Cerri Franco

Guitarist, born in Milan on 29/1/1926.

Franco's passion for music began during the second world war, and after getting a present of the cherished guitar from his father Mario, continued to grow thanks to his association with his friend, the pianist Giampiero Boneschi, with whom he began to develop his knowledge of jazz.

Having begun his career in 1945, alongside Gorni Kramer with Bruno Martelli, Franco Mojoli, Carlo Zeme and the "Cetra Quartet", Franco quickly found himself playing in 1949 with Django Reinhardt, his first real guitar influence.