Dario Chiazzolino (b. 1985) is a multi-award winning Italian guitarist and composer. One of Italy’s most in-demand jazz musicians, he performs regularly and records with many top European and American jazz musicians.
The recipient of numerous awards, Dario has been playing guitar professionally since age 14.
He was awarded as “Best Guitar Player” in diverse music competitions, including Umbria Jazz Festival ( IT ), Top Jazz (UK) and on several magazines such as Italian Jazz Magazine, Guitarlist and D-Magazine.
Dario has performed in jazz festivals across Europe and Usa, and regularly appears in clubs in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Russia and Croatia.
His “Principles Sound” project consists of Yellow Jackets members Bob Mintzer, Russel Ferrante and Jimmie Haslip. They released the CD “Lost in the Jungle“, and following the recording, Dario was invited to take part in the Yellow Jackets 2012 Tour.
In 2010 an original Latin Jazz project was formed, featuring Dario Chiazzolino, guitar, Dany Noel Martinez, bass, Horacio “El Negro”Hernandez, drums, Ivan Bridon and Ivan Melon Lewis, piano, Carlos Sanduy, trumpet, and singer Concha Buika. They released the album “Proposition” (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.
Dario has also performed and or recorded with Dave Liebman, Taylor Egsti, Andy Sheppard, Billy Cobham, Aaron Goldberg, Billy Cobham, Russel Ferrante, William Kennedy, Rick Stone, Felix Pastorius, Julio Barreto, Dominique Di Piazza, Antonio Faraò, Willie Jones III, Harvie S and Sylvain Luc.
He has recorded 8 albums as a leader, and 12 as a sideman and an in demand educator, Dario has been teaching in Italy for 15 years, and has held teaching residencies in Italy and Europe.
His new album as a leader “Red Cloud” was released in February 2016.
Since June 2016 Dario has been collaborating with the Spirit Fingers ( formerly known as Polyrhythmic ). The band includes pianist and composer Greg Spero, bassist Hadrien Feraud and drummer Mike Mitchell.
Dario’s playing is featured on the Spirit Fingers’ self titled debut album, released on March 16 2018 on Shanachie Entertainment.
Dario Chiazzolino has been performing extensively with them to sold out audiences throughout the Unites States and Europe.
An in demand educator, Dario has been teaching in Italy for 15 years, and has held teaching residencies in L. I. Conservatory LISMA, NY in Long Island City Music Academy, NYand in Music Conservatory of Westchester, White Plains. He has conducted master classes across Italy and Europe.
Born and rased in Turin Italy, Dario holds a bachelor degree from Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Turin, and a masters degree from Università della Musica in Rome.
2006 * Best Guitarist – Umbria Jazz Award
2007 * Competition Winner for Torino Jazz Lab
2008 * Official registration – Jazz Italia
2011 * Best Guitarist – Italian Jazz
2011 * Featured on Archivio Chitarristi Jazz Italiani
2011 * Selection for Ultra Sound Records: Nuovi Segnali Acustici
2012 * Artist of the year – D-mag
2015 * Best Guitarist – Guitarlist
2015 * Top 15 best songs 2015 – “Floating” – Suono
2018 * Best Jazz Album ( Spirit Fingers ) – Soul and Jazz Magazine
2011 / 2014 * Radio Flash – Solo Concert and Interview – Turin, Italy
2012 * Gru Radio – Solo Concert and Interview – Grugliasco, Italy
2012 * Radio Capital – Interview – Milan, Italy
2012 * Radio Kiss Kiss – Neaples, Italy
2014 * Jazz Boulevard – Montreal, Canada
2014 / 2015 * Tirana Jazz Radio – Tirana, Albania
2015 * Radio Kiss Kiss – Neaples, Italy
2015 * Jazz a Radio Città Aperta – Jazztrain – Rome, Italy
2015 * The Brass Radio – Palermo, Italy
2015 * Punto Radio – Anima Jazz – Italy
2015 * Radio Swiss Jazz – Switzerland
2015 * Cristal Radio – Milan, Italy
2015 * RV1 Web Radio, Italy
2015 * Jazz Inside, Italy
2015 * Radio Città Benevento, Italy
2015 * Radio Città Fujiko 103.1 fm – Bologna, Italy
2016 * Radio Classica – Milan, Italy
2016 * Radio Abracadabra, Italy
2018 * WBGO Radio, Newark, NJ USA
2019 * Jazz FM, London, UK
2007 * MTV ITALY Mtv Day 2007 – Italy
