Gavino Loche

Artist of the Month | June 2012


Gavino uses the PowerMix Trinity System in his guitar:

“With the K&K PowerMix Trinity System you have total control of the guitar’s sound. If you want to hear the REAL sound of your guitar try the PowerMix Trinity!”

In 2010 he won the award for the best up-and-coming Italian guitar player at the annual A.D.G.P.A (Atkins-Dadi Guitar Player Association Italy) convention.

The judges of the competition were big names such as John Doan (USA), Raynner Falk (Austria), François Sciortino (France). After having been the prize-winner of the “Concorso italiano chitarre 2010” (Italian Guitar Contest 2010), his composition was included in the compilation “Notte delle chitarre” (Night of Guitars).

He has recorded five albums: “Music & Colours Lounge Compilation, vol. 1,2,3” for Volare Airlines, “L’ombra dell’albero” featuring the Tuscan trumpet player Renato Cantini and “Where was I?“, his first solo album. He has also been co-composer of the 2008 tv campaign “Pubbicità Progresso” (a non profit Italian “Trademark” created to awaken public opinion in social issues) broadcasted by Mediaset, Italy.

He has taken part in several jazz and blues festivals, such as:

  • 44th edition of International Pori jazz festival (Finland)
  • Festival de la Guitare (France)
  • Bofest (Bologna, Italy)
  • Guitar International Rendez-vous (Conegliano, Italy)
  • Acoustic Guitar Meeting (Sarzana, Italy)
  • Ethnic Meeting of Music and Arts in Sardinia (Olbia, Sardinia)
  • Pejfujazz (Perfugas, Sardinia)
  • Ethnòs (Martis, Sardinia)
  • Festival delle arti (Bologna, Italy)
  • Concerto di Natale (Christmas concert), (teatro Bellinzona, Bologna, Italy) et cetera.

From 2003 to 2010 he also held the positions of teacher and deputy headmaster at the school of music “Sonos” in the province of Sassari, Sardinia. He is currently artistic director of “Pejfujazz” and the ” Mille e un Nuraghe” festivals in Sardinia.

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