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Artist to Watch: DARIO CHIAZZOLINO

Internationally acclaimed artist Dario Chiazzolino is deemed as one of the most  considerable of today’s jazz guitarists. Well-known as phenomenal player with a significant musical personality, he has performed all over the world both as band leader and side man with many of the top American and European jazz artists including Yellow Jackets, Billy Cobham, Bob Mintzer, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Andy Sheppard, Dominique Di Piazza, Jason Rebello and many others. According to famous USA Magazine Guitar World, Dario particularly impresses thanks to his innovative improvisational skill. His phrasing is unpredictable and looks forward into the future.

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Here is what the Press worldwide has been saying about this phenominal artist:

“Italian Jazz Star Dario Chiazzolino is one of the greatest guitarists of the last generation. He is internationally acclaimed thanks to his phenomenal playing and his innovative way to improvising. He shows not only an unrivaled mastery and technique of the instrument, but also the capacity to give his performances a powerful emotive impact. He has established himself in the world of jazz with a style and musicality recognized also on the other side of the Atlantic.”
Billboard ( USA )


“Dario Chiazzolino is known for his virtuosic guitar playing in the European and world jazz scenes. He has earned a reputation as a phenomenal guitarist. This rests on an appreciation of his innovative improvisational skill, which is founded on intervals of 10th, 11th and 13th notes.”
Guitar World 
( USA )


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Alan D. Welding – Pittsburgh Music Magazine ( USA )


“Dario Chiazzolino is in the line of the greatest jazz guitarists and composers. A truly great musician with Big ears and Big heart.”
Andy Sheppard – saxophonist, composer, arranger ( UK )


“Dario Chiazzolino is a dynamic and colorful guitarist and composer. He paints a compelling picture with his music.“
Bob Mintzer – saxophonist, composer, arranger ( USA )


“A musician with an extraordinary mix of talents: musical sensibility, perfect pitch, virtuosity, and considerable skill both in composition and arrangement. Dario Chiazzolino, though young, has become an important influence in the world of guitar.”
Accordo ( Italy )


“Guitarist Dario Chiazzolino impresses not only with its sophisticated technical skills but also as a composer. Dario turns out to be a true master in composing catchy and sinuous themes. Chiazzolino wins thanks to his relaxed playing and his smooth compositions . Here is a new star in the jazz firmament.”
Guitarmania – Richman ( Austria )


“Chiazzolino’s compositions, which form the bulk of the tracks, are inventive, relaxed affairs that propel the tonality with the minimum of fuss.”
Jazz Wise – Tommie Black-Roff ( UK )


“Dario Chiazzolino is a guitarist with a clean, fluid sound, a crystalline clarity, and a marked blues tinge that witnesses to his African American influences, which he has modernized with the balanced use of melody and improvisation. “Paint Your Life,” the title track of his latest album, best represents the technical and artistic distinctions of a musician with evident international significance.”
Jazz Convention – Flavio Caprera ( Italy )


“Dario Chiazzolino has created quite a name for himself along the pantheon of today’s greatest guitarists. The ability of Dario to create music that works on its own and as part of a greater collective.”
Neufutur – James McQuiston ( USA )


“His style has become famous thanks to his innovative improvisation. His approach is certainly new: though it remains within the jazz tradition, Dario integrates the use of tenth, eleventh, and thirteenth note intervals, which gives his playing a unique spaciousness and absolute originality.”
Guitar List – Franco Giacomozzi ( Italy )


“Dario Chiazzolino is a great jazz guitarist and composer from Italy, He is a player that has the gift and touch of the real cats, like John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Bill Evans, Pat Martino.”
The Sound Guitar Magazine – Jason Macedo ( USA )


“In fact, though he has plenty of technical talent Dario never lets himself devolve into characterless playing. He seeks, rather, a balance between single notes and phrases that, when joined together with his strong poetic sense, create exciting solos perfect in their thematic and narrative proportions.”
Comunicati Musicali ( Italy )


“For all guitar fans Dario Chiazzolino has been a significant figure for years: exemplary technique, control, sound, and personality are the virtues of this musician, who has been impressing the jazz world for years and has a rich and prosperous career ahead of him. Dario Chiazzolino is truly an impressive artist, one who plays his instrument magnificently and writes meaningful music.”
Mescalina – Franco Mareschi ( Italy )


“Dario Chiazzolino brings out a soloistic eloquence at times prolonged and intense, at others tight and with clear bebop influences. He smartly develops a lyrical and evocative solo and, only when necessary, accelerates and creates an emotive tension.”
Extra Music – Stefano Dentice ( Italy )


