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    Current Setup:
    Epifani 1x10, 1x12
    Surine Quest 5 Fretless
    Warwick Dolphin Pro 4
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Joseph Vincelli, Denny Jiosa, Denny Gottlieb, Christian Howes, Modulus Jazz
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Surine, Warwick, Spector, Ken Smith, Music Man, Sadowsky, Pedulla, F Bass, Fodera, Fender, Benavente
    Influences and Teachers:
    Dominique Di Piazza, Richard Bona, Alain Caron, Jaco, Marcus Miller, Rocco Prestia, Gary Willis, Matthew Garrison, Victor Bailey, Janek Gwizdala, Pino Palladino, Anthony Jackson, Carles Benavente, Scott LaFaro, Eddie Gomez, John Patitucci, Hadrien Feraud, Stanley Clarke, Victor Wooten.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Tennis, Cooking
    Bass Player, composer
    Available for Instruction?:
    • Bass Guitar Instruction
    Teaching Credentials:
    Butler Community College
    Roberto began to play bass in 1991, at 23 y.o. under the guide of
    Piero Orsini (Gipsy Kings - Lisa Hunt).
    In 1992, he began his first experiences,
    performing in various fusion and funk band projects.
    In 1996, Roberto joined "Diatriba," a flamenco-jazz band lead by
    virtuoso guitarist Marco Porcu.
    In the same year, this quartet played at Sant Anna Arresi Jazz
    Festival, opening for Noa. This festival included Herbie Hancock
    Quartet, Pat Metheny Trio, Michel Petrucciani Trio and Joshua Redman
    With the same band, he played the following three years on TV
    channel (Mediaset-Odeon TV), as well as, major clubs in all of Italy.
    In 2003, he moved to London and resumed collaboration with
    Marco Porcu, establishing the "MP Project." This group has performed in
    clubs such as "J2K” and “Circle in the Round" in London, as well as,
    various venues in Kansas and California.
    Since 2005 Roberto is based in Wichita, Kansas. He leads many
    ensembles and is a staple of its night scene.
    Recent collaborations include artists:
    Harry James Big Band, Denny Gottlieb, Denny Jiosa, Kenny Zarider,
    Adam Larson, The Fabulous Flippers, Gary Foster, Earl Dumler, Christian
    Howes, Jay Daversa, Jerry Hahn, Philippe Bertaud, Joseph Vincelli,
    Tom Fowler, Bill Caldwell, Roger Lewis, Scott Strecker & Richard Johnson.
    In 2010 he released his first CD "ONE" where he plays all the
    instruments: Bass, Upright Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Vibraphone.
    In 2017 Roberto released his second CD "GEOGRAPHIC
    NATIONAL" a Visual-World Music concept that features
    international line up of musicians as Denny Gottlieb, Denny Jiosa,
    Kenny Zarider, Marco Porcu etc.
    Roberto is official endorser of STR Basses, ProAmp Bass amplification and GHS
    Roberto holds a Bass/Guitar teaching position at Butler Community
    College in El Dorado, Kansas.
    “As guest soloist and clinician at Butler Community College in April
    2008, one of the high points of my visit was getting to know and to
    perform with the extraordinary bass player and teacher, Roberto
    I very much look forward to the a time when we will perform
    together again.” Gary Foster (J. Williams, B. Streisand, M. Gardot, C. Haden)


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