ITALY | Independent
“Since I started using XCarb I can’t use the others anymore, playing is much easier, I’ve become… a better player!”
Born in Padua in 1978, Allessandro brilliantly graduated from the Academy of Music in Milan and later from the Conservatory A. Pedrollo of Vicenza studying orchestration jazz with Paolo Birro and deepening his study of percussion and drums with Massimo Pastore, Maxx Furian, Chris Coleman, Augustine Marangolo, Lele Veronesi, Fabrizio Sferra, Alberto Macchini, Eugenio Mori, Diego Vergari, Mauro Beggs and Massimo Malaguti.
Subsequently, at the C. Pollini of Padua, he also studied French horn. As part of the percussion and the battery he has also attended workshops and master classes with Chris Coleman, D. Garibaldi, Gavin Harrison, Gary Novak, Derek Wilson, Dave Weckl, Virgil Donati, Mike Mangini, Hellas Bandini, Tommy Campbell, Ney Rosauro, Saverio Tasca, Dom Famularo, Simon Phillips, Elio Rivagli, Lele Melotti, and Jojo Mayer.
He has had numerous concerts in Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia, Spain, France, Slovakia, Switzerland, collaborating with the likes of: Lucio Dalla, Gianluca Grignani, Antonino, Stef Burns (Vasco Rossi) Trio, Wre Werevolution, Mario Lavezzi, Summertime Choir, Laura Bono, Ce Ce Rogers, Barbara Monte, Renato Serious And Orchestra, Rosary Of Beautiful, G. Celentano, Vittorio Matteucci, Diego Basso And Rhythmic Symphony Orchestra Italian, Daniele Di Gregorio, Jacopo Jacopetti, Luca Francioso 6 Hands Trio, Federico Mondelci, Chiara Luppi, Valerio Galla, Leo Angilla, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Celentano’s Club, and more.
Allessandro has made numerous studio recordings for various labels and several national television programs including “Scalo 76”, “Friends” by M. De Filippi, “Venice Music Awards”, “Celentano’s Talent Show,” “Ice Christmas Gala ‘’ from Assago Forum ITALY 1, “Christmas concert at the Vatican” on Channel 5 broadcast worldwide in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, sharing the stage with artists such as Elisa, Lionel Ritchie, Michael Bolton, Alex Britti, Baglioni, Renato Zero , Mango, Lola Ponce, The Coors, Mario Venuti, Dolcenera, Negramaro, Cocciante, Noa, Ornella Vanoni, Mario Biondi, Ron, Gianni Morandi, Lauren Hill, Francesco Renga, Sergio Cammariere, Dionne Warwick, Skin, Gigi D’alessio, Tozzi, Masini, Pooh And Many More. Then Several Broadcasts On Rai 2, Italy 1, Rai 3, Koper, Italian Music Channel, Tele Lux Slovakia.
An endorser of CVL batteries, Sabian dishes of Techra chopsticks, and Shure microphones. Since January 2015 he is the official spokesperson of the “Drums Shure Mics Tour 2015”.
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