Simone was born in Florence, Italy, and studied at the State Conservatory in Florence and later at The Juilliard School in New York. He is a composer, arranger, record producer, published author, a music nomad.
He wrote original music for Spike Lee’s Humanity project, the TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, True Blood, the CBS News theme for Logo/VH1 and national adverts campaigns for Volkswagen and Sony. He composed the soundtrack of Facing Forward, the film directed by Laura Paglin, broadcasted nationally on PBS in the United States, and the soundtrack of Reject, directed by Ruth Thomas and produced by Kurt Engfehr (producer of Bowling for Columbine and Farenheit 911 by Michael Moore).
Simone has written original music for the TV movie A Raisin in the Sun featuring P. Diddy and John Stamos, nominated for a Golden Globe Award, he’s also the composer of the Italian film Muro di Carta, commissioned by the Italian Minister of Culture and Little Gold Men, presented at Sundance Film Festival.
With Guilherme Monteiro he wrote the music for Toxic: Amazon, the acclaimed film about the deforestation in the Amazon that premiered at Brazilian National Congress in May 2012. You can also hear his music in the movie Beyond Ipanema with David Byrne, M.I.A. and Devendra Banhart.
As well as scoring for movies, Simone is in huge demand as a musician, writer, remixer and record producer, he has worked in the past two decades with an array of international artists: Beyoncé, DJ Logic, Wu Tang Clan, Cibo Matto, Bebel Gilberto, Groove Collective, Jovanotti, Monday Michiru, Jamie Catto (Faithless, 1 Giant Leap),Toshiko Akiyoshi & Lew Tabackin, Suzie Katayama (Prince, Madonna), Natalie Williams (Incognito), Lévon Minassian (Peter Gabriel, Sting) and many more.
Two of his electronic music projects, Racoon and Lazybatusu appeared in more than 300 compilations worldwide including the best-selling Café del Mar, Supperclub, Hed Kandi, MTV Best of Lounge and many others, with sales of over 4 million units to date.
Since 2008 he has been joining forces with Grammy Award-winner producer Jason Olainefor Monterey Jazz Festival Records and Concord Music Group, working on rare live recordings of Miles Davis Quintet, Dave Brubeck, Sarah Vaughan, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong and Tito Puente among others.
“Music it’s the most powerful, most accessible and purest form of communication. Its immense power affects all the basic elements of live and nature: time, intensity, texture and harmony. Music transcends all religions and laws, as it’s not organized by men; it’s the priceless and unique gift that keeps us bounded as one species.” – Simone Giuliani – from the book ‘The Spiritiual Significance of Music’, Xtreme Music