Sunday 19 January
Born in Naples in 1959. Renato began to study the saxophone on 1979 at the age of 20, with
virtuoso sax player Antonio Andolfi, then with Sal Nistico, Steve Grossman, Tony Scott. He started his professional career playing with Giovanni Tommaso big band for Pupi Avati’s
tv program in 1986/87.
In 1987 he received a full-tuition scholarship from Berklee College of Boston. International tours followed in 1991 with Tony Scott and on 1992 Renato toured Japan with
Yoshida Masahiro trio. In 1993 and 1995 he toured Japan again with the same trio. Tours of Europe with Art Farmer and Rachel Gould in 1996/97. His composition credits include music for an opera entitled “Seven Red Doors” by writer
Oberto Airaudi and several co-productions for IRMA Records as sax player and producer. In 1999 became resident in the UK.