B I O G R A P H Y
Guitarist and composer, he has been active on the Italian music scene since the early 70s, being part of groups from the Roman and Neapolitan jazz scene and also performing alongside jazz legends such as the trumpet player Don Cherry. In the 1980s he has been the author of songs that have become evergreen for the singer Teresa De Sio.
In 1987 he makes his debut as a soloist at Umbria Jazz, presenting the album "Interface", opening with his line-up the historic concert of the Gil Evans orchestra with Sting. Many other record productions follow after “Interface”, among which “El Lugar”, which features Richie Havens as guest star. In the various formations of the ensemble, some of the best musicians of the Italian jazz scene have alternated in the studio and live over the years.
Many participations at international festivals including: the Ballantine Jazz festival, the "Open Europe Festival" in Berlin,the "Wolfsburg Jazz festival" , "Festival della Medina", Villa Celimontana Jazz, Jazz & Wine Montalcino, Ventotene Jazz, At the borders of the South, International Literature Festival,and the Bourges Jazz Festival.
In March 2010 the Espresso - la Repubblica group publishes the multimedia project by Francesco Bruno and Angela Terzani Staude “Le Parole Altre. The long journey of Tiziano Terzani ”, dedicated to the great Florentine writer. The show is presented in many theaters, such as La Pergola in Florence, Casa del jazz festival in Rome. Auditorium Candiani, Sala del Carmine in Orvieto etc.
From 2010 up till now, Francesco Bruno has performed with his projects in jazz festivals such as the "Singer Jazz Festival", Szczecin Jazz, and Katowice Sylesian Jazz, Jazz&Image facing Colosseum, Montalcino Jazz, Jazz per l'Aquila, Paestum in Jazz, Orbetello Jazz, Nettuno Jazz, "A Night In Anzio" alongside artists such as Igor Butman, Camille Thurman, Endea Owens, Freddie Hendrix, Sylwester Ostrowski and many others, an event broadcast by the US platform Jazz Corner.
Also noteworthy is the success received in Italy and abroad with "ONIROTREE", a project born from the collaboration with the actress and singer Silvia Lorenzo, who starting from the rediscovery of ancient traditional songs, approach the language of jazz with an original stylistic crossover. The album has been released by AlfaMusic in 2022.
The new project "Zàkynthos" has been released in July 2023 by AlfaMusic and performed live in many Jazz festival, receiving great success both from the audience and critics