“Chiazzolino has an inherent lyricism and clean touch to his solos. He’s got a tone that’s as clear as a bell from a basilica, and chops that will make you swoon.”
Jazz Weekly – George W. Harris ( USA )


“This guitarist is outstanding; he delights in a setting where rhythm comes together with harmony and color to give life to a compelling swing.”
Culture Jazz – Thierry Giard ( France )


“Dario is (easily) able to wrap you right into his string spell; you won’t go looking through the record racks any time soon, as you’ll be so absorbed with his excellent and expressive playing that you won’t be able to do anything else for a good long while. I give Dario a most highly recommended, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) of a (perfect) 5.00, which means that it’s also a “PICK” for best guitar jazz!”
Cadence Jazz – Dick Metcalf ( USA )


“Dario Chiazzolino is one of the more precocious young stars; he has forged an impressive career as both leader and sideman. His own music is part of a wider approach to jazz that also embraces folk and classical sounds. Dario is great at holding the band together and can really impress when given a solo spot.”
Guitar Collector Magazine – Nick Wells 
( UK )


“Dario Chiazzolino, with his relentless passion, has already earned some prestigious honors. His style is marked by a good balance between technique and melodic awareness, his touch is confident and expressive”
Axe – Gaetano Valli ( Italy )


“His style is fluid and trenchant, capable of interpreting modern jazz language with distinctness and grace. His phrasing, varied and mature, creates compelling dynamics as it retains full rhythmic control. His whole musicality is sprightly and pleasant to the ear. Also in terms of composition, Dario demonstrates an effective balance and the ability to recognize the right thematic line to give his arrangements character.”
Chitarre – Stefano Tavernese ( Italy )


“His fame has reached beyond his national borders, as he has recently toured the Europe and received the endorsement of an important instrument firm. His sonority, sharp and aggressive, can be compared to that of John Scofield, and his phrasing is an intimate synthesis of the contemporary evolutions of jazz guitar.”
Archivio Chitarristi Jazz  – Giovanni Monteforte ( Italy )


“Chiazzolino’s phrasing sustains this unity most – precise, measured and expressive in its touch, expressed according to a profound
knowledge of music.”
A Proposito di Jazz  – Simone Minzi ( Italy )


“Dario Chiazzolino is an exciting, new, and innovative voice in jazz.”
Russell Ferrante – pianist, composer, producer ( USA )


“A closer listen reveals a rare depth of passion and sublime musicianship. The instrumental and compositional acumen he displays extended his reach beyond the borders of his homeland.”
Jazziz – Ed Kopp ( USA )


“Paint you Life is a brilliant recording by a wonderful and outstanding guitarist Dario Chiazzolino! Great writing and beautiful performances!”
Jimmy Haslip – bassist, composer, producer ( USA )


“Dario Chiazzolino has thrown open the doors of the process to invite you the listener in to experience the entire experience. My hat’s off to him in a big way. Along with his openness, his “no frills” approach greatly appeals to me.”
Detroit Jazz Magazine – Matt Ward ( USA )


“Dario Chiazzolino’s music is really an explosive affair. His guitar voice is unique, dynamic and powerful.”
Matt Louder – Journalist ( USA )


“The first time I heard Dario Chiazzolino the things that hit me the most were the warm jazz guitar sound he has and the maturity and elegance of his phrasing. Dario is a solid player who can really swing. As a composer he writes beautiful melodic tunes that are subtile and refined. It is a real pleasure for me to perform with him on stage.”
Dominique Di Piazza – bassist, composer, arranger ( France )


“Dario Chiazzolino is simply a prodigy. He is a genius of the guitar.”
Carlos Domingo – journalist ( Argentina )


“Dario Chiazzolino has a strong, recognizable and precious artist identity. He composes the future of jazz along with legendary musicians Bob Mintzer, Russel Ferrante and Jimmy Haslip.”
Retro Magazine – Federico José Bottino ( Italy )


“Guitarist Dario Chiazzolino has a warm mellow tone that he sprinkles across eight fusion tunes. The pace is relaxed with deliberate soothing melodies notably on “Awake”.”
O’s Place D.Oscar Groomes ( USA )


“Italian acclaimed guitar phenomenon Dario Chiazzolino can really paint a compelling and astonishing picture with his solos.”
Debaser – Filippo Marra ( Italy )


“Dario Chiazzolino is one of the greatest italian guitarist; he has become an international authority very early and has eastablished himself thanks to his extraordinary abilities.
His dynamic range and his melodic lines well describe his height.”
EG Blog Spot – Ettore Garzia ( Italy )

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