Double bass

Age: 26 years old

Country: Italy

If we wanted to summarize in one word: eclecticism. Since his birth in 1993, Martino De Franceschi was exposed to different musical genres: classical music, American swing, Italian popular songs, blues, South American folk music, and then also metal, rock, funk, and pop. Only at the age of 16 he decides to pick up the bass guitar and at 20 he switches to the double bass, focusing mainly on jazz and popular music and deciding to master the instrumental technique.

After the bachelor degree in jazz bass guitar at the conservatory of Mantova at the moment he is attending the master course in Jazz at the conservatory of Vicenza. He attended the summer workshop of Tuscia jazz (2016) and Nuoro Jazz (2017 and 2018) and he attended several masterclass (Reuben Rogers, Kenny Barron, Paolino Dalla Porta, Orlando Le Fleming, Joe Lovano, Dario Deidda, and many others). Meanwhile he starts playing and recording with several musician from his hometown, Verona, and from around the north of Italy, accumulating experience in different context and from several musical cultures.

His aim in the future is to combine all these various influences and condense them into new compositions that also include a versatile approach to instrumental technique that he has developed in the recent years.

Photo credit: Bruno Rumen