Alberto Negroni was born in 1952 in Treviso, Italy.

Alberto grew up in a musical family. His father was an amateur jazz piano player. As a child, Alberto listened to many jazz records including albums by Art Tatum, Errol Garner and George Shearing.

He began his musical career by studying piano. At the age of 13, he decided  to learn guitar. From the age of 14, he started to perform live in local clubs with local bands. This was during the beat atmosphere of the 60s.

During these years, Alberto was influenced primarily by Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix, John Mayall, Frank Zappa, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Joe Pass, George Benson and Pat Martino.

At the end of the 60s, Negroni had the good fortune to meet jazz saxophone great, Eddy Busnello, wich turned into a close, long-lasting friendship and long term musical collaboration.

In 1976, Negroni decided to continue his music career in London where he met his first real jazz guitar teacher, Ike Isaaks, one of the best guitarists in London at the time. He also began to play with other British musicians such as Dil  Katz and Robert Greenfield. At the end of 1977, while still in London, he met Bennet Glotzer, the manager of Frank Zappa at the time. Glotzer invited  Alberto to come and stay in West Hollywood.

Negroni then began to divide his time between Europe and California.