EDUCATION

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While studying with the best teachers around Venice, he delved into various kinds of drumming styles from rock to metal, from jazz to latin, from reggae to funky.

Starting from 2003, he devoted himself to jazz, specializing with Marco Volpe in Milan. He then succeeded, in 2005, in entering into the higher grade of the Trieste Conservatory for jazz specialization.

In 2006 he obtained a scholarship for Berklee College’s summer workshop in Perugia.

In 2007 he obtained another scholarship for the Escola Superior de Música e das Artes e do Espectáculo (ESMAE) in Porto (Portugal), where he studied with Michael Lauren, Paulo Perfeito and Pedro Guedes.

In October 2008, he took part in the 20th edition of the International Jazz Workshop in Trier, Germany. In March 2009, he obtained his jazz bachelor’s with a final grade of 110/110 under the guide of Glauco Venier, Marcello Tonolo, Stefano Bellon and Klaus Gesing. In March 2012 he obtained his Master’s in Biennio interpretativo with honors, under the guide of Klaus Gesing, Alberto Mandarini and Giovanni Maier. He also had the chance to study and play with some international musicians, such as: Ohad Talmor, Jacob Sacks, Ken Cervenka, Dave Howard, Shane Endsley, Matt Pavolka, Stefano Bollani, Marcello Alulli, David Boato, Andrea Lombardini, Pedro Madaleno, Uli Beckerhoff, Henning Berg, Christian Meyer, Mike Portnoy, John Riley, Trilok Gurtu, Alfredo Golino, Dan Weiss, Bruno Castellucci, Marco Tamburini and Bobby Previte. Over a long period of time, he also studied with Roberto Dani, both individually and during his permanent workshop “Forme Sonore”.

He also studied Indian music with Aki Montoya.

CONCERTS


bio03From a very young age, he had the chance to play in several rock, metal, progressive and pop bands. He had the chance to play on the stage of the Teatro Ariston in Sanremo and on the same stage of artists such as Jamiroquai, Piero Pelù, Giorgia and many others, as an opening act.

After this experiences he focused on jazz, keeping in touch with all the bands which needed a session drummer.

In every kind of musical environment, he is co-operating as a composer and arranger.

He has had the honor to play together with some well known musicians in the jazz industry and he is currently playing, composing and arranging for the following ensembles:

Abbey Town Jazz Orchestra
Big band directed by Kyle Gregory and Klaus Gesing. The repertoire includes masterpieces from blues, shuffle,
boogie woogie to Frank Sinatra, from Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts to Ray Charles’ repertoire. The Abbey Town
Jazz Orchestra is the resident big band since 2007 at the Summer Jamboree Festival in Senigallia where it had the
chance to play for national and international celebrities such as Pat Reyford, Blasco Mirabella, Sue Moreno, Pep
Torres, Lara Luppi, The Fabulous Harmonaires, Laura B, Mike Sanchez, Max Paiella, Renzo Arbore e Jamie Davis
(Count Basie Orchestra), Ray Gelato, Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti, Frankie Hi NRG and Tony Hadley – Spandau Ballet’s lead singer.
 
Enrico Brion – Quadrivio

Jazz quartet featuring tenor sax, piano, double bass and drums featuring Maurizio Scomparin and Ilic Fenzi on trumpet, Tony Costantini on trombone and Alberto Collodel on bass clarinet. The songs of the brand new album are composed and arranged by the pianist and leader, Enrico Brion.

Andrejka Mozina Quintet

Quintet featuring cello and voice, violin, electric guitar, double bass and drums. The first album “Zarja” was released for the Cat Sound Records and it was made of original tunes by Andrejka Mozina.

John Stowell Trio

Jazz guitar trio of the great American jazz guitarist. Together since 2011.

Marco Bolfelli Trio

Guitar trio lead by this very young and talented italian guitarist. “Streamflow” the first album was released on 2014 by the trio featuring the saxophone player Klaus Gesing

TEACHING ACTIVITY


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He also has a busy teaching activity as a drum and ensemble teacher:

-      Scuola di formazione musicale “Artemusica” in Trieste;

-      Scuola “Thelonious Monk” in Mira;

He is a member of the administrative committee of the “Artemusica” school. For this school, he organized a workshop with the jazz guitarist Marc Ribot in February 2011; one with the American jazz guitarist John Stowell in October 2011 and one with Jesper Bodilsen – double bass player from the Stefano Bollani’s Danish trio – in October 2012.

Beyond individual lessons, he arranges permanent drums’ and percussions’ workshops where original tunes and arrangements of famous tunes are played by a drums’ and percussions’ ensemble.

Since 2010, with the collaboration of Andrejka Mozina and Nicola Privato, he arranges intensive musical workshop once a year, teaching drums and ensemble music. 

Since 2012, he cooperates as a teacher for “ARTESTATE”, a recreational summer camp for children aged 6 to 13, arranged by “Artemusica.”