2010 * DEEJAY TV DJ chiama Italia – Italy
2010 * RAI 1 – “Le ragazze dello swing”
2011 * MUSICA MAESTRO TV – Italy
2011 * GRP – Italy
2013 * ALL SONGS TV
2013 * LIBERA TV – Italy
2018 * WGN-TV – USA
2011 – 2017 * GIBSON GUITAR ITALY
2011 – 2015 * DR STRINGS
2011 – 2016 * RANDALL AMPLIFIERS
2015 – present * KINMAN PICK UP
2015 – present * ESSETIPICKS
2016 – present * DV MARK
2017 – present * D’ANGELICO GUITARS
2017 – present * SLINGER STRAPS
2018 – present * KEELEY ELECTRONICS
2018 – present * HOSA TECHNOLOGY
2018 – present * DOGAL STRINGS
Dario Chiazzolino has been featured in print and internet articles, reviews and interviews in:
The New York Times ( Usa ), Billboard ( Usa ), Guitar World ( Usa ), Guitar Aficionado ( USA ), Jazz Times ( Usa ), Jazz Weekly ( Usa ), All About Jazz ( Usa ), Jazziz ( Usa ), Cadence ( Usa ), Music Connection Magazine ( Usa ), Jazz Improv ( Usa ), The Sound Guitar Magazine ( Usa ), Neufutur Magazine ( Usa ), The Jazz Network ( Usa ), Gypset Magazine ( Usa ), Hot House ( Usa ), Detroit Jazz Magazine ( Usa ), O’s Place ( Usa ), Pittsburgh Music Magazine ( Usa ), News Guitar ( USA ), Free Williamsburgh (Usa ), I’m Music Magazine ( Usa ), Do Nyc ( Usa ), Guitar Mania E-Zine ( Austria ), Jazz Hot (France), Jazz Wise ( Uk ), iGuitar Magazine ( Uk ), Guitar Collector ( Uk ), Jazz in London ( UK ), Culture Jazz ( France ), Blues Magazine ( Netherlands ), Guitar Fair ( Spain ), Toma Jazz ( Spain ), Entradas a tu Alcance ( Spain ), Qhaceshoy ( Spain ), Ches ( Spain ), Moshin Magazine ( Singapore ), Indian Guitar Federation ( India ), African Ripples Magazine ( Africa ), 360 Nobs ( Africa ), Accordo ( Italy ), Musica Jazz ( Italy ), Jazzitalia ( Italy ), Jazz Convention ( Italy ), Suono ( Italy ), Mondo Spettacolo ( Italy ), Extra Music ( Italy ), Chitarre ( Italy ), Axe ( Italy ), Mescalina ( Italy ), Guitarlist ( Italy ), Jazz Agenda ( Italy ), Magazzino Jazz ( Italy ), Italian Jazz ( Italy ), Retrò On Line ( Italy ), Drumset ( Italy ), Parma Musica ( Italy ), Eventi Culturali Magazine ( Italy ), D-Mag ( Italy ), La Stampa ( Italy ), Repubblica ( Italy ), Strumenti Musicali ( Italy ), Corriere della Sera ( Italy ), Lobetablog ( Italy ), Rockerilla ( Italy ), The Back in Black ( Italy ), Percorsi Musicali ( Italy ), LSD Magazine ( Italy ), Strategie Oblique ( Italy ), Online Jazz ( Italy ) ,Ultrasonica ( Italy ), A Proposito di Jazz ( Italy ), Jazzcom ( Italy ), Sport Vicenza ( Italy ) , Magazzini Inesistenti ( Italy ), Free Art News ( Italy ), Punto Sanremo ( Italy ), Arte e Luoghi ( Italy ), Italia in Jazz ( Italy ), Debaser ( Italy ), News Spettacolo ( Italy ), A Spasso con Smith ( Italia ), Tracce di Jazz ( Italy ), Paper Blog ( Italy ), Smarta Web ( Italy ), Imperia Post ( Italy ), Sanremo News ( Italy ), Riviera 24 ( Italy ), La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno ( Italy ), Il Corriere dell’Umbria ( Italy ), Shiver ( Italy ), Il Sole 24 Ore ( Italy ), Torino Eventi ( Italy ), Scena Aperta ( Italy ), Ok Network ( Italy ), Legnano News ( Italy ), Alta Rimini ( Italy ), Il Giornale ( Italy ), Città Metropolitana ( Italy ), Torino Night Life ( Italy ), Il Giorno ( Italy ), Musical News ( Italy ), Info Oggi ( Italy ), 160 Gradi ( Italy ), Vivere Cagliari ( Italy ), Blog Cilento ( Italy ), Giornale del Cilento ( Italy ), Jazz A Roma ( Italy ), Roma Live ( Italy ), Roma Daily News ( Italy ), Giornale dell’Umbria ( Italy ), Son of Marketing ( Italy ), Mole 24 ( Italy ), Luna Nuova ( Italy ( Italy ), Music 4 Music ( Italy ), La Piazza Rimini ( Italy ), Corriere di Bologna ( Italy ), Il Resto del Carlino ( Italy ), Emilia Romagna News 24 ( Italy ), Riviera Press ( Italy ), Corriere di Novara ( Italy ), Piemonte Oggi ( Italy ), Gerovijazz ( Italy ), Geos News ( Italy ), Italia Top Games ( Italy ), Blasting News ( Italy ), MusicArTeatro ( Italy ), Orta Blog ( Italy ), Vercelli Oggi ( Italy ), Torino Today ( Italy ), Music & The City ( Italy ), News Today World ( Italy ), Vipe Gossip ( Italy ), Blog Foolk ( Italy ), Fatti e Fabulae ( Italy ), Info Oggi ( Italy ).