the CEO / creative director

luciano stazzone

Luciano Stazzone founded Urban Tribal Project in 2003. Born in Mar del Plata, Argentina and a Miami resident since 1997. His musical studies started at the age of eight at the "Conservatorio Nacional de Musica de Mar del Plata", taking guitar and solfa courses. He took private lessons with maestro Jacinto Patruno from 1985 till 1990. At the age of 16 Luciano discovered the magnetic world of percussion and after long research, traveled to Brasil. Originally to study music, he then joined "Afro Mandela"-a sixty two piece drumming band that developed amazingly arranged "axe music" rythms-.

Multi-instrumentalist, music composer, producer, performer, sound designer and professional percussionist with an extensive background producing IN & OUT OF THE STUDIO.

Clubs and private corporate events are a also a forte in Luciano's background. For the past ten years he has been dedicated to explore different musical genres, applying all his knowledge and passion to every project. From composing and producing music for theatrical plays, (AmorHomio & ArabiaAfrica, A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings , Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, currently The Huluppu Tree), to directing energetic live performances, (as seen on MTV Awards 2005 and every hot venue in Miami) or writing music for tv commercials, such as for Guinness Beer and Travel Channel.

Luciano does it all: He directs Urban Tribal Project, conducts his explosive reggae/electro/afro-brazilian band Mano Santa and is part of the creative team for The Playground Theatre. In addition to this, he collaborates with many performers, dj's, coreographers or songwriters as a producer, composer or as a musician at live performances. Some of them are: Ludacris, Gloria Estefan, Christina Aguilera, Adrian "Entourage" Grenier's Honey Brothers, writer/director Stephanie Ansin, writer/performer Natasha Tsakos, procuder/songwriter Frank Lords, New Times best latin rock band of 2007- Feneiva, Grammy award winner Sam "Fish" Fisher, producer/performer Diana Lozano (Circ X), dj/producer Djinji Brown, among others.

Here are some quotes and reviews about his work:

About A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings music scoring...
"The mix of intelligent, original songs affirms that this show is not for babies. Alternating between genuine Afro-Latin rhythms, voodoo-style chants, and upbeat soul/funk, the music rises several leagues above most contemporary children's songbooks"

Andres Solar- NEW TIMES

"amazing performance!...What do say his name was??" About our drummers along dj's.

      Lenny Kravitz

Man, this guys are the best!!! so creative!!!

   Super Dj Dimitri from Dee-lite

"Luciano Stazzone is a dream collaborator. He grabs an idea and develops it into something better than I could ever imagine."

Stephanie Ansin

"A true man of music, it's an honor to work with him"

Grammy award winner, producer and engeenieer, Sam "Fish" Fisher

"A menudo la estética posmo introduce un factor de aburrimiento típico de la “música de amoblamiento” No sería éste el caso de las producciones de Luciano. Los elementos de música brasilera, caribeña, jamaiquina, cubana etc se suceden enhebrados con un fondo casi techno que les da vigencia urbana."

Argentinean Jazz Trompeteer/Psichotherapist Esteban Garvie

"Luciano killed it!"

Lionel Ritchie.


Mano Santa | Divino Kilombo CD cover
Mano Santa | Divino Kilombo CD cover
Mano Santa | Divino Kilombo CD cover
Mano Santa | Divino Kilombo CD cover