Born in Lanciano in 1994, Christian Mascetta started taking guitar lessons at seven years old. He took his bachelor’s degree at Conservatory of Music L. D’Annunzio di Pescara and his master’s degree at Conservatory of Music A. Casella di L’Aquila. He studied with Roberto Di Virgilio and Rocco Zifarelli, and attended masterclasses with musicians such as Steve Lukather, Stef Burns, Andy Timmons, Carl Verheyen, Robben Ford, Eric Gales, Fabio Zeppetella, Rosario Giuliani, Enrico Pieranunzi.
In 2016 he and his band Glutenfree Trio won first place in “Premio Nazionale dei
Conservatori Italiani”. In 2017 he won first place in “Concorso Chicco Bettinardi” and “Tuscia In Jazz European Award” with his band Koinaim, where he was also awarded as “best new talent”. During the same year he also won “Premio Marco Tamburini” with Tool-J Quartet.
In 2018 he won Siae-Alitalia-Rockol contest.
He has internationally collaborated with Otmaro Ruiz, Marvin Smitty Smith, Gegè Telesforo, Mario Biondi, Maurizio Rolli, Luca Bulgarelli, Bruno Marcozzi, Alessia
Martegiani, Elisa Coclite, Pino Jodice, Pietro Jodice, Massimiliano Coclite, Tony Pancella, Max Ionata, Marcello Di Leonardo, Claudio Filippini, Fabrizio Bosso, Pierpaolo Pecoriello, Bepi D’Amato, Domenico Sanna, Pasquale Strizzi, Nicola Angelucci, Angelo Valori and
He performed in many jazz festivals and venues, such as Istituto Italiano di cultura di Istanbul, Pescara Jazz Festival, Summertime 2019 (Casa del Jazz), Piacenza Jazz
Festival, Festival Internazionale del Jazz della Spezia, Jazz Night at Casalini’s Garden
(Rovigo), Jazz Italiano per L’Aquila, Jazz Italiano per le Terre del Sisma, Teate Winter Festival, Anacapri D’Estate, Beatonto Jazz Festival, Muntagn In Jazz, Alburni Jazz Festival, Corinaldo Jazz Festival, Stornarella Jazz, Festival Internazionale di Jazz della Spezia.
He recorded his first album “Istinto” in 2016 with his band SensAction, then Glutenfree Trio album “Farina del mio sacco” in 2017 and in the same year he recorded the album “View in pieces” with the band Koinaim.
In February 2019 he recorded F-Army’s first album “Call to Arms”, and during the same period he played the guitar in Gegè Telesforo’s new album “Il Mondo in Testa”.
He and his band Koinaim have participated on the TV program “Variazioni su tema”, which aired on Rai 5.
In 2020 he recorded his first solo album “Entropia”, with Pietro Pancella on bass and
Michele Santoleri on drums.