Mario Mazzenga

Self-taught, graduate of the Frosinone Conservatory in Solfeggio, Church Organ (5th year) and in Jazz Arrangement. Among many collaborations and performances stand out the names of Giancarlo Schiaffini, Rosario Giuliani, Enrico Rava, Franco d’Andrea, Ettore Fioravanti, Gerardo Iacoucci, Avishai Cohen, Luca Aquino, Calvin Weston, Eugenio Colombo, Pietro Condorelli, Aldo Bassi, Lello Panico, Crystal White, William Stravato, Dan Moretti, Guthrie Govan, Nico Sufano, Stefano Micarelli…
He recorded for William Stravato, Piccola Orchestra La Viola (collaborations with Angelo Branduardi, Franco Battiato, Daniele Sepe, Beppe Barra, Riccardo Tesi, Eugenio Bennato, Alfio Antico, Hector Ulises Passerella, Arnoldo Foa, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Lino Cannavacciuolo, Mosen Kassirosafar, Vincenzo Zitello, Cecilia Chailly, Marc Perrone), Calvin Weston (Ornette Coleman, Lounge Lizards, Marc Ribot, Vernon Reid), Dan Moretti (Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Mike Stern, Dave Samuels, Dave Liebman), Lokomotive Trio;
and also for Guitar Nine Records, Lion Music, Liquid Note Records, Il Manifesto, TiM Records, Dodicilune, Jazz Off Collection – RAI Trade.
He participated at: 70° Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, I Concerti del Quirinale, Edinburgh Jazz Festival, European Jazz Expo (Cagliari), Atina Jazz Festival, Eddie Lang Jazz Festival, Liri Blues Festival, Jazzflirt Festival (Formia), Disma Music Show, Camogliano Blues, Castelfranco Blues, Festival della Creativita’ (Firenze), Tropea Blues, Rimini “Groove City”, Trasimeno Blues Festival, ecc
In 2006 does part of the Jazz Orchestra of the Conservatory of Frosinone and was chosen by MAYONES Guitars & Basses as the first official endorser for Italy.
He accompanied touring artists, including the actor Fabio d’Avino and singers Edoardo Agnelli, Marco Ferradini, and from 2002 till now Anna Tatangelo (Domenica In, Top of the Pops, Video Italia, CD Live, Scalo 76, Miss Italia, Volami nel Cuore, Carramba che Fortuna, Trofeo Birra Moretti, Buona Domenica, ecc.).