As a DJ & Sound Designer, I work to create the perfect soundtrack for each individual event or environment.

The human element is crucial: to me, the role of the DJ is to find common ground between his own musical knowledge / identity, the vibe of the setting and the preferences of the crowd, making each event a uniquely curated and unforgettable live experience.

My favorite genres are Rock, Soul, Funk, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, World and Electronic.
I like to mix genres and explore a range of styles, alternating classics of the past with the biggest hits of today, striking a balance between famous crowd-pleasing favorites and lesser-known hidden gems I love to introduce to the audience.
I am currently the house DJ at Eataly Downtown NYC (WTC).
I have worked for many types of events including weddings, store openings and receptions, private parties, VIP events, nightclub performances, holidays, and outdoor festivals. As a sound designer, I seek to bring the personal touch of the DJ into every environment, drawing on my knowledge of multiple genres and eras of music from around the world to create the perfect atmosphere for any setting.
Past DJ engagements include:

The United Nations (in 2014 for “La Voce di New York” and in 2023 for a reception hosted by the Piedmont Region, Italy), The Bowery Electric, Niagara, Highline Ballroom, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park Boathouse, Cipriani Wall Street (in 2015 for Amaro Montenegro), Hotel Hilton Midtown (in 2016 for Italian Trade Agency), The Mark Hotel (2019 New Year’s Eve), Soho Ducati/Lamborghini Showroom, Duane Park Bowery, Ribalta, Refinery Rooftop, Russo’s On The Bay (for “Festival della Musica Italiana a New York”), Amorino Chelsea, Gold Bar Little Italy, Dyker Beach Golf Course, VespaPiaggio Showroom Soho, The Foundry Long Island City, Tarallucci & Vino, Capri Little Italy, Palma Cornelia Street, Lucciola Upper West Side, Osteria del Principe NYC, VIP Country Club New Rochelle, Ferrari (Indianapolis, 2019) Private VIP party.

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