Simone Gubbiotti




Guitarist Simone Gubbiotti is a musician with a strong presence in both the
USA and Europe. Based in Umbria (Italy) Simone frequents the US regularly
where he performs with musicians including Sid Jacobs, Joe La Barbera, Adam
Nussbaum, Arthur Blythe, Peter Erskine, Darek Oles, Danny Gottlieb and Jay
Music was not Simone’s first passion, he began his career in the world of
sport where he played professionally for a number of top Italian soccer clubs
including AC Milan. After sustaining a serious knee injury Simone took the
decision to refocus and pursue a career in music. Simone initially studied
jazz guitar locally in his native Italy and later furthered his studies at the
Berklee college of Music and the G.I.T in los Angeles. Simone has performed
throughout Europe and the United States, both as a sideman and leader,
however it is since his signing with New York based label Dot Time records
that Simone has started to gain the attention he deserves.
Simone’s first releases as a leader “racce di Eoni” (feat. Joe La Barbera and Darek
Oles) and “Sinergy” (with Joe La Barbera and Joe Bagg) were well received both
by the public and press. Simone’s latest release “Promise to a Friend” (2012) on
Dot Time records is a set of 10 original compositions and features Peter Erskine
on drums and Darek Oles on double bass.
The compositions recorded on this CD mark a milestone in Simone’s career,
Simone states in the liner notes “This recording was born out of these
reflections and the experiences of my personal journey over the past few
years. It’s dedicated in particular to a wonderful friend who I believe saved my
life. Paolo showed me that I can be who I want to be and even though Paolo is
no longer with us he was able to teach me the importance of treating life with
the right attitude and vision.”