Flavio MASSARUTTO, born in 1964 in Pordenone, has been writing about jazz since 2000 for specialized newspapers and magazines. Currently he is a music critic for il manifesto. He has written short stories, comic stories and published several non-fiction volumes. He investigated the relationship between jazz and comics with the books Assoli di china, finalist at the Naples Prize for Italian language and culture 2012. He directs the San Vito Jazz festival and has conceived and curated multidisciplinary projects over the years that have involved music, cinema, comics and theater.