Maurizio Quintavalle

  • Born: (Italy)

Italian Bassist.
Maurizio Quintavalle was born in Bari, Italy, on July 27,1957.He was drawn to music at age 11 starting with the guitar and then moving to the bass guitar at 13.
He began playing pop music at local clubs and dances and in 1979 he had joined with the jazzrock group "Baricentro" with which he began his professional activity.
This was followed by some tours with italian pop singers.It was around this time that he began listening to the great jazz bassists and decided to learn double bass.By 1979 he studied at the local Conservatory and in 1986 got his diplomas in Double Bass and Jazz Music .
During these years he began playing jazz music at local jazzclubs and festivals.By 1981 he also played folk music with the "Compagnia dell'arco" group,whose performances were broadcasted by television.

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