Biography

BIOGRAPHY

Filippo Cosentino is one of the most appreciated italian guitar players and he is considered a new talent and inspired musician of the european jazz scene; his roots ground in classical, latin and contemporary music. He is also known as one of the most important baritone guitar players.

Graduate cum laude at Conservatorio G.B.Martini in Bologna under the supervision of M° Tomaso Lama.
He performed on tour and in studio with many famous italian and foreign artists: pop, with Paola Turci, Francesco Tricarico, Mauro Ermanno Giovanardi (at Cantautori d'Italia festival), Alan Bonner, Luca Mercurio, Paolo Toso; blues, with James Thompson, Marco Pandolfi, Nick Beccattini, Giorgio Cavalli; jazz: Javier Girotto, Tom Kirkpatrick, Barend Middelhoff, Don Stapleson, Craig Silberschlag, Michael Rosen, Fabrizio Bosso, Davide Beatino, Danilo Rea, Rita Marcotulli, Andrea Marcelli, Antonio Zambrini, Jesper Bodilsen He also worked for theatre (with the italian actor Andrea Giordana) and cinema: in 2010 he composed the soundtrack of the short movie Praise to loneliness (RaiCinema).

The movie has been selected for the 63° Festival de Cannes and for Trento Film Festival and in 2012 he composed also the soundtrack of the documentary “Meno 100 chili”, an important now in the cinemas, praised at Festival International du Film d'Environment in Paris.

Guitar player appreciated for his versatility, he is often invited to important italian and international festivals: Bologna Jazz Festival, Alba Music Festival, Suoni dalle Colline di Langhe e Roero, Moncalieri Jazz, Acoustic Guitar International Meeting, Fara Music Festival, JAZZIT Fest, Sori Winter Jazz, Festival Chitarristico Valle Ossola, Barolo Jazz Club, Roero Music Fest, Jazz around the clock, Tastar de corda, Empoli Jazz Festival, Maggio di Napoli, Fara Music, Sile Jazz. Finalist in the 13rd edition of the International Prize Massimo Urbani. In 2003 he won the national contest of italian review "Chitarre". He is the artistic director of the Festival Cantautori d'Italia for italian songwriters where he has the possibility to play with some of the most important artists of pop scene like Paola Turci, Francesco Tricarico, Mauro Ermanno Giovanardi and others.

He is also the artistic director of two jazz festivals, Jazz&Co. and Roero Music Fest.
In 2011 "Lanes", Filippo Cosentino's first soloist cd was published; the italian world-known trumpet player Fabrizio Bosso and Davide Beatino, Samuele Bersani's bass player are guests.
The new last album, 2013, called Human Being with Filippo Cosentino Trio and a special 
guest: Michael Rosen. Human Being has been published for Emme Record Label. L’astronauta is the last CD produced by Filippo Cosentino with the art director Andrea Marcelli; the CD is published on the 18th of September by Emme Record Label / IRD distribution and is recorded with Antonio Zamrbini (piano), Jesper Bodilsen (dbass), Andrea Marcelli (drums).

Filippo Cosentino recored also two CDs with baritone acoustic guitar: Tre - baritone guitar solo (Milk) and Spirituals (Milk/Jazzit Records).
During 2017 he published the CD of contemporary music Come hell or high water (Naked Tapes) and the Complete Method for baritone guitar: electric, acoustic and classical published for the prestigious Volontè&Co.
During 2018 it was released the last CD Andromeda, produced by Nau Records acclaimed by 
the journalist and audience all over Europe.

Now he is employed in a World tour

 

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