Luca Bragalini, musicologist, is a professor of jazz history and analysis at the Conservatorio of L'Aquila and collaborates with the conservatories of Brescia, La Spezia and Trento.
He held masterclasses in fourteen major Italian music Conservatories.
He taught twenty-five workshops, three of which as educational director.
As a researcher, he has discovered new works by Duke Ellington, Chet Baker and Luciano Chailly, some of which he personally managed, produced and recorded in their world premiere.
As an essayist and lecturer, he represented Italy in several international conferences.
He was distinguished Scholar at Reed College (Portland, Oregon) where he held a series of lectures on Ellington.
His monograph “Storie Poco Standard” (EDT, 2013) has become a radio format and a theatrical performance.
His book "Dalla Scala a Harlem. I sogni sinfonici di Duke Ellington” (EDT-2018), with the related CD of world premiere recording and unpublished photos, is the result of ten years of research on Ellington’s symphonic writings.
He is nationally and internationally acclaimed popularizer of the African American musical tradition.