Guitarist, composer and music educator Fabio Mariani was born in Rome in 1962. For many years he has worked with many of the top Italian pop artists, including Pino Daniele, Claudio Baglioni, Teresa De Sio, Renato Zero, Mimmo Locasciulli, Ivan Graziani, Bruno Martino and Gigi Proietti. In the jazz world, he has worked with Jeff Berlin, Danny Gottlieb, Roberto Gatto, Stefano Di Battista, Rosario Giuliani, Danilo Rea, Maurizio Giammarco, Nicola Stilo, Roberto Ottaviano, Danilo Terenzi, Tiziano Tononi, Piero Leveratto, Scott Reeves, Ray Anderson, Richard Smith, Giorgio Roscigilione, Gegè Munari, Giampaolo Ascolese, Dario Rosciglione, Michael Rosen, Stefano Sastro, Andrea Beneventano, Stefano Sabatini, Stefano Lestini, Pino Iodice, Pietro Iodice, Max Ionata, Pippo Matino, Amedeo Ariano, Luca Bulgarelli, Enzo Pietropaoli, Nicki Nicolai, Paolo Recchia, and many others.
Fabio has released seven albums as a bandleader: Digital Connection (1988), Gate 32 (1993), Nadi (2003), Jazz Appeal (2005), Estasi (EP, 2006), Senza Parole (2009), and Ce Vo’ Pazienza (2011). He has performed in Hollywood, Chicago, Milwaukee and New York, was a guest on CBS News in Chicago, and has toured extensively in Europe.
Fabio wrote “Trattato di Chitarra Jazz” (published by Warner Italia) in 1984. He has held seminars and clinics all over Italy and the USA; and in 1990, was the first Italian musician invited to Musicians Institute (Hollywood) and USC (University of Southern California). In 1991, he founded the University of Music in Rome (UM), the most important modern music school in Italy. And in 2011 he launched a new online music school called iLessons, designed for iPads and iPhones.