MIKELE MONTOLLI

double-bassist composer

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Mikele Montolli (Verona, Italy ) studied violin from the age of seven switching later to electric bass. By the age of seventeen he had taken up classical double bass in Verona’s Conservatory. Following this he moved to Graz in Austria where he graduated in 2009 in Jazz Double Bass with the great Wayne Darling.

Joining the London Jazz scene since 2010, Mikele has toured various Jazz and World music festivals all over Europe, New York, Detroit, Tokyo, Indonesia, Hong Kong  and the Balkan Peninsula performing and recording  with such great artists as ''Sun Ra Arkestra'' Knoel Scott quartet and Marshall Allen, top U.K. Jazz singer Julie Dexter and Heidi Vogel, L.A. saxophone legend Don Menza, wonderful piano trios of Charlie Stacey, Sorin Zlat and Federico De Vittor, Afro-blues band “Seeds of Creation”, Sudanese acclaimed singer Amira Kheir and more thus building an extensive music vocabulary based on Afro American tradition fused with years of classical training and experimental form-free music. Michele appears on various soundtracks for the London National Television School and as live guest for the BBC television.

In 2017  Mikele released his first album  "SATELLITE HOUSE" and is currently working on his next release while tour extensively with De Sean Jones and his Detroit project KNMDK and Nita Aartsen from Indonesian jazz scene.

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