Walter Ricci, born in 1989, grew up in a musical household due to the background of his musician father. From a very young age, Walter was exposed to every genre of music; however, jazz-in all its forms- intrigued and excited him, from swing, to bebop, to contemporary jazz. Attracted to the giants such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet and Ella Fitzgerald, Walter devoted himself to the study of the piano, specializing in the technique of improvisation. After a few years of study, Walter began performing at the most coveted jazz club stages with prestigious musicians. Walter’s career began in 2006, when he was recognized with the “Massimo Urbani National Award”. On that occasion, Walter met the Turin trumpet player Fabrizio Bosso, who became his close companion and supporter in the following years.