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David Pannozzo was born in Formia, a small town in the province of Latina, and is currently considered by critics and the public one of the most interesting proposals of contemporary blues guitar.
Growing up in the rhythm of Jimi Hendrix and bottles, thanks to the shared passion of the parents to Blues, began studying classical guitar at the age of just six years, led by Joseph M Possemato, showing from an early age his natural inclination for music.
Muddy Waters , as well as Jimi Hendrix , Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck but also John Scofield, Mike Landau and Robben Ford : a new multi-faceted sound that presents a tribute to the old blues of the past with deep black roots and a look at the new musical world that the millennium just begun, is proposing.
His style has been described as a meeting between Wayne Krantz and David Gilmour
His talent has been recognized by major characters, such as Magic Slim and Big Time Sarah , and all lovers of good music, which emphasize not only its technical capacity, the result of study and dedication to the music, but also the genius, the naturalness of unawareness to amaze and inspire.
Grande carmesse of festivals in which it participates the most precocious talent of the Italian blues: June-2000 he opened his concert Magic Slim (" David Pannozzo is one of the best blues guitarists of the new generazione.Penso is great! "- Ceccano, July 2003), the last great Chicago bluesman on the occasion of the 14th edition of the ' Liri Blues Festival ', concluding the concert with the American band with great satisfaction on the part of the musicians;
In March 2001 the chance to play with Scott Henderson , considered one of the greatest guitarists in the world in today's blues fusion (" really a great guitarist ... "- Orvieto, February 2001);
In 2003 he became professor of guitar blues-rock music school in Ritmix
snc of Rome: the teaching staff is composed of musicians of national and
international caliber (Pierluigi Calderoni, Pierpaolo Ferroni, Gianni di
Rienzo, Derek Wilson, etc..)
In December 2004 the young bluesman lands in the London music scene welcoming the public in favor of local ' Is not Nothing But The Blues ', one of the most famous blues club in London.
Also in 2004, are chosen by the director Francesco Apolloni , some of the songs (When I You lost, Love aganist War, I can not stand it) that David had written for the recording of the album "Down From The Roots" as the soundtrack of the short film "White Night", dedicated to the homonymous Roman event and produced by Endemol spa for the City of Rome.
From February 2001 to July 2007 he was at the helm of the rock-blues
Almost Blue's Band, with which he was made a record ' Down From the Roots
'in 2003 and the summer of 2006 was the second produced by' label in Milan
VIDEORADIO (already producing De Piscopo, Braido Faso) entitled " Soul &
Notes . "
Newly formed the new trio is David Pannozzo & Loud Stuff format along with Claudio Romano on drums and Lello Somma on bass, with which features new songs, written and recorded for the two discs Almost BB, and innovative remakes of songs by blues, rock-blues and jazz repertoire. A trio therefore extremely open to contamination and harmonic sound.
In May 2007 he won the semi-final of the Italian most important European
festivals for acoustic guitarists, the ' EMERGENCY ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL , held
in Rome at the local JAILBREAK, qualifying for the finals of the European
competition tenutali in February 2008.
Even the European final, characterized 11 guitarists from the finals of all European capitals, was won by David Pannozzo, who after six years shows the victory of the festival in Italy.
Thus was born a new project, the David Pannozzo Acoustic Solo Project,
with whom he carries around a repertoire features original compositions,
jazz standards and blues, played entirely on acoustic guitar and accompanied
only by his voice and a loopstation, which allows him to create harmonies
and accompanying loop in real time, on which meander extemporaneous
improvisations, typical of the young guitarist.
Large and important are the antlers that in 2008 Davide Pannozzo huddle together with its formations. In May 2008 he was invited to participate in the International Jazz Festival in Bucharest (Romania) and in August of the same year, with his project Acoustic Solo Project, flies to Germany to play at the Tauber Valley Open Air Festival of Rothenbug.
October the 2008 has a chance to get in the United States of America, along with bassist Pippo Matino, which invites David to play along with him at Bass Player Live in Los Angeles for the big house Italian Mark Bass, an international event dedicated to the world's top bassists .
Here you have the chance to play along with Danny Gottlieb (Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Mike Stern, etc. ..) in a trio with Pippo Matino, and come into contact with the likes of Nathan East (Herbie Hancock, Eric Clapton), Verdine White ( eart wind & fire), Andrew gouche (Chaka Khan) and Mel Brown (Benson, De Francesco).
In February of 2009, receives from Gege Telesforo , on the occasion of the Groove Master Award , the award for " best guitar talent "of the year.
In July 2009 he graduated in classical guitar with Maestro Arturo Tallini , at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome, with a thesis on Bruno Maderna and improvisation in classical and contemporary music.
In September 2009 he joined the orchestra of Maestro Pippo Caruso for transmission Domenica IN , conducted by Pippo Baudo on Rai 1. Here you have the chance to play with many international artists such as George Benson , David Garfield , Alex Britt , Carmen Consoli , Jack's Mannequin , Kill Hannah and many others.
In 2010, David has worked hard on his music, writing a body of new songs that will soon see the light at the new disks, forthcoming. He has worked in various musical situations even in pop and rock, working with producer and guitarist London Phil Palmer (Dire Straits, Eric Clapton, George Michael).
In June of 2011, produces with his trio Loud Stuff the first digital EP " Absolutely Live ", which contains 5 songs played live, soon getting a great success of plays and downloads all over the world!
In 2011, in collaboration with the New Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta, affects his guitars for the Oscar-winning Maestro Luis Bacalov , for the work Mediterranean Harbor, produced by Walt Disney , increasing even more its already enviable luggage music and the arts. He works in the same year with Maestro Franco Piersanti and Nicola Piovani in the show made the Auditorium in Rome to celebrate the cinematic talent of Nanni Moretti .
Also in 2011 he made his first teaching method, GuitarLab - Ideas for Contemporary blues guitarists , distributed as an ebook, in Italian and English, in the best multimedia store, in which he proposes his vision of modern blues, receiving undergone a considerable positive feedback with sales around the world.
In November of 2011 he played in a tour in major Italian clubs with keyboardist David Garfield , and his trio Loud Stuff, producer and arranger George Benson, Karizma, Los Lobotomys, Cher, etc. ..
In January of 2013, always with the Loud Stuff , David flew to Memphis (USA) for a promotional tour in different TV (watch the recording of a live TV Ditty click here ), and Radio Club, also participating at ' International Blues Challenge , obtaining the semi-final, historic achievement for a European band.
And 'the best shops in her new album, " BORN ELECTRIC ", recorded with the trio Loud Stuff for UNIVERSAL MUSIC / Emarcy , almost entirely made up of songs written by David. The album sees the extraordinary participation of major special guest from the world of international music as Robben Ford , David Garfield , Carl Verheyen and Goofy GUARNERA .
For those who think that music is talent, passion and dedication, David
Pannozzo can not go unnoticed, being one of the rising stars of Italian
guitar or not. Where blues jazz funk fusion come together creating a
personal style and entirely fresh and innovative way.
Seeing is believing ..