Scuola internazionale delle Arti e della Cultura italiana

AEF Accademia Europea Firenze


Battista started his guitar and musical studies at an early age. In 1985 he began his collaboration with Roberto Gatto and a few years later with trumpet player Enrico Rava. In 1997 he directed the project "Banda Sonora". He also composed and interpreted works such as “Mille Corde” and the double cd “I Cosmonauti Russi”. In 2008 the Koln Wdr Big Band (German Radio Big Band) recorded a tribute to his music. He has intensively worked on theatre and cinema, writing and performing filmscores for some of the major contemporary Italian directors. He taught Jazz Guitar and Composition and Film Scoring at NYU Florence Music Program from 2008 to 2012. CV: PDF


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