Samuele Vivian was born in Vicenza, Italy. At the age of ten he started playing the guitar of his father, a passionate hobby musician. After a couple of years, he started studying classical guitar at the conservatory A.Pedrollo in Vicenza with Angelo Amato, a pupil of the legendary Segovia. During this period he performed regularly with latin-jazz, ethno and chamber music formations.
After Classical Music Graduation in 2004 he moved to Croatia, where he cooperated in studio with well-known musicians of the balcan Pop and Jazz scene.
In 2005 Samuele Vivian started studying "University for Music and Dramatic Arts" in Graz (Austria), getting the chance to learn from Jazz Masters such as Dave Liebman, Billy Hart, John Abercrombie, Tommy Emmanuel, Bob Mintzer, Adam Nussmbaum, Jerry Bergonzi, Roy Haynes, Ben Riley, Michael Mossman, Ron McClure, Peter Herbolzheimer, Fritz Pauer, Don Menza, Guido Jeszensky and Renato Chicco.
In 2008, after touring Central America, Spain, Croatia, Italy, Austria and France he produced his first Album “Mediterranea” which features Alvis Reid from Jamaica on the bass, Austrian drummer-percussionist Philipp Kopmajer, double bass player from Verona Italy Michele Montolli and Italian DJ Enea.
In 2009 Samuele consecute a Bachelor in Jazz Guitar and Pedagogy at "University for Music and Dramatic Arts" in Graz and started a Master degree study in Jazz Guitar and Jazz music pedagogy.
Since 2010, after the Caribbean tour with his trio Mediterranea, Samuele started lecturing at the "Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts" in Kingston (Jamaica).
He is in continuous cooperation with many artists such as: Buena Vista Social Club, Sean Paul, Damian Marley, Shaggy, Stephen Marley, Silent Deviation, Sizzla, Cherine Anderson, Nina Badric, Alaine, Tessanne Chin, Protoje, Raging Fyah, Boris Gardner, Jah9, Ivana Banfic, Leo Aberer, The Heptones, Danielle DI, Chuck Fenda, Princess Tia, Ivana Kindl, General Woo, Maja Keuc, Sara Nardelli, Vucciria, Michael Harris, Andrae Carter, Dave Eggar, Courtney Fadlin, Michael Fletcher, Karl Heinz Böhm, Karl Merkatz, Ingrid Wendl, Eik Breit (EAV), Natel, Maria Rerych, Funky Bizniss, Connect, Peter Ashbourne, Lena Mentschel, James "Bonzai" Caruso, Dezzy Jones, Dean Fraser, Toti Denaro, DJ Enea, Boris Mihalicic, Juan Carlos Sungurlian, Jure Pukl, Philipp Kopmajer, Alvis Reid, Dre & Kj, Michele Montolli, Lounge Deluxe, Manu Maze, Andi Kober, Giuseppe Perna, Alessandro Perna, Susanna Wahl, Manlio Noto, Abertico Project, Alberto Lovison, Stefano Dallaporta, Emanuele Giordani, Nicoló Loro, Morgan Fusco, Enrico Mecenero, Valerio Galla, Stephan Karadar, Ugljesa Novakovic, Antonio Zarcone, Miss Farina, Essenza, Lee Xanadu, Filippo Orefice, Akagras, AlFa, Chiara Minaldi, Max Ferrauto, Maya Remic, Joe Pandur, Luisa Celentano, Infinity and many more.
He has performed in: La Habana, Miami, Kingston, Barcelona, Luxemburg, Zagreb, Venice, Paris, Santo Domingo, Vienna, München, Nürnberg, Bremen, Köln, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Bologna, Palermo, Torino, Innsbruck, Graz, San Pedro de Macoris, Juan Dolio, La Romana, Villas del Mar, Guayacanes, Zadar, Linz, Salzburg, Bruck an der Mur, Klagenfurt, Leibniz, Straden, Voitsberg, Hartberg, Unterpremstätten, Wies, Deutschlandsberg, St. Stefan Ob Steinz, Kalsdorf, Immenstadt, Kapfenberg, Hart bei Graz, Weiz, Loipersdorf, Fürstenfeld, Fernitz, Stainz, Verona, Treviso, Vicenza, Bassano, Padova, Ferrara, Trento, Como, Petrcane, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Mandeville, Port Antonio, Port Royal, Santiago de Cuba..
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The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
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