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 years as a music student, 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, René Creemers, Andre Groen, Pieter Douma and Alan Purves.

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

He is currently busy in the modern jazz scene in Germany and The Netherlands. 

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