Dario Chiazzolino

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Dario Chiazzolino
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Background information
Born (1985-02-08) February 8, 1985 (age 29)
Turin, Italy
Genres Jazz/world fusion music
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1997–present
Labels Criss Cross
Associated acts Dario "Rainote" Chiazzolino 4
Website dariochiazzolino.com

Dario Chiazzolino (born February 8, 1985)[1] is an Italian jazz guitarist

Early life[edit]

Chiazzolino was born in Turin, Italy. He began playing guitar at age of 12. When he was 14 he played with his first bands and at the same age he had the first professional engagement. Dario became soon a skilled guitarist and was quickly labeled a prodigy; he studied at Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Turin and graduated with top marks in guitar.


Dario Chiazzolino is considered one of the finest and most virtuoso guitarist of the last generation. As teen, his musical horizons expanded with the influence of jazz: great jazz icons such as Charlie Parker, Clifford Brown, Miles Davis and Bill Evans radically influenced his music. in the summer of 2006 he participated to Umbria Jazz Festival where he was awarded as "Best Guitar Player"; he joined Berklee/Umbria Jazz Clinics 2006 Award Group. With this band he played at the Umbria Jazz Winter Festival. During his career he played with jazz artists such as: Billy Cobham, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Bob Mintzer, Russel Ferrante, William Kennedy, Jimmy Haslip, Felix Pastorius, Julio Barreto, Dave Liebman.

In 2010 took part to a Latin Jazz project; he recorded the album named "Proposition", with Dany Noel Martinez on bass, Horacio Hernandez on drum, Ivan Bridon and Ivan Melon Lewis on piano, Carlos Sanduy on trumpet and with guest singer Concha Buika and other main Latin icons as Ramón Porrina, Jerry Gonzáles, Inoidel González, Javier Masso "Caramelo", Fernando Favier, Diego Guerrero, Ivette Falcón Urgate, Daniel Martínez Miranda.

He recorded the album "Paint your life" New York in January 2011 : The band is formed by: Chiazzolino, Taylor Eigsti, Marco Panascia, Willie Jones, III .

He played with the Principles Sound project. This band is composed by Yellow Jackets member as Bob Mintzer, Russell Ferrante and Jimmy Haslip. With them he recorded the album "Lost in the Jungle" at Fire House Recording Studio in Pasadena, Los Angeles. After that Dario took part in Yellow Jackets 2012 Tour.

He recorded the album Rewriting Song with the italian guitarist Nico Di Battista in June 2013.

He also recorded in duo with the cuban bassist Dany Noel Martinez the same year: their album is named Confidence.

Chiazzolino founded his new quartet in order to record his new leader album. He recorded Red Cloud with the pianist Antonio Faraò, the bassist Dominique Di Piazza and the drummer Manhu Roche in 2014.

He was on tour with the saxophonist Andy Sheppard in 2014.


Chiazzolino uses Randall Amplifiers, DR Handmade Strings and plays Gibson ES 135.


Album as leader[edit]

Album as sideman[edit]

  • 2008: Six Strings – with Marc Didegrot, Emilie Elia, John Grael, Joe Kindman, Kirk Fairten, Joël Patrick
  • 2008: Swing me – with CB Orchestra
  • 2009: Six Strings – with Mathias Krüger, Vincent Körtig, Joël Patrick, Damien Werner, Joe Kindman, Joël Patrick
  • 2009: Torino Jazz Lab – with Furio Di Castri, Bruno Tommaso, Torino Jazz Orchestra.
  • 2010: Six Strings – with Antony Rives, Andrea Schmidt, Rian Fisher, Johan Mùller
  • 2010: Proposcion – with Dany Noel Martinez, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez , Ivan Bridon, Concha Buika
  • 2009: Torino Jazz Lab – con Furio Di Castri, Javier Girotto, Torino Jazz Orchestra.
  • 2010: Kabel – with Giovanni Falzone, Kabel Ensamble
  • 2011: Virgen – with Ivan Bridon, Sofie Reinhardt
  • 2011: Tinta Unida – with Dany Noel Martinez, Benjamin Santiago Molina, Juan Carlos González, Dani Morales, Diego Guerriero
  • 2011: Nuovi Segnali Acustici – with Nico DI Battista, Roberto Taufic, Gino Evangelista, Giovanni Unterberger
  • 2014: Untidiness – with Chiara Raggi, Aaron Goldberg, Ugonna Ogekwo, Lawrence Leathers.


  1. ^ rita55555. "Dario Chiazzolino". Allmusic. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 

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