About

Born in June 1989, he started playing the piano early in his life, with a creative approach based on improvisation. After studying at the Conservatorio V. Bellini in Modica with Maestro Gianluca Abbate, he studied jazz music for two years at the Brass Group in Palermo. During his last year of high school he had the chance to be main piano teacher at the Musich Tech in Modica, a music school directed by Umberto Nerini, guitar player and writer of Italian magazine Chitarre.

In September 2008 he moved to Groningen in the Netherlands for studying at the Prins Claus Conservatorium. There, thanks to the unique jazz programme New York comes to Groningen, he attended everyday lessons given by New York based jazz masters and by some of the most appreciated Dutch musicians: David Berkman, Jasper Soffers, Marc van Roon, Ralph Peterson, Alex Sipiagin, Gene Jackson, Robin Eubanks, JD Walter, Dena DeRose, Don Braden, Mark Gross, Freddie Bryant, Joris Teepe, Steve Altenberg, Michael Moore, Elena Malinova, Anastasia Goldberg…

He attended masterclasses given by jazz legends Benny Golson and John Clayton. He participated to Siena Jazz Summer Workshop 2010, where he got lessons by Kenny Werner, John Taylor, Franco D’Andrea, Stefano Battaglia, Joel Frahm, Bobby Watson, Anders Jormin, Pietro Tonolo and Massimo Manzi.

With the band Pawel Klin Quartet he was finalist of the Dordtse Jazz Prijs 2011 in Dodrecht, the Netherlands.

He has played in many important European theaters and festivals (ELBJAZZ festival, Aarhus Jazz Festival, Swingin’ Groningen Festival, Stadschouwburg De Harmonie, Modica Miete Culture Contaminazioni Festival) with musicians such as Kristijan Krajncan (semi-finalist of Thelonious Monk Competition 2012), multiawarded and multi-instrumentalist George Dumitriu, Francesco Cusa, composer Signe Bisgaard, and many young talents such as Anna-Lena Schnabel, Konrad Ullrich and Sergej Avanesov.

He’s worked in trio with Joris Teepe, regular double bass player of jazz giants Benny Golson and Rashied Ali, and drummer Steve Altenberg, who has appeared as a sideman on over forty international releases having worked with, among others, Dr. Lonnie Smith, John Abercrombie, Randy Brecker, Barry Harris, Kevin Hays and Chris Potter. Giacomo Caruso Trio recorded the DVD Jazzin’ for Avis.

He’s the initiator, co-founder and President of Global Union of Young Artists, a nonprofit organization based in Modica (Italy) with the main objective of promoting the talent of young artists coming from all over the world.