Guitarist and composer. He was born in Catania in 1962. He start playing music at 13 being member of several pop and rock groups.
In the some time he starts the study of classical guitar and then of jazz guitar. After that he starts to collaborate with national and international jazz musician such as:
Hannibal Marvin Peterson,
Stefano Di Battista,
In 1995 the first CD entitled "Cammino Personale" to which Roberto Gatto, Stefano Di Battista and Nello Toscano take part.
In 1998 together with the double bass player Nello Toscano, recorder a CD in which he plays original pieces, jazz standards and songs of italian popular tradition.
In 1999 he collaborates to play the music of the serial TV entitled "Caraibi", music of Paolo Buonvino.
Still in 1999 takes part to the realization of the signature tune of the TV programme "Il trucco c'è" musicated by Giovanni Seminerio. He has been teaching in various Sicilian school of music for 15 years.
1991 LATINERO GROUP: Middlesea (jazz) Mood (PH 0392300225)
1994 AA.VV.: Sicilian jazz collection vol. 3 (Splasc(h) Records H413.2)
1996 KALSA: Perseo o della luce (Iktius IKT 506)
1996 GIUSEPPE EMMANUELE: Giuseppe Emmanuele e City Brass (Splasc(h) Records)
1997 CLAUDIO CUSMANO: Cammino Personale (Caligola Records 2016-2D)
1998 CLAUDIO CUSMANO NELLO TOSCANO: Two in Flight (Philology W157)
1999 FRANCESCO BRANCIAMORE: Nomade quartetto (Pentaflowers CDPIA 049)
2002 ORCHESTRA JAZZ DEL MEDITERRANEO (feat. Pietro Tonolo) : First (Philology)
2006 CUSMANO, BENTIVOGLIO, TOSCANO: Three Moments (Aleph 21)