Alessio MENCONI meets Gino Lattuca / Belgium little Tour
Alessio MENCONI meets Gino LATTUCA
About : Alessio Menconi was born in Genoa – Italy. He approached guitar when he was 10 as self-taught.Cosidered a prodigy, he started in 1986 a professional career with the best italian musicians. In 1992 he won the award as “Best Soloist” in Gran Prix du Jazz”. In 1993 (23 years old) he participated in “Eddie Lang festival”contest (the most important competition for guitarists in Italy), winning the first prize as best italian jazz guitarist. He tours regularly in Europe, Asia, north and south America and recorded over 40 cds with many famous musicians.
In 1995 Paolo Conte asked him to play on four cds and several world tours until 2004. In the same period Billy Cobham invited him to play several concerts. In the same year, he had been selected in Paris to play with “ONJ” (orchestre national du jazz). In 2003, he participated as the only italian musician on the cd “Voodoo crossing-a tribute to Jimi Hendrix” with Robben Ford, Steve Lukather, Hiram Bullock ,Larry Coryell and many others. He has also his own trio and a solo project and he is the jazz guitar teacher in the conservatory of music in Cuneo and Genoa. He toured in Italian embassys in India, Ecuador, Brazil, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador and others.
Alessio is one of the most important and wanted guitar player in Italy and Europe. He takes “Jazz lighthouse” 2009 Career award. In 2011 he was included in a cd compilation of world’s best jazz guitarist.
ALESSIO MENCONI (guitar), GINO LATTUCA (trumpet), SAL LA ROCCA (double bass) & MIMI VERDERAME (drums).
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