SpiceJazz presents: FRANCESCO LO CASTRO

Line up:


ROBERTO MANZIN: Tenor saxophone


SAM LEAK: Hammond Organ/Keys

Guitarist Francesco Lo Castro fuses his Italian  melodic sense with funk, drum & bass, jazz harmonies and  improvisation for a totally original experience.

Either in Trio  or Quartet formations he plays his original music bringing together his  Italian background and love of jazz with contemporary funk, soundscape  and drum & bass influences.

Aside from his solo work  Francesco has a long standing collaboration as guitarist and musical  director with international multi-platinum recording artist Patrizio  Buanne with whom he has toured the USA, Australia, Asia, Europe and  Sounth Africa.

He has also recorded for Geoff Wilkinson (Us3),  Joel Colpepper and Kay Young and performed with Jim Mullen, Francesco  Mendolia (Incognito), great italian trumpeter Fulvio Sigurta’, Roberto  Manzin (James Brown), two times Grammy Award Winner Eric DeFade, Matteo  Becucci (XFactor Italy winner 2009), jazz award winner singer Michela  Lombardi, Maurizio Minardi and Bruno D’Ambra among others.

In his  career he has performed in prestigious venues and festivals. Among  others the Montreal Jazz Festival, Hamer Hall (Melbourne), The State  Theater (Sydney), The Concert Hall (New York), the Expo Center  (Singapore), The Berklee Performance Center (Boston), the Benedum  (Pittsburgh), Barbican Center (London), O2 Arena (London), the Pisa Jazz  Festival, Palatrussardi Arena (Milan), Ronnie Scott (London), 606Club  (London) and Pizza Express (London).

Francesco is a prolific  composer and, to date, has released 14 albums of original music all with  his own record and publishing label FLoCastro Records.