Nicola Conte is one of the leading producers, DJ, musician & bandleader's in today's jazz scene. Hailing from Bari in Italy, Nicola Conte started out as a DJ at the seminal Fez Club in the early 1990's. In 1997 he produced the Paolo Achenza Trio on the Schema Label. His first solo album was 2000's Jet Sounds. The album was re-worked and released as Bossa per Due in the USA by Thievery Corporation. Signing to Blue Note Records in 1994 he released Other Directions the same year followed in 2008 by Rituals. More recently 2011's Love & Revolution and 2014's Free Souls albums have seen Nicola Conte cementing his position as one of the world's leading jazz artists.
Last year a collaborative album between Nicola Conte and Stefania Dipierro called Natural was released on Far Out Recordings. A mixture of Brazilian jazz, samba and bossa nova, the album showcases Nicola's band and Stefania's heavenly vocals.