Osvaldo Lo Iacono


h 16:00 – 19:00
Saint Louis
cimarra street, 19/b

Osvaldo Lo Iacono’s masterclass “Beyond the Blues” is an in-depth seminar that starts from the roots of the blues language

then delving into the world of contaminations with Jazz, Funk and Soul, to the fascinating techniques from “Outside Playing for Guitar,” a book by Osvaldo Lo Iacono published by Volontè & Co. editions.

“Beyond the Blues” – Masterclass by Osvaldo Lo Iacono.
Saturday, April 1, 2023
h 16:00 – 19:00
Saint Louis via cimarra, 19/b

Academic course credits: 1/2 CFA
Participation fees: € 15 Saint Louis students; € 30 outside

During the masterclass Osvaldo Lo Iacono will talk about:

  • Blues scales: conscious use
  • Rail scales
  • Triad pairs and hexatonic scales
  • Enclosures
  • Dominant pentatonics
  • Techniques for developing phrasing from a rhythmic perspective: hemiolia, contrasting rhythmic and melodic cells, broken 16thj and more
  • Outside Playing

Osvaldo Lo Iacono

Professional guitarist from Sicily, who trained in his youth as a self-taught musician on the records of Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Albert Collins, etc., which his father passionately treasured.

Growing up, he then discovered the vast world of Jazz, starting with the masterpieces of Miles Davis, and thus began to build his own style that still encompasses his main influences, a personal style thus steeped in Blues, Jazz, Funk and Rock.

In his career there are both solo projects such as the Osvaldo Lo Iacono Trio and, of course, work alongside numerous names in music: Amii Stewart, Antonella Ruggiero, Mario Biondi, Orchestra Jazz Siciliana Brass Group, Billy Cobham, Fabrizio Bosso, Fabio Concato, Mauro Ermanno Giovanardi, Deborah Iurato, Mariella Nava, Fiordaliso and others.