Born in Naples (Italy) on March 5th 1989, Francesco Ciniglio started playing the drums at age 6 under the tutelage of Maestro Sergio Di Natale. He moved to New York at the age of 21 and graduated in Jazz studies at the City College of New York 4 years later. Here he had the opportunity to study with John Patitucci, Fred Hersch, Mike Holober, Dan Carillo and Scott Reeves, as well as taking private drums lessons with Gregory Hutchinson. On March 2015 Francesco recorded his first LP with Aaron Parks on piano and Joe Sanders on upright bass. The album, out on March 2016 with Fresh Sound New Talent, and recorded at the Bunker Studios, Brooklyn, is made of Francesco’s original compositions, together with jazz standards and free improvisations.
Since the beginning of his professional career he could collaborate with musicians such as: Aaron Parks, Joe Sanders, Shai Maestro, Dayna Stephens, Joel Frahm, Donny McCaslin, Scott Colley, Sheila Jordan, John Ellis, Peter Slavov, Mark Sherman, Vincent Gardner, Wayne Tucker, Melissa Aldana, Jure Pukl, Dida Pelled, Alex Claffy, Alan Hampton, Harish Raghavan, Ari Roland, Mike Karn, Cyrille Aimee, Stefano Di Battista, Rosario Giuliani, Alessandro Presti, Alessandro Lanzoni, Gabriele Evangelista and Daniele Tittarelli to mention some.
Now Francesco Ciniglio is based in New York, drummer of the Artist Diploma ensemble at the Juilliard School of music, on a full scholarship.