Jumbo Gumbo is a musical project that was born in Rome in 2014, from the meeting between Massimo Bevilacqua (vocals, harmonica, acoustic guitar, stomp box), Ariel Di Castro (electric guitar, choirs), and Doriana Violi (vocals, tambourine, kazoo).
Strengthened by their previous personal experiences, the three decide to merge their instruments and their passion in the service of the music that so much keeps them together, the Blues and the Rock and Roll; suddenly the live music work becomes intense, to the point they became frequently visitors of the most important Romans and Italians stages; but, at the same time, the real musical breakthrough happened at the beginning of 2015 when the three launch into a large and ambitious project that will lead them, to date, to be a significant presence in the scene of musical entertainment for ceremonies, private events, inaugurations, and above all weddings. To date, their music has played a leading role in the union of many dozens of people who asked for their presence and their music for their most beautiful day, going from a soft accompaniment for an aperitif, to a wild dancing party, bringing the Jumbo Gumbo to be an affirmed and recognized reality in the Music for Events scene.
Ariel Di Castro
electric guitar, acoustic guitar, slide, backing vocals
voice, kazoo, tambourine
acoustic guitar, harp, stomp box, backing vocals
Gianluca Giannasso - Drums
Alessandra Scirdi - Backing vocals
Costanza Cruillas - Bass
Lino Muoio - Mandolin
Sara Berni - Singer
Daniele Bazzani - Acoustic Guitar
Some of my songs have been used for commercials, theater shows and documentaries, including one from the well known "Istituto Luce"; in 2018 I arranged the Andrea Valeri's Eurorchestra, a 30 pieces complete band that debuted in September, same year, at the Teatro Verdi in Casciana Terme. I wrote 9 didactic methods for Fingerstyle guitar that has been published by Fingerpicking.net, I still work with “Chitarra Acustica" magazine and, for 10 years, I worked at magazine "Chitarre" while I was endorser of Elixir strings. In 2014 I started my project, of which one I am still the artistic director, about the music school "ScuolacusticA", focused on the study and the tecniques of fingerstyle guitar, with many different locations all over Italy.
Luiza Constantin - Singer
I was born in a family where music was breathed everyday,and that's how my voice comes out, with a deep, rough, crisp and melancholy tone, but always with an emotion that comes out naturally, even from the most casual vocal emission, and arrives to the listener as words that are sometimes reassuring, sometimes languid, sometimes dramatic. I participated at TV shows The Voice and Tu Si Que Vales, collecting the congratulations of the anchomen Gerry Scotti, Paolo Bonolis, and Maria de Filippi; I recently recorded a song used like as the title track of the soundtrack of the fiction “La porta rossa” aired on RAI. My next future includes participation in The Voice Romania and my record debut with unreleased Italian songs.