Born in Genova september 29 1955.
In 1961 he moves to Rome and debuts professionally in 1975 with “Trio Di Roma” (Danilo Rea and Roberto Gatto).
Performed and recorded with many significant musicians as
Franco Ambrosetti, Chet Baker, Flavio Boltro, Lester Bowie, Art Farmer, Paolo Fresu, Enrico Rava, Woody Shaw, Kenny Wheeler, Bob Berg, Michael Brecker, Ronnie Cuber, Maurizio Giammarco, Rosario Giuliani, Johnny Griffin, Steve Grossman, Lee Konitz, Gabriele Mirabassi, Sal Nistico, Archie Shepp, Pietro Tonolo, Gianluigi Trovesi, Massimo Urbani, Phil Woods, Mark Turner, Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Knepper, Albert Mangelsdorff, Dino Piana, Toots Thielemans, Gianni Coscia, Richard Galliano, Brian Auger, Stefano Bollani, Ray Bryant, George Gruntz, Evan Lurie, Rita Marcotulli, Horace Parlan, Enrico Pieranunzi, Ben Sidran, Cedar Walton, John Taylor. Bobby Hutcherson, Jay Clayton, Maria Pia De Vito, Norma Winstone, John Abercrombie, Roberto Ciotti, Christian Escoudè, Pat Metheny, Joe Pass, John Scofield, Ginger Baker, Han Bennink, Kenny Clarke, Billy Cobham, Daniel Humair, Alvin Queen, Fabrizio Sferra, Gianmaria Testa and many others.

Awards:

1987 Musica Jazz magazine

– Top Jazz – “Lingomania” (with M.Giammarco/D.Rea/U.Fiorentino/R.Gatto) Best Italian Group
1988 Guitar Club magazine – I Vostri Preferiti – “Lingomania” Best Italian Group

1988 Guitar Club – I Vostri Preferiti – Best Jazz Bassist

1988 Musica Jazz – Top Jazz – “Space Jazz Trio” (with E.Pieranunzi/F.Sferra) Best Italian Group

1989 Guitar Club – I Vostri Preferiti – “Lingomania” Best Group

1989 Guitar Club – I Vostri Preferiti – Best Jazz Bass Player

1989 Musica Jazz – Top Jazz – “Space Jazz Trio” Best Italian Group

1990 Guitar Club – I Vostri Preferiti – Best Italian Jazz Bass Player

1998 Musica Jazz – Top Jazz – Doctor 3 (with D.Rea/F.Sferra) “The Tales Of Doctor 3” Best Italian Record

1999 Musica & Dischi magazine – Doctor 3 “The Songs Remain The Same” Best Italian Jazz Record

1999 Musica Jazz – Top Jazz – “Doctor 3” Best Italian Group

1999 Musica Jazz – Top Jazz – “Shades Of Chet” (E.Rava-P.Fresu Quintet with S.Bollani/R.Gatto)Best Italian Record

2001 Musica Jazz – Top Jazz – “Doctor 3” Best Italian Group

2003 Musica Jazz – Top Jazz – “Doctor 3” Best Italian Group

2011 Musica Jazz – Top Jazz – Instrumentalist of the year – Bass

2013 Musica Jazz – Top Jazz – “Enzo Pietropaoli Quartet” Best Italian Group

He performed in Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, U.K., Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Luxemburg, Russia, Serbia, Canada, U.S.A, Brazil, New Caledonia, Senegal, Israel, China, India, Maroc, Algeria, Etiopia, Kenia, Tunisia, Syria.

Video:

Doctor 3 ” Live alla Casa Del Jazz” dvd Moovy Video Production

Francesco Bruno Ensemble ” Le Parole Altre” il lungo viaggio di Tiziano Terzani dvd L’Espresso

“Rava l’opéra va – Concerto all’Olimpico” vhs Totem

“Enrico Rava Live In Montreal” dvd Universal

“Guarda Che Luna!” dvd Radiofandango (with E.Rava, S.Bollani, Banda Osiris, P.Ponzo)

He partecipates in Video Drum Lessons by Roberto Gatto (Batteria ! vol. 1 and vol. 2) and Billy Cobham (Drums by design).

As a soloist “session-man” he partecipated in many soundtracks recordings such as:

Piccolo Diavolo, Johnny Stecchino, Il Mostro ( R. Benigni / E. Lurie )

Verso Sera, Il Grande Cocomero, Con Gli Occhi Chiusi, L’Albero Delle Pere, Domani ( F. Archibugi / B. Lena )

Ferie d’Agosto, Ovo Sodo (P. Virzì / B. Lena)

Gente Di Roma (E.Scola/A.Trovajoli)

La Rivincita di Natale (P.Avati/R.Ortolani)

Go go Tales (A.Ferrara /F.Cuipers)

Piano Solo (R.Milani/L.Marchitelli)

Basilicata Coast To Coast (R.Papaleo/R.Marcotulli)

La Grande Bellezza (P.Sorrentino/L.Marchitelli) and many others

on 2012 he composes the soundtrack for “Appartamento Ad Atene” movie, this film will be awarded in many film festivals all over the world.

He appears on “Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz” by Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler (1999).

As a musical productor and arranger he realized Piero Brega’s cd “Come Li Viandanti” Il Manifesto 2004, awarded with “Premio Ciampi” on 2005, and Fratelli Mancuso’s “Cantu” Amiata Records 2003.

His discography can count on about 100albums.

As a band leader he recorded nine CD :

“YATRA vol.3”

JandoMusic e VVJ 2015

ENZO PIETROPAOLI QUARTET with Fulvio Sigurtà – Julian Mazzariello – Alessandro Paternesi

SOLO

fonè 2015

double bass solo

“YATRA vol . 2”

JandoMusic e VVJ 2013

ENZO PIETROPAOLI QUARTET with Fulvio Sigurtà – Julian Mazzariello – Alessandro Paternesi

“YATRA”

JandoMusic e VVJ 2011

ENZO PIETROPAOLI QUARTET with Fulvio Sigurtà – Julian Mazzariello – Alessandro Paternesi

“NOTA DI BASSO”

Sljc 2008

double bass solo e loop machine

“URBAN WALTZ”

Vvj 2000

with Gabriele Mirabassi – Marcello Sirignano e Marcello Di Leonardo

“STOLEN SONGS”

Splasc(h) 1995

with Maria Pia De Vito-Battista Lena-Glauco Venier-Roberto Dani

“TO…”

Sentemo 1992

with Enrico Rava e il Quartetto d’archi “Insieme Strumentale di Roma”

“ORANGE PARK”

Gala Record 1989

with Paolo Fresu – Maurizio Giammarco – Enrico Pieranunzi – Danilo Rea – Umberto Fiorentino – Roberto Gatto