Carlo Maria Nartoni sprung from a classical background and ended up in Jazz and Impro performance.

He was the pianist with the Jazz Band of Milano directed by Enrico Intra.  He has played in European theatres and festivals along with prestigeous musicians. During concerts he plays piano not always in a conventional manner and he uses other instruments to obtain particular sounds and effects .

Carlo Maria Nartoni began his piano studies at the age of 7 at the Conservatory of Como and continued his musical education at the Conservatory of Milan where he attended courses in Composition.

At this time he became passionate about jazz and took part in a series of studies with pianist Arrigo Cappelletti.  During this period he obtained first prize in the “Tracce sonore” competition with “Lazy's Jack Band”.

In 2005 Carlo attended summer seminars at “Siena Jazz” where he played together with the Enrico Rava Ensemble and received classes with Stefano Battaglia who selected Carlo to participate in the permanent research music workshop for highly qualified solo pianists in Siena.

Due to a serious health condition, he was forced to abandon his musical activities from 2006 till 2010.  After this difficult period his dedication to research and experimentation in jazz became a fundamental part of his work and he concentrated his studies principally on original composition and total improvisation.