Simone Massaron was born in Milano, Italy, in 1971. During the first 15 years of his life, he alternated piano, guitar and drums playing in different local bands. Only when he was around 16, he started studying jazz guitar and having concerts around Europe. Later on, focusing only on jazz, he deepened his studies with Roberto Cecchetto and took seminars with Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, Mick Goodrick, Marc Ducret and John Scofield. He now follows many projects in which he expresses his eclecticism and his ability to move freely across many genres: radical improvisation, free avant-garde, looping, live electronics, visceral blues, live movie soundtracks,’60s lounge, sound painting, contemporary classic repertoire. His style is personal, ironical and unforeseeable and has an instrumental technique that allows him to venture into unexplored areas of guitar terrritory. He is one of Italy Fretless guitar main representative and will participate to the up coming New York “Fretless Guitar Festival”. Moreover, he has played and worked together with Elliott Sharp, Nels Cline, Steve Piccolo, Gak Sato, Tiziano Tononi and Daniele Cavallanti. Projects: “Breaking News Sextet” with: Steve Piccolo, Elliott Sharp, Tiziano Tononi, Daniele Cavallanti and special guest Nels Cline. “Bassless” with: Daniele Cavallanti and Tiziano Tononi “SI-MONO” solo fretless guitar project with live electronics.