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IZZO BLUES COALITION: Headed by acclaimed Canadian producer, guitarist…Tino Izzo; a seasoned master guitar player, who was awarded the Billboard Choice award for his guitar work on the album Blue Desires along with numerous Gold and Platinum awards for his production work throughout the years. IBC was started by Izzo and quickly joined by veteran bass player Domenico Romanelli and long-time partner Bob Telaro on drums. This three piece powerhouse unit is rock solid and Izzo’s guitar IQ is through the roof… The band Live revisits the classics and pays homage to them in a very personal live context… along with performing a few choice tracks from their debut album COMPLICATED MAN. (released 2019) With Izzo’s seasoned trademark finger picking style mixed with his unique throaty vocal delivery and “The rhythm wall”, the band is a unique must-see Blues Rock Experience. This sharp-edged blues project, dubbed the IZZO BLUES COALITION delivers on its promise.

The band has consistently been releasing live videos every few weeks for the past few years, as a unit and with invited guests, hence “the Coalition”

IBC is presently working, (with friends) on its second studio album due to be released in 2021.



Photo By: Sigal Mizrahi

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Photo By: Yiftach Belsky


 IZZO BLUES COALTION (IBC) An eclectic three piece ensemble... Debut Blues album! COMPLICATED MAN  A rockier funk tinged, Blues, electric vocal album where its served up hot!! The guitar is star on this record and Izzo illustrates just how good he is. But what's also striking here is his strong compositional and production skills that are highlighted combined with his unmistakable trademark finger picking style. 

"Absolutely Brilliant"

-  Bob Harris BBC Radio 2


Award-Winning Canadian Guitarist / Producer Tino Izzo Starts IZZO BLUES COALITION with Long-Time partner  Bob Telaro.
(Band Started Over a Jam Session & Scotch) — Isn’t That Always The Way? Debut Blues Rock Album Complicated Man — Available Now!

After 30 years of working together behind the scenes, acclaimed Canadian producer, guitarist, and writer Tino Izzo and drummer Bob Telaro have teamed up to form IZZO BLUES COALITION: 

The pair’s life-long chemistry and camaraderie would seal the deal...

The rest is history, so they say: a fixture of the Canadian music industry, Tino Izzo is a long-seasoned and highly sought-after songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and guitar player. He’s written and produced a string of #1 singles, helmed gold and platinum-selling albums for a diverse range of artists, and released seven previous albums — including the Billboard Choice Award-winning Blue Desires. Today, the IZZO BLUES COALITION marks a poignant shift in gears for Izzo. Still based in their hometown of Montreal, the sharp-edged, contemporary Blues Rock project features a dynamic three-piece ensemble and delivers.
Izzo’s interest in guitar-based arrangements shouldn’t come as a surprise to those following his discography and production work; as an artist, he is known for consistently employing an organic approach to sound, regardless of genre. Having first picked up a six-string at age 10, guitar-playing has been the man’s recurring obsession and an irrevocable facet of his creative process. “The goal of achieving the epitome of technical skill has,” he reflects, “matured over time into now believing it's all about the combination of expression, technical skill and listenability that take precedence."
This ethos is evident across Complicated Man, IBC’s expressive and undeniably gutsy debut album as well as all the material that is recorded and performed by the band.
With Izzo’s virtuosic guitar chops and trademark finger picking style backed by Telaro’s recognizably laid-back, heavy-hitting drum work, the album works new uncharted grounds for IBC in the blues rock landscape by delivering a fresh a deeply personal approach to Blues. Their unhinged collection of inspired blues recordings marries compositional intricacy with technical prowess, making for a streamlined, exhilarating listen. 

The band has consistently been releasing live videos every few weeks for the past few years, as a unit and with invited guests, hence “the Coalition”

IBC is presently working, (with friends) on its second studio album due to be released in 2021.

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​- Born and bred in Montreal, guitarist Tino Izzo may be the best guitarist you've never heard of.
(AllMusic Review by Jonathan Widran )
- The tone this boy gets out of a guitar will make you weep... Izzo holds his own with greats including Metheny and Bird "
 ( Napra Review )
 - Playing multiple guitars… Tino Izzo crafts meticulous compositions... all seared with powerful melodies"  
( Billboard - Critic's Choice )
​- Tino Izzo Guitarist extraordinaire has created a modern guitar lover's dream disc… the sounds on this album transcends description, but hey - this guy is a world class guitar genius and composer… Tino's versatile guitar playing that is both energetic and soothing»
( Leading Edge Review )
- Guitarist extraordinaire Tino Izzo returns...
( Time And A Word )
- Tino Izzo take the listener on a journey through well-charted musical landscapes, by combining different musical styles from a palette of different cultures. Highly recommended.
(Review by Ben Kettlewell )
- Tino transports the listener…Performed so seamlessly here one wonder simultaneously why it hasn't been done before and whether anyone else could pull it off. How sweet the sound indeed " 
( The New Times )
- Canadian guitarist Tino Izzo says there was a dramatic turning point in his long musical career… Instead of being the egocentric guitar wizard, he wanted the soul of the music to speak through his instrument. That philosophy serves him well… The musician has contributed guitar sessions for International superstars as well as composing and producing a string of hit records and six critically acclaimed solo instrumental albums. 
( Visions Magazine-Faith Quintavell ) 



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