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Antonio Cocuzzo

        Antonio Cocuzzo is a Canadian guitarist, educator and composer. A guitarist for over 13 years Antonio has developed a strong set of musical skills and experiences ranging from performance, session work, composition, teaching and more. A well-schooled musician, Antonio has studied music in the royal conservatory system as well as at the post-secondary level. Antonio briefly studied at York University where he was awarded the Oscar Peterson Jazz performance scholarship.  Currently, Antonio is completing a degree in performance from Berklee College of Music in Boston MA. Encompassing  a wide musical vocabulary Antonio has studied various genres including Jazz, Classical, Brazilian, pop, R&B, Rock and Blues. Antonio has also had the privilege to study under Freddy Bryant , Sheryl Bailey, Jon Wheatley, Tomo Fujita, Norm Zocher, Leo Blanco, Mike Cado and Robb Cappelletto. As a composer, Antonio is well versed in different styles and formats. From classical guitar works to large jazz/contemporary ensembles he is able to create wonderful compositions with a pervading unique style. Antonio's compositional experience contributes to Daniel Monte's sound and musical arraignments, His diverse and subtle guitar style compliments the Daniel Monte repertoire beautifully as it adds to the music while allowing space for the other instruments creating a harmonious balance. Antonio’s passion for music is not only evident  in his work but also manifested in his desire and enjoyment in being able to contribute and collaborate creatively with his bandmates and other artist.