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I’m a professional musician, a drummer, a composer, and a music arranger. I have spent most of my life playing music all around the world. Even though I come from a Jazz music background, particularly Big Bands and large ensembles, I love to listen to and learn any possible music style, which perfectly matches with my great passion: traveling!

The Jazz & Blues Drummer

However, I have dedicated the majority of my career to Jazz and Blues music, playing with great musicians such as Joey De Francesco, Jesse Davis, Scott Hamilton, Dado Moroni, Sugar Ray Norcia, Mz Dee, Alex Schultz, and collaborating with great bands like Alberto Marsico Organ Logistics, Laura Fedele Trio, and Enrico Crivellaro Trio. I’ve traveled extensively, performing in cities such as Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Moscow, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sydney, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and many others, participating in festivals like the North Sea Jazz Festival, Manly Blues Festival, Ascona Jazz, Cognac Blues Festival, to name a few.

The Cruises

It was after joining the world of cruises that I had the chance to visit exotic places like the Caribbean, Alaska, Greenland, Hawaii, Mexico, South America, the Amazon River, Iceland, Canada, Cape Verde, New Zealand, and many other wonderful countries, while gaining important experiences playing with musicians from all around the world. It’s still my job, even though the world, at the moment, seems to have come to a big pause.

Composer, Writer, and More..

Some projects are in progress, including recording a few contemporary jazz tunes and authoring music instructional books