Ilio Volante, Italian composer of classical and jazz music. Born in Italy on 15 of May 1964, he was still a teenager when he started his music studies (saxophone) showing from the very beginning a particular predisposition towards music composition and Jazz music. At the age of 19 he won the audition for the Italian National Army Band stationed in Rome. He served it for 10 years under the direction of Col. Marino Bartolini. After which, he played in the Grenadiers of Sardinia's Band (Rome) and the Shape International Band (the official NATO Band) stationed in Mons (Belgium). In this last post, he held the position of 1st Tenor Saxophone , for three years. Additionally he helped the Director, MSG Allen Wittig, in composing original arrangements for the Big Band.
So far, in his career , he has written more than 200 tunes for several music formations. Starting from the Marching/Symphonic/Big Band's repertoire to the Symphonic Orchestra and Decimini/Quintetti/Trii, etc. His Band tunes are very widely appreciated, being conceived in a modern style. Moreover, they are not too difficult to play, resulting in music that is easy listening too. Furthermore, he has composed many songs for several singers that commissioned them according to their artistic skills. (Hide extended text) ... (Read all)
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