Simone Giuliani is a renowned music producer, film composer, orchestrator and keyboard player living in Manhattan, New York. He was born in Florence, Italy.
He is currently recording and producing Sambismo, a project with Zé Luis Oliveira (Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil) and Béco Dranoff (Bebel Gilberto, Red Hot + Rio).
He recently worked with producer Robert Sadin (Sting, Herbie Hancock) on the latest record of cellist Charles Curtis: ‘Bach: An Imaginary Dance’.
He collaborated with talented artist Miho Hatori (Cibo Matto, Gorillaz, Sean Lennon) on the soundtrack for the movie ‘Color Me Love’.
He has worked on remixes for Beyoncé, Maxwell and Sia.
Simone composed music for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Spike Lee’s “Humanity” project, CBS News, Volkswagen, the movies “A Raisin In The Sun” (Golden Globe-nominated, featuring P. Diddy and John Stamos), “Little Gold Men”, “Blindspot”, “Left Bank Bookseller” and the best-selling release Café del Mar.
With Guilherme Monteiro (Forro in the Dark, Ron Carter) he scored the soundtrack for “Toxic: Amazon”, the provoking documentary about the deforestation in the Amazon, released by Vice Magazine.
Since 2007 he has been joining forces with Grammy Award-winner producer Jason Olaine for Monterey Jazz Festival Records/Concord Music Group, working on rare live recordings of Miles Davis Quintet, Dave Brubeck, Sarah Vaughan, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong and Tito Puente among others.
You can also hear his music in the film “Beyond Ipanema” featuring David Byrne, M.I.A. and Devendra Banhart.
In the US, with DJ Corrado Bay he gave birth to the electronic music projects Racoon and Lazybatusu. Both these acts appeared in more than 300 electronic/downtempo compilations released worldwide and reached the Top 10 Music Chart in iTunes Store for Electronic music.
Simone is the co-founder of Emunity Records, a digital label that focuses on future-lounge, nu-jazz and ambient soundscapes.
He’s a contributing writer of the book ‘The Spiritual Significance of Music’ published by Xtreme Music (New Zealand, 2011)