Born in Locarno Fabio Mignola studied with professor Dante Brenna and graduated 1991 at Conservatory Donizetti in Bergamo. He followed masterclasses with Alberto Ponce, Alexandre Rodrigues and Ralph Towner. He appeared as guitarist in TV shows for the channels TSI, DRS, SAT 1, TV 3 and performed live for the radio channels RSI1 and SRDRS1. As a freelance musician he has worked with swiss star Nella Martinetti, Marco Zappa, Mauro Bonomi, Paolo Cattaneo (Italy), Roby Nogueira (Portugal) and the Franco Brambati Group (Italy). His recordings are published by the labels ACTIV, BELOTON (Russia), BONMUSIC, CHINDERWAELT, TM Century (USA), TYROLIS, UNIVERSAL and ZYTGLOGGE. ----- 'Slow dancin'' reached: #1 on WCJZ (May & June 2005) #4 on Live365.com 'New and Hot Jazz' (Aug & Nov 2004) #9 on Echo Smooth Jazz (August 2004) and was also chosen by TM Century for the compilation 'Prime Cuts Smooth Jazz 009'. REVIEWS: 'Guitarist, producer and arranger Fabio Mignola's latest release is 'Flyin' Away' a superb CD for any smooth jazz guitar fan. From the opening track 'Morning Fun' you'll be completely swept away with Fabio's mastery of the guitar.' David Williams - ECHO SMOOTH JAZZ - UK '3 out of 4 Stars...Mignola gives the listener a style much like Peter White and Acoustic Alchemy. It's very cheerful and at the same time, very relaxing. My personal favorite tracks were 'Morning Fun' and the title track. I liked the CD and hope it goes far. ' Mike James - SMOOTH JAZZ AND MORE - USA 'This month's featured artist is: Smooth Jazz Guitarist, Producer & Arranger Fabio Mignola from Switzerland...Fabio Mignola's guitar-playing is a cross between Earl Klugh and Peter White. I found this CD an excellent Smooth Jazz CD.' David White - WHITESTER RADIO-SMOOTH JAZZ - USA 'Mignola's guitar voice is smooth and full of talent. All the way from "Morning Fun' up through "Chameleon". His music carries a relaxing tone. 'Flyin' Away' is a piece of smooth jazz compacted between sounds and emotions. The ballad 'Slow Dancin' allows Mignola to prove the mastery of his instrument.' Dr. Ana Isabel Ordonez - JAZZREVIEW.COM - USA 'Fabio's guitar playing is well suited to the discriminating Smooth Jazz fan whether they be from the U.S., Britain, Canada, Germany or anywhere in the world where beautiful music is appreciated. The opening track, 'Morning Fun' quickly asserts his mastery of his instrument as he begins the album and our day with an enjoyable wakening tune. The title track, 'Flyin' Away' manages to lift you to new heights of Smooth Jazz appreciation as he weaves an intricate tapestry of sounds and sensations...Probably my favorite track from this album is the romantic ballad 'Slow Dancin''. Songs like that make me want to grab my wife and go from one end of the house to another entwined in each other's arms with eyes only for the one you love...All in all Flyin' Away is very good ear candy with substance. Fabio probably isn't breaking any trends or setting the standards for the new Smooth Jazz movements, but then again he does seem to know what we like. If he continues in this musical vein then we should start hearing more from him over here in the Western Hemisphere. Fabio Mignola has the chops to make a name for himself in the world of mainstream Smooth Jazz.' Derick Winterberg - THE SMOOTH JAZZ SITE - USA.
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