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Educator , Drummer , Arranger , Composer of appreciated versatility and experience.
Over the years, in his long professional career, he played and collaborated in tour and studio with producers, musicians and reference artists. He has Performed in many Concerts and Festivals in the world . His personal style recognized and appreciated by many Artists and Professional Musicians come from a continuos reserch of deepening, experimenting and practicing various genres of music.,from Rock ,Pop , funk, Soul , Blues Jazz, to avant- gard Jazz , Jazz fusion , afro ...and many more
MASTER'S Degree in Music - Drums and Percussion Instruments at the State Conservatory of Music, G. Martucci, Salerno (Italy) and he majored in jazz studies at the Conservatory of Music, San Pietro a Majella, Naples (Italy). Berklee College of Music Certificated and Graduate Educational Teacher Trainer
He has been studying and collaborating with Enrico Lucchini and attending various stage-seminars Master Class held by Dave Weckl, Steve Gadd, Chad Smith, Billy Cobham, Peter Erskine, Vinnie Colaiuta, Greg Bissonette, Steve Smith , Dom Famularo and John Riley.
From 1980 on wards he began his professional activity working and collaborating on tours and recording studios with various famous Italian national and artists including Fausto Leali,Little Tony , Riccardo Fogli, Francesco Calabrese, Dori Ghezzi, Tiziana Rivale, Lena Biolcati, Anna Oxa , Mia Martini, Nuovi Angeli, Ricchi e Poveri , Rocky Roberts , Aleandro Baldi, Righeira, Loredana Bertè, Ivana Spain , Antonella Ruggiero of Matia Bazar ,Jenny B.. and International Artist including Tanya Houston, Norma Jordan, DeeDee Jackson , Cheryl Porter, Karl Potter , A. Johns ,and many more .
He has participated in various television shows among which "Sotto le stelle"(Rai Uno),"Grand Prize TV" (Rai Tre), "Fantastico 2 (Rai Uno with Pippo Baudo), "Saturday Market" (Rai Uno with Luisa Rivelli), "Beauty at the Beach " (Network 4 with G.Mastrota and Eather Parisi), "Piacere Rai Uno", "Festival di Napoli". D.O.C. Music RAI 2
He collaborated with "Tiger film company – Cecchi Gori production " for the movies soundtracks including "Perdiamoci di vista", direct by
He has written music and soundtracks for "Over Travel" documentaries
and he is the author of music for theater works including the music
"Ritorno ad Atlantide".
In 1996 he wrote and arranged the songs of the singer of Algerian origin "Hisabel Dhazir", welcomed by French critics as the best ethnic-european songwriter.
In 1997 he performed with the orchestra TV Show, directed by M ° Martelli, accompanied by various artists including Renzo Albore and Marisa Laurito, Demis Roussous, Gloria Gaynor, and others.
In 2000 he has participated in the Sound's Good Heineken Jazz Festival with George Evans's big band, where he had the opportunity to play with Tommy Hunt, Steve Grossman, Bill Thomas, Jay Clayton, Paul Orta, Tanika, Tikarham, Bill Laswell, , Jimmy Owens, Ray Barreto, Triloku Gurtu, etc.
In the same year he founded the project "Urban-Funky Jazz Project", beginning a long collaboration ,over 10 years , with Karl Potter, a well-known New Jersey percussionist, icon of the etno-jazz groove international. and first Percussionist of famous band Isle Brothers
He has collaborated with various Productions and record labels such as "Dingo Music", "Sound Record", "Diddle Studios", "Baby Records ,Sony ,CBS ," Sugar " "Top Record", "Free Sound", "Milano Music", MD record etc.
With the Music Educational-cultural project "The Percussion : Djembè - Marimba - drum set " performs didactic activities by holding master Class and concerts at several Publics Schools,Hifgh schools and Music Institutes.
He was involved in the Artistic and Educational direction of the Musical Cultural Association "Art Music Academy", where he is the president, Director and Drum & Percussion Teacher of Music courses, also curating artistic and cultural projects, in particular with the "Sunu Art Spectacle Associations" and "Golf North Production" of Dakar - Senegal which includes in them the most important North Africans musicians and percussionists, direct descendants of the GRIOT caste, of the ancient and prestigious Sing Sing family.
From 2008 to 2011 he was Head teacher of Department Drums & Percussion and Artistic Director of MD Music Academy - Salerno (Italy)
In 2012/2013, besides the various engagements and artistic projects, he interacts with the major exponents of the AFRO music of the "Mbalax" genre produced by a famous afro International Singer "Youssou N'Dour".
From 2014 to 2016 he has been a Drum Teacher Specialist at International Music Institute , British International School and Aldar Academy of Abu Dhabi and Dubai UAE
Currently, he lives in New York where Teach Music Band & Drums at BCA College & NY Music school , and continuing his carreer as musician playing jazz, jazz funk fuion , avant garde , sharing jazz projects and gigs live and studio recording with various professional musicians of NYC Jazz scene. Lately he started collaborating and promoting a new jazz fusion project "Evolution 4et" a new CD relise recorded with Vinny Valentino, John Benitez and Bob Franceschini.
He is the author of drums and percussion books "Drumming in Section" method for drums and the book of percussion instruments, Groove and fills book of Drum Tecnique and snare drum rudiments
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