Born in the heart of Italy in the late ‘80s, Roberto is a passionate trumpet player whose introduction to music began in his home with the piano music of his father Maurizio. He refined his skills under the tutelage of some of the best teachers in Rome, the last of which was Franco Piana. During this time Roberto performed with various local groups, ranging from Electronic, Pop, Latin and Jazz. Roberto has an eclectic taste in music and draws his influence from a range of cultures and genres, though he especially appreciates Latin and Jazz music.

His greatest influences are Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and the Italian trumpet player Fabrizio Bosso. Pursuing his passion to find his own personal sound and style has taken him across the world, participating in many musical experiments and gigs in Rome, Munich, Prague, Budapest, Dubai and Melbourne. Roberto lives in Brisbane, Australia; a city that he deeply loves. While you’ll mostly find him there performing Jazz and Gypsy Jazz gigs, he’s also had the opportunity to play in some of the most renowned and inspiring venues and Music Festivals in Australia. With a relentless thirst to progress his gift, Roberto is active in many projects exploring the boundaries between Jazz, Gypsy Jazz, Bossa Nova and Latin Music.

Roberto Fontana