Versatile musician, guitarist, composer, producer and arranger Marco Iacobini was born and
raised in Rome.
His musical background includes the study of classical music and jazz.
Marco begins to work like arranger and session player in various recording studios in Italy.
In these years Marco has written and played musical arrangements with a lot of musicians from different music areas and he works like session player, arranger, producer, clinician and music teacher.
Marco has played with such stars like as: Tony Levin, Dave Weckl, Keith Carlock, Thomas Lang, Virgil Donati, Stuart Hamm, Mike Terrana, Carl Verheyen, Billy Sheehan, Joel Taylor, Philippe Saisse, Phil Maturano, Bill Bergman, the famous italian female singer Giorgia and many more.
In 2004 Marco has been the founder member of the project called “Spaces”, guitar oriented power trio.
This project has been described as “a genuinely fantastic mix of rock, popular music and contemporary jazz”.
Marco’s playing has been described as “a cross between Steve Lukather and Steve Vai but with his own unmistakable style”.
In 2006 Marco has had the great pleasure and honor to open the european tour of Tony Levin Band in Rome, with Jessie Gress, Jerry Marotta, Peter Levin, Larry Fast.
In the same year Marco is official endorser for Carvin guitars.
In 2008 Marco has released his new instrumental guitar oriented album: ” In my world “.
Top seller album on the web.
In 2009 Marco has been involved in the new project of great italian female voice:
” Giorgia ” on her album: ” Spirito Libero ” with Herbie Hancock, Ronan Keating, Michael Baker and many more.
In 2010 Marco has played at MusikMesse like endorser and clinician for Carvin Guitars.
In 2011 Marco has played at MusikMesse like endorser and clinician for some gear high end brands.
From 2010 Marco starts to work on the new album, instrumental guitar oriented record.
“The sky there’ll always be”.
A project very ambitious. Almost three years of work. In this new record Marco has the great pleasure and honor to involve a lot of great musicians to play on it like: Tony Levin, Dave Weckl, Keith Carlock, Thomas Lang, Stuart Hamm, Billy Sheehan, Philippe Saisse, Carl Verheyen, Joel Taylor, Mike Terrana, Phil Maturano, Bill Bergman and many more.
The album has been mixed at Avatar Studios, in New York by the great engineer Roy Hendrickson and was mastered at Masterdisk in New York by Randy Merrill.
At the end of 2013, Marco had the chance to be involved in a great project by Ulrich Vormehr for ESC Records of Frankfurt, working on a new tribute album called: " The Loner 2 ", dedicated to one of the most important artist of guitar's world, the amazing Jeff Beck. A project where is possible to listen some of Marco's favorite guitar players ever, like: Michael Thompson, Scott Henderson, Stef Burns and many more. Marco has played, arranged and produced a classic tune of Jeff beck: " The Pump ". Great song co-written by the incredible Simon Phillips. Marco would like to thank all great musicians that they have shared this experience with him. Stefano Sastro for his great phrasing, Claudio Zanghieri for his granitic groove and Thomas Lang for his incredible drumming.
In the spring of 2015, Marco was involved in an amazing project for a new instrumental guitar oriented album called: "Guitar addiction 2" by Guitar Euro Media, label record from France. He has recorded his guitar solo on the first track called: " Take care of her ". In this album is possible to listen a lot of incredible artists as: Frank Gambale, Joel Hoekstra, Mike Lepond, Andre Nieri and many many more.