Archive for June 23rd, 2021

Roberto Tola – Kon Tiki

198774788_349196683229535_3844182924169869610_nRoberto Tola was born and raised in Sardinia Island, Sassari (Italy). He began studying music when he was just six years old. In 1976 he studied Cello in the Conservatory of Music in Sassari. Four years later he continued his studies of Modern and Jazz Guitar and established the sextet named Jazzmania. For this band he composed and arranged all musics collected in the album Preludio in 1985. Since 1989 he is a member of the Italian Jazz Big Band named “Blue Note Orchestra”, and from 1991 up to 2010 he is also the official guitarist of the “Orchestra Jazz della Sardegna” (Sardinia Jazz Orchestra), also conducted by well known Carla Bley, Bob Mintzer, Colin Towns, Giorgio Gaslini, Bruno Tommaso, Giancarlo Gazzani and others more.

In 2014 Roberto collaborated for the recording of CD album On The Corner with the famous and legendary English jazz-funk band Shakatak, and also with the English singer Jill Saward on her CD Endless Summer and the single “M is for Manhattan”, both released in June 2016. In May 2017 Roberto released his debut album, titled Bein’ Green featuring some international well known guest stars as Bob Mintzer, Najee, Bill McGee, Bill Sharpe, Jill Saward and Tim Collins. His next project was the album Colors (2020). Now he returns with his brand-new album Kon Tiki which will be released September 2021.