Filippo Cosentino

Biography

BIOGRAPHY

Award winning by the magazine guitars for the competition "Buona musica a tutti!"and included in the prestigious charts "Best New Talent" Top Jazz 2014. Filippo Cosentino is the author of the best CD 2015 L'astronauta (Smemoranda 2015 jazz charts) and awarded as one of best Talent 2015 in the charts by ilSussidiario. About that Luigi Viva wrotes that "his music is recomended to the lovers of ECM sound".

Filippo Cosentino is one of the most appreciated italian guitar players and he is considered a new

talent of the italian jazz scene.

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: Javier Girotto, Fabrizio Bosso, Michael Rosen, Rita Marcotulli, Danilo Rea, Andrea Marcelli, Antonio Zambrini, Jesper Bodilsen, Ekkehard Wölk, Johannes Fink, Tom Kirckpatrick, Paolo Porta, Ludovico Fulci, Andrej Polevikov, Vytis Nivinskas, Andreas Rodosthenous;  he also performed with some italian famous singers: Paola Turci, Francesco Tricarico e Mauro Ermanno Giovanardi. 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, Sori Winter Jazz Festival, Festival Italiano del Jazz a Berlino

(Germania), Eunic Jazz Festival (Germania), Dancing on the string jazz festival, Jazz Club Torino, Roero Music Fest, Maggio di Napoli, A.r.t.e.r.i.e., Fara Music Fest, TDL Jazz Festival, Alba Music Festival, Jazz&Co, Cantautori d’Italia, Festival D’Incanto, Tastar de corda, Brainwaves, TDL Jazz Festival, etc), Roccella Jazz (winter edition), Birstonas Jazz Festival (Lituania), Festival chitarristico della Valle d’Ossola, Sile Jazz, Open Jazz Festival,

Jazzit Fest, Musicultura. 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. He played his music on tour in Italy, France, Spain, Uk, Germany, Lithuania, Finland, Switzerland. 

 

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