Guitarist and composer born in Rome.
Nicola's passion for the guitar and jazz begins back in the late 70s. He goes in the legendary Rome Jazz Club as the "Music Inn", where it grows playing with great Italian musicians such as Massimo Urbani and Giovanni Tommaso. Later he devoted himself more intesively to the study of Classical guitar and Arrangement. On his way he meets great jazz musicians such as Kirk Lightsey, Steve Grossman and Philip Catherine, but also cooperates with important composers such as Nicola Piovani, and with the Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome.
The advantage of Nicola Puglielli is to have re-evaluated and modernized the acoustic guitar in jazz. His solo concert is an unusual mix of classical, jazz improvisation and suggestions of the European tradition – always on the trail of Django Reinhardt, the first jazz musician of the old continent that exceeded the boundaries of languages and styles. Puglielli acoustic strings that have a distinct sound and decided to incorporate this speech, transform it into a modern jazz and original but with an Italian accent. His repertoire is full of quotations from jazz standards, but also of refined songs, Latin rhythms and his own compositions. As a soloist Nicola Puglielli gained several awards in international contests such as Carrefour Mondial de Guitare in Martinique.
With his trio he has recorded two CDs. The first, "In the Middle", was produced in 2000 by German label Jardis and has aroused great interest from critics that defines Puglielli "a new star of the jazz guitar" (Akustik Gitarre, Germany) and "a surprise to those who had forgotten the acoustic guitar" (All about Jazz, Italy). The second is the "Viaggio ConCorde".
To celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi's in 2013 realized two projects elaborating Verdi's music becoming CD's in 2014:”I Trovatori”, a gipsy jazz interpretation from Il Trovatore and “Play Verdi”, ouvertures arrangements for jazz quartet.
Nicola's Classical Repertoire:
Vals venezoalano (Lauro), Preludio in D (da Cello Suites. Bach), Testament Amelia (Llobet) , Rumba (Pena), Limosna (Barrios) Variazioni tema Haendel (Giuliani), Suite in Mi min (De Viseè), Suite (Brescianello), Saltarello (Galilei), studio 11 (Villa Lobos), Odeon (Nazareth) Guitar choro (Gangi), Brejero (Nazareth/Barrios), Preludio in C (dal Clavicembalo ben temperato. Bach), Fandango (Trad. Usa) , Son de Carilloes (Reis)