The Italian-Paraguayan guitarist Orlando Bonzi with his special voice and unique way of playing has now become the new virtuoso guitarist with a deep musicality in Europe. As a complete musician, he has participated in both live concerts and studio recording in various projects of Jazz, rock, funk, Latin, Brazilian music, Fusion, pop , Blues, South American folklore and R&B. His international trajectory has influenced his music and has led him to perform in many cities/countries: Paraguay, Brazil, New York, Argentina, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Norway, Poland, Spain and UK.
In 1999, after participating in numerous recordings that ranged from Latin-pop, Hard rock and Fusion, he recorded his first album Mi Inspiración, the song has achieved the top 10 in several radios and TV programs in Paraguay.
Brazil is the place that fueled his musical growth, in about ten years working there, he has played with some of the best Brazilian musicians such as Filó Marchado, Marcelo Mariano, Raúl de Souza and the great singer-songwriter Guilherme Rondon. His guitar and vocals recording on Guilherme's last album ‘Made in Pantanal’, was considered by many to be one of the most beautiful recordings of Brazilian Popular Music (MPB).
In 2013 he released an album ‘Recurso Natural’ in Brazil with iconic musicians such as Adriano Trindade (Seu Jorge) and the Bass legend Marcelo Mariano (Djavan,Ed Motta, Gal Costa, Romero Lubambo), Bruno Cardozo (Gal Costa, Hélio Delmiro, Nico Assunção) and Sergio Carvalho (Djavan). It is an analogy between divine love and nature, most of the songs were composed in the deep forest of Pantanal, Brazil.
In 2014 Orlando moved to Spain and recorded a collection of his new Jazz compositions and presented renowned musicians such as Gary Willis (Tribal Tech), Gergo Borlai, Jeff Ballard, Perico Sambeat, Toni Belenguer, Alberto Palau, Stephane Adsuar and Damien Varaillon. He named the project “Jazz del Sur” meaning Jazz from South, which is a mixture of Modern Jazz and Folk music from South America and Southern Europe. The album is now available on Spotify and iTunes, named ‘Orlando Bonzi’.
In 2018 Orlando was awarded 2nd runner-up of Lee Ritenour Competition in rhythm/accompaniment, and is now based in London with his violinist wife Yanice Tsang Bonzi, directing Symbiosis Strings Production.