Sogno Italiano (Italian Dream)
Giuseppe 'Peppe' Merolla is a consummate showman. Singer, drummer, pianist, trumpet player, bandleader, actor -- Peppe does it all with seemingly limitless talent and skill. And he should. He was, after all, literally born to the stage. Peppe got his start at age five in Italy, performing and touring internationally with his parents TINA BARONE AND GINO MORELLI, who continue careers as professional singers and actors today. Peppe can also pull off an amazing impression of Louis Armstrong singing 'What a Wonderful World,' AND play the trumpet, too. Peppe earned a masters degree in classical trumpet from the Conservatory of San Pietro A Majella in Naples. As a trumpet player, he performed for two years with the famous CLAUDIO SIMONETTI ORCHESTRA on a national television show. After receiving his degree, Peppe pursued the drums, and was later contracted to play in the ORCHESTRA SCARLATTI OF NAPLES as a drummer and percussionist. He toured and appeared on RAI national television with many top stars, and has performed at the Umbria, Pisa, and Siena Jazz Festivals. Today Peppe Merolla performs all over the world!!!