Founder and president of a music promotion and production company, Coco Productions Inc., from
1996 to 2018. Moved to Chicago from Italy in 1995 with over twenty years of experience in the music
industry. Since coming to the US, focused primarily on jazz artists. Spent a good portion of first five
years in Chicago working with Bill Russo and the Chicago Jazz Ensemble in local concert production as
well as organizing collaborations with international jazz festivals. Worked with other organizations and
artists in the following capacities: organizer of performances and clinics, talent scout for independent
recording labels, consultant for college music departments, creative consultant for special events at
international jazz festivals, webmaster and social media promoter for artist and event websites.
Worked with many prestigious organizations and Artists, including: Columbia College Chicago Music
Department, Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Showcase Chicago, Berklee
College of Music Boston, Umbria Jazz, Vicenza Jazz, Pescara Jazz, International Association of Jazz
Educators (IAJE), Jazz Education Network (JEN), International Jazz Festival Organization (IJFO), Bill
Russo, Buddy De Franco, Chet baker, Jon faddis, Muhal Richard Abram, Enrico Rava, Tullio De
Piscopo, Pino Daniele, Arturo Sandoval, Art Hoyle, Fabrizio Bosso, Danilo Rea...
Currently founder and director of the program More Than Jazz!, an exchange program involving
students and schools from around the world.
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