Stefano Fanini was born in Gualdo Tadino (PG) in 1974 and live in Bastia Umbra since 1975. In 1982 he began studying music with Maestro Roano Pollini who brought him closer to classical music and jazz. In September 1988 He obtained the diploma in theory and solfeggio at the "F. Morlacchi" Conservatory in Perugia; then he began a long and intense live activity in many formations of pop music, pop, rock, blues.
From 1999-2007 he took private lessons of electric bass from some of the leading exponents of the instrument in Italy (Massimo Moriconi, Cesare Chiodo, Pippo Matino, Marco Siniscalco, Paolo Costa), he studied jazz harmony and improvisation with Ramberto Ciammarughi and took double bass lessons from Graziano Brufani and Daniele Mencarelli.
After graduating in Political Science in 2001 with a thesis on the Music-Politics relationship, in 2003 he published some writings on musical sociology.
In 2004 he took part in the Berklee Summer School (Umbria Jazz Clinics) and in a series of seminars held by Stefano Bollani, John Patitucci, Mirko Guerrini, etc.
In 2006 he obtained the diploma of "Expert of musical performance" as a result of the participation to the course (250 hours) held by M ° Salvatore Corazza (Renato Zero, Cocciante, Mannoia, etc.) and by M ° Dick Halligan (Blood, Sweat & Tears, winner of several Grammys for film and television compositions, etc.).
From 2008 to 2011 he teaches electric bass at the “Il Pentagramma” school in Perugia and electric bass and ensemble music at the “La Maggiore” school in Perugia.
In about thirty years of musical activity he has had the opportunity to play both in pop music projects (live and studio) and in jazz groups and he has also performed in important events together with musicians of undisputed level : Manuel Magrini, Gianni Coscia, Sade Mangiaracina, Fabrizio Fratepietro, Umberto Trinca, Stefano Zavattoni, Laura Lalla, Dick Halligan, Alessio Capobianco, Michele Cascianelli, Leonardo Radicchi, Andy Bartolucci, Salvatore Corazza, Alberto di Pace, Claudio Trinoli, Francesco Speziali, etc..
With the jazz trio "Capolinea" (Manuel Magrini, Stefano Fanini, Francesco Speziali), in June 2007 he won the first prize (group category) of the musical competition "Città di Assisi". With the same trio he won, with his composition "Jazz song for a japanese girl", the third place in the Contest "JazzUp 2008" which saw prominent figures of Italian jazz in the jury (Mariapia de Vito, Gegè Telesforo, etc.): after this result, he starts a collaboration with the Teatro Ricerche Viterbo for the production of the "Pinocchio Jazz" which will be previewed at the 2009 JazzUp Festival in Viterbo.
In 2009 with the trio Capolinea realizes a short tour of 10 concerts in Germany: on return the trio is invited to the prestigious "Summertime Festival" at the Casa del Jazz in Rome and presented in the national press as one of the emerging groups of Italian jazz. In the same year he played with one of the greatest Italian jazz accordionists, Maestro Gianni Coscia, as part of a concert held at the University for Foreigners of Perugia.
At the same time he started a collaboration with the pianist Alberto di Pace with whom he participated in the Serata Telethon at the Teatro del Casinò di Sanremo, performed a series of concerts at the Jazz Club of Perugia and recorded the album "Permesso di Soggiorno". Then he worked as a session man to record many bass tracks: the single "Svampato Rap" by cabaret artist Marco Marzocca, the debut CD by jazz guitarist Michele Cascianelli, the disc "Llamados a vida nueva", commissioned by the Vida Nueva Association, which had an enormous spread among some Brazilian Catholic communities, etc.
Currently, in addition to working as a session man for recording bass tracks, he is the bass player of Algoritmo (pop, rock, dance music band) and the double bass player of Acusti 4, a project in which the most popular italian masterpieces are reinterpreted in an acoustic key. In duo with the guitarist Fausto Perticoni, he offers a repertoire of jazz standards and jazz-lounge music. He also collaborates regularly with the acoustic guitarist Fabrizio Fanini with whom he worked in the studio for the recording of the four movements of the "Suite for Jerusalem" published in June 2017 within the album "Jerusalem".