Giulio Carmassi is a producer, arranger, film composer, video artist and multi instrumentalist.
Carmassi is a member of the Pat Metheny Unity Group, with which he's recorded the 2014 album "Kin", on piano, vocals, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, flute, saxophone, vibraphone, french horn and cello.
The album debuted #1 in the jazz charts, and the group brought home both the "best album" and "best band" nods from DownBeat magazine.
He's also toured with the Pat Metheny Unity Group for a year long through 40 countries, on piano, trumpet and vocals.
Before that he was with the "Will Lee's Family" band, alongside Steve Gadd, Chuck Loeb and Oli Rockberger,
alternating tenor saxophone, trumpet, organ, guitar and vocals on stage.
Carmassi has had a very eclectic musical past that spans from recording with Ginger Wildheart for his project "Hey! Hello!" (#1 UK rock charts), to arranging and playing piano and horns for Emmy Rossum (Shameless, Phantom of the Opera), to scoring indie movies ("Somewhere tonight" with John Turturro, "Let Them Chirp Awhile" with Brendan Sexton, "Serial Buddies" with Christopher Lloyd), to playing with some of the best instrumentalists (Oz Noy, Keiko Matsui, Lew Soloff, Grace Kelly).
His YouTube channel has collected almost a million and a half views. Carmassi plays, records, films end edits music videos of all kinds, from symphonic rock extravaganzas, to broadway songs, to fusion jazz music and hard rock.
His inspirations in music are the great composer-arrangers like Dave Grusin, Claus Ogerman, Michel Legrand, Vangelis, Ennio Morricone and John Barry. But also Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon and Carly Simon.
His aim is to fuse orchestra, vintage sounds and electronic music, into an emotional, expensive soundscape.
Born and raised in Italy, Giulio Carmassi is now based between New York and Los Angeles.