Carlo Bonamico

Born in Florence (Italy) on October 1, 1972, he approached music very young by studying classical guitar and piano, and at the age of 14 he started to play electric bass.
At the beginning, he studied with pop-rock musicians, then with jazz musicians, like Ares Tavolazzi.
In the meantime, he studied jazz arrangement and started to take interest into composition.
Very soon he became member of many rock/blues bands and collaborated with some artists of the national and international scene (as James Thompson, Gordon “sax” Beadle, Leonardo Boni). He also took part in the Ballroom Dance Band, a big band directed by Dario Cecchini (current leader of the Funk Off band),  with whom he recorded the homonymous CD in 1998.
Since 1996 he has been collaborating in the pop-rock area, both for live playing and recording sessions (for example with Marco Parente, Medilatina and La Camera Migliore, a band produced by the famous artist Carmen Consoli). Meanwhile, he has got experience in many jazz combos, from trio to big band, and so he has had the opportunity to play with many jazz musicians of the Florentine territory (Alessandro Galati, Mirko Guerrini, Walter Paoli, Dario Cecchini, Piero Borri, Stefano Scalzi, Fabrizio Morganti, Claudio Giovagnoli, Riccardo Onori, Fabrizio Mocata, Luca Gelli…). From 1998 to 2004 he was member of the Soul & Energy trio (with Sergio Montaleni and Davide Lenti  “Malito” ), a funk-rock band which played on many Italian stages and abroad. In 1999 he approached Latin music and collaborated with the Cuban violinist Ruben Chaviano, the guitar player Mino Cavallo and the percussionist Valerio Perla, in a band called  Bye-Ya. Since 2002 he has been leading Musicheria, a project exploring frontiers between world-music and jazz, of which he  is composer and arranger
(https://www.facebook.com/MusicheriaCarloBonamico;  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSRXiVi0EPdl4_MXBKEZcyQ).
As a free lance, he collaborated with several jazz artists of the national and international scene  (Fabio Morgera, Andy Gravish, Perico Sambeat, Daniele Gorgone, Ruben Chaviano, Franco Santarnecchi, Simone Graziano, Stefano Tamborrino, Claudio Giovagnoli, Duccio Bertini, Dario Cecchini, Alessandro Lanzoni and many others). He is the founder of MUSICADABRA–collettivo musicisti compositori, an association of musicians and composers which promotes original jazz projects (http://www.musicadabra.it). In 2010 he achieved the second level-diploma in Jazz Arrangement and Composition at the “Luigi Cherubini” Conservatory of Florence. Since 1997 he has been teaching music in various institutes and schools.