Giuseppe Continenza

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Giuseppe Continenza, a highly respected and great new talent in the jazz guitar world. He has been playing guitar since the age of seven. He studied classical guitar at the Classical Music Academy in Pescara, Italy and later moved to California to study at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, graduating with honors.

He’s touring the globe with jazz guitar legend Biréli Lagrène, the collaboration started from 2000 and it continued since now.

Giuseppe has performed and recorded with many renowned artists including Biréli Lagrène , Joe Diorio, Jimmy Bruno, Martin Taylor, Bobby Watson, Vic Juris, Gene Bertoncini, Gary Willis, David Friesen and Jack Wilkins. His last recording, “Seven Steps to Heaven” (with Vic Juris, Dominique Di Piazza andPietro Iodice) hit #4 on the iTunes charts.

Giuseppe teaches modern guitar at the “L. D’Annunzio” Conservatory in Pescara and has also taught at other schools including University of Oslo, University of Southern California and University of New York. In 1994 he founded the European Musicians Institute (EMI), one of the most advanced jazz schools in Europe. Giuseppe also contributes and writes columns in many magazine publications including Just Jazz Guitar (USA), Guitar Player, Guitar Club, and Jazzit.

His upcoming projects include a new album entitled “Tribute to Jobim,” featuring Gene Bertoncini, Dominique Di Piazza and Pietro Iodice.

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