Guitarist and composer Luigi Masciari has collaborated live and in the studio with some of the most prestigious names on the national and international jazz scene. With several albums to his credit, he has recorded, among many others, with Aaron Parks (The G-Session), Jason Lindner (Dust in the mirror), Danilo Rea (Emoticons, Nosferatu) Paolo Damiani (Pane e Tempesta, Classiche Musiche Leggere), Alfredo Paixão (Firts Name Oona), Francesco Bearzatti (Noise in the box).
Born in Naples, he studied with Maestro Gianluigi Goglia and in the following years with Umberto Fiorentino and Scott Henderson.
He graduated in Jazz Guitar at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Music under the guidance of Professors Paolo Damiani and Danilo Rea, with whom he immediately started a close musical collaboration. Masciari is the winner of the prestigious US award “Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead for performers and composers”, Washington D.C “, 2007, awarded to him by legendary musicians such as Curtis Fuller and Dr. Billy Taylor. Based in Rome, Masciari is also the arranger and musical director of the project Viva#De André, narrated by Luigi Viva, which has included significant collaborations, with Giulio Carmassi (Pat Metheny Unity Group) and Michael League (leader of Snarky Puppy).
He holds the chair of Jazz Guitar at the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence.