Giuseppe Mirabella is an Italian jazz guitarist, computer engineer and guitar researcher.
He graduated in computer engineering from the University of Catania and in jazz arranging and composition from the Conservatorium of Messina.
He was awarded with a Berklee scholarship at the Umbria Jazz Festival in 1999 and with the 1st prize at the "Eddie Lang Festival", the most important Italian jazz guitar competition, in 2001.
He has toured and recorded with many jazz musicians such as Dado Moroni, Francesco Cafiso, Adam Nussbaum, Reggie Johnson, Giovanni Mazzarino, Dino Rubino, Emanuele Cisi, Paolino Dalla Porta among many others, and he has recorded both as a leader and as a sideman for some of the most important Italian jazz labels (Phylology, Abeat and Paolo Fresu’s Tuk Music).
He is a very passionate and highly referenced educator: during the years he has done ordinary lessons and seminars teaching jazz guitar, modern harmony, music technology and computer programming. He has also collaborated with the faculty of engineering of Catania by doing seminars about audio signals digital processing, music technology and computer music.
Giuseppe is the conceiver of guitarLayers, a guitar education software designed and developed together with the software architect Alberto Lardizzone, distributed by Apple and used by schools, teachers and guitarists all over the world.
Recordings as sideman
My Shining Hours - Cinzia Roncelli feat. Francesco Cafiso - (Philology)
Dear George - Flora Faja (feat. Francesco Cafiso e Adam Nussbaum) - (Brass Records)
Red Inside - Antonella Catanese (Jazzy Records)
Day by Day - Esmeralda Ferrara - (Philology)
Give me Five by Foot' (Tùk Music)
Jazz Café, Vol. 4 (Chillin Guitar Classics in Lounge) - (Believe)
Piazza... In Arte - (Inarte Records)
Live in Biancavilla - (Anagliphos)
guitarLayer is a software conceived in order to enhance guitar fretboard visual knowledge.
guitarLayers allows you to manage notes combinations and to put scales, chords and arpeggios in mutual relation on the fretboard by harmonizing and overlapping them with a powerful layers system and advanced graphical interface controls
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