Fabio Zeppetella is one of the best Italian guitarists and composers in the current national and European jazz scene. Equipped with an impeccable technique and great musical sensitivity, it uses a unique and very personal language, the result of a study always devoted to the search for a style that over the years has made his own mark.
He came to the elaboration of a completely original sound passing from the tradition and the music of masters like Charlie Cristian and Wes Montgomery to the evocation of the be-bop and the hard-bop of the sixties. In his phrasing, the dominant aspects of a never predictable language are discovered, sometimes virtuous sometimes sweet but always essential, showing a particular attention to the meaning of the single notes and the “moving lines” that are produced by them. Its dominant features are the freshness and strength inherent in the original way of interpreting music, and a particular lyricism in which the desire to seek a link between poetry and music is evident. Its dynamism and its versatility are realized in the adhesion to numerous musical projects ranging from the pure jazz to the contaminations with Funk and R & B.
Numerous collaborations with Kenny Wheeler (Moving lines 1995 cd DDQ), Lee Konitz, Tom Harrell (the Auditorium session 2008 cd PdM), Enrico Rava (Spirit, energy, presence 2005 cd Braveartrecords), Paolo Fresu (Greetings from Pozzuoli 1998 cd Challenge ), Aldo Romano and Danilo Rea (Jobim variations 2009 cd Universal Emarcy), Emmanuel Bex and Roberto Gatto (A tribute to Wes Montgomery 1998 cd Philology and No clue 2010 cd Braveartrecords), Steve Grossman, Javier Girotto, Nicola Stilo, Stefano Bollani, Rosario Giuliani, Fabrizio Bosso, Gegè Telesforo (Love and other contradiction 2007 cd Groovemasteredition), Stefano Di Battista, Maurizio Giammarco, Gianluca Petrella, Fabrizio Sferra, Ares Tavolazzi, Ramberto Ciammarughi, Heyn Van De Geyn, Aaron Goldberg Greg Hutchinson Matt Penman (“Handmade” 2014 cd Jandomusic) and many others.