Enzo Buono was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and came to the United States in 1991 settling in Chicago. Quickly forming his own band, Enzo started playing in all the local clubs, opening up for artists like Liza Minnelli, Peter Frampton, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, and ending up with his first US record deal with Polygram.
In 2000, Enzo traveled to India to begin a new music adventure, recording artists such as Rajhesh Vaidhya, Venkat, Kamalakar, Saroya, Punya Srinivas, The Oneness Choir, Hariharan, Maneesh de Moor, Suresh Oberoi and Bombay Jayashri. So far, Enzo has produced more than 16 albums in India.
In 2004, Enzo became part of the Playing for Change team, serving as a music producer, recording engineer, cameraman, and photographer. Traveling the world over, Enzo has had the chance to work with artists like Bono, Manu Chao, Jackson Brown, Poncho Sanchez, America, Keb Mo, Los Lobos, Taj Mahal, Baaba Maal Tinariwen, Jeff Bridges, T-Bone Burnett and Stephen Marley; while helping to create the Playing For Change project. Enzo is currently dedicated to the Playing For Change movement.
Enzo explains how it all began –
I met Mark Johnson and Jonathan Walls while shooting and recording a concert tour across Europe. While on a train traveling across the UK, Mark explained to me his vision of how we could connect the world through music. When the concert tour ended, we decided the best way to make Playing for Change a reality was to board the next train to Barcelona instead of the next plane home. Since then I have taken just about every form of transportation known to man to help keep PFC moving forward and I am so grateful to everyone we’ve encountered who also took a chance and made a choice to be a part of this movement!
Buenos Aires, Argentina