Italian guitarist and composer, Gabriele di Franco began learning to play guitar by approaching the jazz and world music compositions and arrangement concepts.
He starts to be known in the Italian jazz scene by winning the national contest “Band
Revelation of the year 2012” with his world-music trio: BIJA. In July 2012, always with Bija, he was finalist at the “Tiberio Nicola Award 12” and at the “Jimmy Wood Award 12”.
In November 2014 he released with the Bija trio his first album: “Bija” produced by the
historic English label “SLAM production” by George Haslam. He also achieved the podium at the “International Fara Jazz Contest 2014” and at the “International Jazz Competition of Bucharest 2015″ with his trio: MYNAH. In 2015 he completed his studies in Jazz Guitar at Conservatorio Nino Rota di Monopoli (Italy), receiving the highest mark, with his thesis “Function and Colour of Music”. With Mynah trio he released, in March 2016, the album “INTRO” published by “Emme Record Label” and distributed by “Believe”.
Gabriele is now attending the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, Master in Jazz
Composition and Arranging with Kris Defoort.