Enzo Crotti italian guitarist and composer

I was born in Italy in 1973.

I graduated with highest honors in jazz music and I got a Master’s degree in the same subject at the Conservatorio “A. Boito” in Parma. Previously I had obtained a diploma in jazz guitar at the Academy of Modern Music in Modena. I studied classical music in Mantova and Parma in their respective state Conservatories. I have attended seminars and workshops with Mick Goodrick, Garrison Fewell, Frank Gambale, John Taylor, Giancarlo Gazzani, Bruno Tommaso, Gianluigi Trovesi, Ben Monder, Sarp Maden, Ghram Collier, Riccardo Misto.

I released a CD album entitled “Fai questo e torna da me”, which contains original music and a story set to music that has been transmitted entirely by Radio Rai Tre.

I run my blog and write about topics such as music, guitar, yoga and spirituality.

Currently I teach guitar at the school “RGS – Reggio Guitar School” in Reggio Emilia.

Previously I have been teaching guitar at the association “Lo Schiaccianoci” at the music civic school in the city of Novellara “C. Confetta”, and at the municipal schools of music in Bagnolo (RE), Boretto (RE), Castelnovo Sotto (RE), Villarotta (RE) and the Middle School State in Novellara.

I also taught improvisation at the Institute MEME associated with  the Universite Europeenne “Jean Monet”, in the course of specialization for music-therapists.

In the course of my musical experiences I have been able to perform as a guitarist in major theaters and national and international exhibitions: in the genre blues festivals “Pistoia Blues” and “Porretta Soul”; in the context of jazz music at numerous municipal theaters in northern Italy including the “Teatro San Mauro” in Torino; the “Teatro Al Parco”, the “Teatro Due” and the “Casa della Musica” in Parma for the international jazz festival “Parma Frontiere”; at the Rocca from Riolo Terme in to the “Emilia Romagna Festival”; at the “Teatro Nuovo” in Milano performing works by Nino Rota with the symphony orchestra of the Conservatory of Parma; witn the orchestra “Oscar Melody” directed by M° Riccardo J. Moretti; with the duo “Classical Fusion” at the municipal theater in Umag (Croatia) and at the Grand Hotel of Arenzano in Guitar Festival “ChitarraaMare”.

In addition to teaching, I am an expert in shooting techniques audio for live concerts, a field in which I have collaborated with major events such as the blues festival “Roots & Food” and I followed the individual performances of artists known locally and nationally.