Guitar player and composer Alberto Cavenati was born in the metropolitan area of Milan and grew up just outside of Bergamo, northern Italy, where he lived until he graduated from high school. Then he moved to Bologna where he earned a degree in music from the “University of Bologna”. At the same time he completed a five-years study course in Classical Guitar at the “Conservatorio G. Nicolini” in Piacenza. His education in the field of Jazz and improvised music was marked mostly by Workshops, in particular those held by Siena Jazz, the Amsterdam Conservatory and SIM New York. Significant was also the encounter with pianist Stefano Battaglia under whom he studied improvisation at the Accademia S. Cecilia Bergamo before joining Battaglia’s “Theatrum” Ensemble in the context of the “Permanent Laboratory” at Siena Jazz.
Active professionally since the mid 2000s, Alberto collaborated with some of the highest regarded italian jazz musicians. His activity as composer and band leader in the time period he spent in his homeland is documented by the recording “Lo spazio ai margini” that features a.o. the trumpet player Ralph Alessi. In 2012 Alberto relocated to Berlin, where he currently resides. There he quickly became part of the dynamic and thriving improvised music scene, starting a number of stimulating collaborations. Through the years he had the chance to perform at clubs, festivals and theaters all across Europe, in the U.S. and in Japan.