Marcello di Leonardo was born in Pescara in 1969. He began his studies at 12. Private school and later followed several workshops at Siena Jazz and Ravenna Jazz. In the 90‟s he started to play with the best Italian and international musicians: the likes of J. Faddis, B. Golson, R. Margitza, B. Mays ... In 1995 he met Maria Pia De Vito, with whom he recorded two albums. He also appeared at the major jazz festivals together with Danilo Rea, Rita Marcotulli, Enzo Pietropaoli, Enrico Pieranunzi, Stefano Di Battista, Maurizio Giammarco ... Other remarkable collaborations: Robin Eubanks, Riccardo Del Fra, Ivan Lins (Umbria Jazz 2004) Ben Allison (Roma Jazz's Cool 2010).