rocco romano

Guitarist, Composer, educator

Rocco Romano is an Italian guitarist and composer based in Cologne, who graduated at the ArtEZ Conservatory in Arnhem (NL) in 2019. 

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During his formative years, he attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston (2014), won the “Locomotive Jazz Festival Giovani” contest (2015), and played and recorded together with musicians such as Jerome Hol, Michiel Braam, René Creemers, Andre Groen, Pieter Douma and Alan Purves.

He performs in several music festivals such as North Sea Jazz, Cologne Jazz Week, Moers Festival, MusicMeeting, InJazz, Lowlands, Make-it Jazz, and more. 

He is currently busy in the modern jazz scene in Cologne and surroundings. 

His primary language is inspired by jazz and early rock music, to which he combines electronic, minimal and free improvised approaches.