Giulio Carmassi is a producer, arranger, film composer and multi instrumentalist.
Carmassi is a member of the Pat Metheny Unity Group, with which he's recorded the 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 just finished an 11 months world tour with Metheny that visited 40 countries in 2014.
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 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 recording with some of the best instrumentalists (Will Lee, Chuck Loeb, Steve Gadd, Oz Noy, Keiko Matsui).
And then there's his YouTube channel with almost a million and a half views where Carmassi plays, records and films music videos of all kinds, from symphonic rock extravaganzas, to broadway songs, to fusion jazz music and hard rock.
Carmassi's 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.