Simone Di Benedetto

Simone Di Benedetto graduated 1989 in double bass with the highest grade from the Vecchi-Tonelli Conservatory, Modena, with Maestro Giovanni. He also studied with Maestro F. Pettracchi at the Walter Stauffer Academy, Cremona, and the Chigiana Academy. He was also a student of composition at M deg A. Giacometti and graduated cum laude with honors. His thesis focused on the relationship between compositions and improvisation. He also learned jazz from musicians like Salvatore Maiore and Roberto Bonati. He was also a Modena student in electric bass with Stefano Cappa. He won the AIR – Artists in Residence contest in 2017. This allowed him to have a six-week residency in Copenhagen. He has been a part of the Permanent Research Laboratories, coordinated by Stefano Battaglia from the Siena Jazz Foundation, continuously since 2010. He recorded in 2011 with Else! He recorded the album First Degree, while in 2016, he recorded “Il sistema periodico”, for Berlin Aut Records. He released “In Your Thoughts” in 2018 with the Archipelagos quartet, winner of the “Stefano Cerriā€ competition and Red.

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