrait by Emra Islek, www.emraislek,com