Simone Basile is an Italian guitarist born in Taranto, Italy. As a child, he had studied acoustic guitar, though later, under the influence of M° Salvatore Russo, his interest for electric guitar grew and led to him developing a passion for blues and jazz music. Guided by M° Umberto Fiorentino, in 2017 he graduated with a distinction at Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence, with a specialization in jazz guitar.
He has attended many seminars and private lessons with international artists such as Gilad Hekselman, Peter Bernstein, Joe Martin, Bill O’Connell, Dave Kilminster, Scott Henderson, Greg Hutchinson, Roberto Gatto, Rotem Sivan, Jesper Bodilsen and more.
Last year he was identified as one of the greatest Italian jazz talents at the national contest “Chicco Bettinardi” in Piacenza.
In 2016 his first mini EP was released by Joe Black Production, and is available on most major musical platforms including; iTunes, Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music.
Currently, he is working on two projects: “Simone Basile Trio” and “Simone Basile Quartet”.