Born and raised in Italy and transplanted to the United States via the Camino De Santiago, singer songwriter Jacopo De Nicola mixes Old and New World influences into an edgy sonic cocktail. Expanding on the tradition of the Italian Cantautori like Lucio Battisti, Paolo Conte, Franco Battiato and Max Gazze, Jacopo enlivens the audience with infectious upbeat tunes as well as introspective ballads and protest songs. His live performances are propelled by the rhythmic Balkan/Latin pulse of his classical guitar and punctuated by multilayered kazoo melodies that have become a signature of his live performances.