Raul Gagliardi is an experienced and creative jazz guitarist, composer and music tutor. During his career he acquired 15+ years of experience in teaching electric and acoustic guitar as well as ensemble music and jazz harmony to students from all levels and backgrounds.
After many years of independent study, Raul attended the B.Mus Jazz Music programme at Conservatorio Stanislao Giacomantonio in Cosenza (Italy) where he had the pleasure to be tutored by musicians of the likes of Lutte Berg, Lucio Ferrara, Davide Santorsola, Nicola Pisani and Roberto Spadoni. He also took part in various workshop with both italian and international artists such as: Umberto Fiorentino, Ramberto Ciammarughi, Micheal Rosen, Bebo Ferra and Roberto Taufic.
From 1998 to present, Raul has been performing in a number of different projects. For many of them, he has composed and arranged original compositions. From 1998 to 2003 he performed with Vinagre, an ethno-jazz project which resulted in an album of the same name. In 2004 he lent his talent to the recording session of the Mandara project's album "Alatùl". From 2009 to present, he has been involved in composing, arranging and performing his own original compositions with Amanita Trio, which were later conveyed into "Gente a Sud", a critically acclaimed album which is constantly exploring a synthesis between contemporary jazz and far-away roots. This line-up has performed all over Italy in venues and festivals such as Casa del Jazz (Rome) and Reggio in Jazz (Reggio Calabria).
Along his performing career, Raul has also gained experience in composing original music for theatre plays.