In May this year, Italian guitarist Simone Gubbiotti will embark on his first tour of Scotland. Since the release of his third album “Resilience” in 2015, Gubbiotti has been generating a great deal of attention from both press and radio both in his native Italy and abroad.
Simone’s first release on Dot Time Records was “Promise to my Friend” was recorded late 2011 in L.A. together with Peter Erskine and Darek Oles. Following up on this, Simone changed format to record “The Hammond Trio” with Joe Bagg (Hammond Organ) and Joe LaBarbera (Drums).
His latest release Resilience see’s Gubbiotti return to the traditional trio line up of Guitar, Bass and Drums. Recorded in New York the album was features bassist Jay Anderson and Adam Nussbaum on drums.
Joining Simone on the Scottish tour will be his Italian trio featuring Davide Liberti on double bass and Ruben Bellavia on drums.
Tour dates are as follows:
May 4th: The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh
May 5th: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen
May 6th: Dundee Jazz Club, Dundee
May 8th: Whighams Jazz Club, Edinburgh
May 12th: Hippodrome, Eyemouth
May 13th: Jazz Cafe, Newcastle
July 1st, Sant’Apollinare Jazz Festival, Perugia
Below is some footage of Simone in the studio during the recording of Promise to my Friend.