Born in 1983, at the age of 7 he laid his hands on a keyboard. In 2005 graduated in organ and organ composition at the Conservatory in Monopoli (BA) and then the Music Heritage Sciences degree at the University of Salento, specializing in Musicology at the Faculty of Musicology in Cremona. During his classical studies, he attended many International Organ masterclasses: in Switzerland with Guy Bovet and Marie Claire Alain and in Italy with Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini.

Finalist at the "C.Bettinardi" Piacenza Jazz contest (ed. 2011) in which he had the opportunity to perform with Massimo Manzi and Attilio Zanchi. While in Cremona he met Roberto Cipelli who introduced him to jazz, collaborating to his first album released by Pus(H) In Record (2010). He collaborated with many great musicians such as Daniele Di Bonaventura, Marco Tamburini, Gaetano Partipilo, Giovanni Falzone, Emanuele Cisi and he played in many prestigious national and international festivals.

He has been a short-term collaborator with "The Journal of Music" (EDT) and with the magazine of African-American studies "Jam Session" (SIDMA). In 2014, he published the book “ Charles Mingus Composition versus Improvisation ( Lulu Press, Inc, 2014).
Since 2017 he is member of G.A.T.M - Group of Analysis and Musical Theory. In the same year, the scientific committee of G.A.T.M. invites Donatello D’Attoma at the “International Music Analysis GATM Conference”.

He has been for 2 years Artistic Director of Art’n Jazz Festival and a short-term collaborator with Teatro Pubblico Pugliese into to the organizing Music Corner Festival in his home town.
He is the winner of a scholarship in 2012 of "Chieti in Jazz" (in arrangement and composition) and Conad Jazz Contest 2012 with his album “Logos" with which he was invited to perform in the same year, on the prestigious stage of the "Umbria Jazz Festival”.

In 2016 he moved to Berlin on a scholarship awarded on merit by SIAE: thanks to this residency, he met a lot of musicians and played in many jazz clubs and festivals such as Zig Zag Jazz Club, Italian Jazz Festival at Schlot Jazz Club, The Hat Jazz Bar, and others.

As a leader, he published three album  - Logos ( 2010), Watchdog ( 2014), Shemà ( 2016) and he just finished to record the new one that will be out in September 2019.