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Francesco Cigna

As the son of a jazz musician, the Sicilian born Francesco was exposed to the wonders of music from an early age. He started playing guitar at the age of 9 and soon got into jazz music.

Influenced by guitar players such as: Jimmy Raney, Wes Montgomery and Grant Green as well as other instrumentalists especially Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Francesco has since developed his voice as a musician/composer.

His releases count the critically acclaimed album Blue Notes (calibrated), with the band ReBop Union, an international quintet that features leading Scandinavian and Italian musicians such as Thomas Fryland (Dk) and Orazio Maugeri (It).

Lately he started collaborating with the Pianist Erik Ørum von Spreckelsen with whom he will release an album in May 2011.

Besides leading his own projects, Francesco plays as a side man in various projects and ensembles. In his short career he has already had the opportunity to work with numerous outstanding musicians.