Biography Guitarist and composer Stefano Romerio was born on May 17th 1970 in Lugano - Switzerland. His music career began at an early age playing pop music in local bands and in one in particular, “La Cosca”. The band toured Southern Europe with concerts at legendary Swiss music clubs such as the "Atlantis” in Basel and the “Bierhuebeli” in Bern. Then Stefano discovered his real passion for jazz music and its great masters, so he decided to move to Bern and attend the famous Swiss Jazz School. During these years the guitarist took part in various music projects including one with the well-respected trumpet player Franco Ambrosetti’s group for the “CH New Jazz Festival”. After having obtained his degree, encouraged by Joe Haider (ex SJS director) to develop his own musical identity, Stefano flew to New York. In the world’s Jazz capital, he had the opportunity to study with great guitar masters like John Abercrombie, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Peter Bernstein. Six months into this incredible musical and life experience, Stefano was presented with an attractive work opportunity in Europe. He decided to move back to the old continent and specifically to Berlin-Germany, where several important collaborations took place, including the ones with the drummer Salvatore Tranchini and the guitarist Giorgio Crobu. After a year spent in Germany, the "Big Apple" Jazz music scene and lifestyle was calling Stefano back, and in 2000 he once again found himself in New York, working with artists such as Antonia Bennett, George Schueller, Leo Tardin and Ada Rovatti, while performing in some of the city’s best Jazz clubs including the Metroplitan Café, the C-Note and the Kavehaz. Stefano’s stint in the United States lasted four years this time, culminating with the recording of his debut album “From Where We Stand”. The recording quartet, including Stefano Romerio, also comprises Russ Johnson (trumpet), Dave Mason (drums) and Thomas Morgan (upright bass). The Italian Jazz label Splasch is releasing ”From Where We Stand” in May 2006.