Bruno De Filippi started playing guitar in the recordings of the most famous italian singers: Mina, Caterina Valente, Johnny Dorelli and Ornella Vanoni. During his forty-year career he also worked with the most important jazz musicians on the international scene (Louis Armstrong, Bud Shank, Lionel Hampton, Bill Russo, Gerry Mulligan, Astor Piazzolla, Barney Kessel, Lee Koonitz) and italians (Franco Cerri, Enrico Intra, Tullio De Piscopo, Guido Manusardi, Renato Sellani). During the seventies he started playing chromatic harmonica with Mina, Pino Daniele, Toquino, Rossana Casale, Caterina Valente, Gino Paoli. From 1986 onwards he recorded in his own name the albums Harmonica, Sweet Jazz From Italy, Portrait in black and white and Different moods, that has the special feature of containing the jazz suite "Metamorfosi", composed by Bruno for harmonica and string quartet. The CD Bruno De Filippi in New York with Don Friedman Trio (1992) shows the talent that Bruno developed with the chromatic harmonica. The partnership with the american pianist Don Friedman leads in 1994 to the album You and the night and the music and numerous concerts through Europe and the United States.
Bruno De Filippi played in New York at the "Town Hall", "Birdland" and the prestigeous "Blue Note", considered the most important jazz club in the world, and also at "the Green Mill" in Chicago, "Pier House" in Key West (Florida) and a number of jazz circuits in Germany and Indonesia. Among the jazz festivals, his attendings at the "Jazz at the Tropics" in Miami, "Django Reinhardt Festival" in Fontainbleau (France) and "Jakarta Jazz 95" (Indonesia) are worthy of note. His cd YOU MY LOVE, dedicated to his wife Mimi, was recorded also in New York, on December 9 1997 with Don Friedman, Billy Hart and Jeff Fuller, on the "Giants of Jazz" label. "I Love Paris", a collection of famous French songs rearranged
with jazz charm, was recorded in Paris with Pierre Michelot on bass, George Arvanitas on piano and Philippe Combelle on drums. "Senti che lune" sees De Filippi in company with the accordeonist Gianni Coscia; the theme of the record is the
moon and therefore the cd includes songs such as "Moonlight Serenade" and "Guarda che Luna". His last efford, "Alone togheter", is a two-voice work with his long-time friend Don Friedman. Bruno De Filippi died January 17, 2010. De Filippi Home