Giacinto Piracci, born in Naples, in 1974.
At the age of 14 starts studying the guitar, with a teacher for a short period, and continuing self-taught. His musical interests focus mainly on Rock, playing with small local bands, then moving to Jazz, practicing for a few months before starting classical studies, new passion.
He achieves in year 2000 the Degree in Classical Guitar and in 2005 the Degree in Jazz Music at the Conservatory of Naples, with top marks and praise.
In 2004 takes part at the Jazz clinics in Siena (Siena Jazz) where he studies with Enrico Rava, Pietro Tonolo, Massimo Manzi, Tomaso Lama and other teachers, winning a scholarship to rapresent Italy, with another student, at the I.A.S.J (International Association Schools of Jazz) meeting in Krakow in 2005, under the direction of Dave Liebman.
He takes part in many workshop where he can meet and study with many great musicians, like Jim Hall, John Abercrombie, Joe Diorio, Frank Gambale, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Peter Bernstein, Dave Liebman, Rick Margitza, Francisco Mela, Dick Oatts, Enrico Pieranunzi, Tomaso Lama, R.Taufik, Jarek Smetiana and others.
In 2001 takes part with a project of original compositions at the first edition of the ”Napoli Jazz” Festival, on the bill with Bill Frisell, Steve Lukather,Larry Carlton e John Scofield, and other festivals later, like “Rumori nell’Isola” in Ventotene, Maratea Jazz etc.
With the Jazz Big Band of San Pietro a Maiella, takes part, with original arrangements e various guests (Sandro Deidda, Robert Bonisolo) at seasons (Teatro S.Carlo di Napoli) and Festivals (Internazionale di Ravello, Nick LaRocca Jazz Festival, Leuciana Jazz).
With different groups he has the honour to play with many wonderful musicians like: Chuck Findley, Don Moye, Andy Gravish, Fabrizio Bosso, Fabio Morgera, Luca Aquino, Roberto Ottaviano, Pietro Condorelli, Dario Deidda, Alfonso Deidda, Gerry Popolo, Daniele Scannapieco, Aldo Vigorito, Tommaso Scannapieco, Giampiero Virtuoso, Franco Coppola, Francesco Nastro, Marco Sannini, Giulio Martino, Leonardo De Lorenzo, Marco De Tilla, Sergio Di Natale, Marco Zurzolo, Antonio Onorato, Emiliano de Luca, Francesco D’Errico, Ivano Leva, Fausto Ferraiuolo, Carlo Lomanto, Simone Clarelli, Ermanno Baron, Marcello Giannini, Vincenzo Lamagna, Giuseppe D’Alessandro, Livio Lamonea, Monica Pujia and many others. He presents with continuity original compositions with different personnell in the major Jazz-clubs ,where among others, has the chance to play with Antonio Golino, Antonio Faraò, Pietro Jodice, Salvatore Tranchini, Daniele Renzi. With the Band of Marco Zurzolo plays in the first edition of Italian Jazz Festival a Londra, and the first edition of Umbria Jazz in Melbourne.
He’s been a member of the Tribunal Mist Jazz Band, under the direction of M°A.Solimene, recording a C.D, “Piedigrotta e Dintorni”, and playing at Umbria Jazz 2011, at thel Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto, aat the Internazional of Ravello and the Festival Castel S.Elmo.
Plays and collaborate often with the Big Band of Minale’s brothers, taking part at the first edition of the Piedigrotta’sFestival , at the Mario Riva Award inMarigliano, playing among others, in the field of Pop Music, with Rossana Casale, Mario Rosini, under the direction of M° M.Pica. In the summer of 2010 plays with Peppino DiCapri.
He takes part in events and contemporary music works like the “DonChisciotte” (P.Marrone) with the voice and acting of Mariano Sigillo, con Gino Rivieccio, and cooperates with Theatre “Il Pozzo e il Pendolo” in various seasons, (Brividi d’estate in the Orto Botanico di Napoli, Scene d’estate in the suburb of Galdo) improvising music on words and books of E.Hemingway , Fred Uhlman, Erri De Luca and others.
In 2011 he publishes in the major on line music stores a record of original compositions: “Wait. Feel. Wait. Go!”. In 2014 “Quiet Room” (Sergio Di Natale) is out, featuring Javier Girotto, Pippo Matino, Stefano Giuliano, Raffaele Carotenuto, Emilio Silva-Bedmar, Francesco Galatro.
Besides an intense teaching activity (Accademia G.Verdi, (Volla), Night & Day, (Napoli), OranbeBug Studio (Napoli)) he is actually working for a new record on unreleased material with his own quartet.