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Tommaso Cappellato is a creative and eclectic drummer, composer, producer and band leader. He has extensively travelled the world, touring and collaborating with many influential artists. During his 20's Cappellato spent a decade in New York crafting his technique and style. He received a BFA in Jazz Performance at The New School University, and took part in several acts playing many styles of music, from mainstream jazz to experimental techno. Among his latest projects are his 14-piece "Tommaso Cappellato Orchestra," arranged and conducted by Michele Corcella, his tribute to Spiritual Jazz "Astral Travel," a dedication to the memory of late pianist, composer and arranger Harry Whitaker, and his drums/synths solo "Aforemention". Cappellato collaborated with musicians of the likes of Michael Blake, Fabrizio Bosso, Don Byron, George Cables, Mark De Clive-Lowe, Steve Grossman, Jon Hendricks, Richard Julian, Morphosis & Upperground Orchestra, Debbie Harry & The Jazz Passengers, Enrico Pieranunzi, Enrico Rava, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Bill Ware's Vibes, Yah Supreme & Brohemian. In 2014 Tommaso was granted the JAJ Award by Shuya Okino (Kyoto Jazz Massive) acknowledging him as the year's best new artist.

 

Tommaso Cappellato è un batterista, compositore eclettico e creativo. Forte di un groove deciso, nutrito da 10 anni di residenza a New York, studi alla New School University e due anni come leader della house band alla Rainbow Room, arricchisce il suo linguaggio con viaggi in diverse parti del mondo collaborando con artisti di prestigio. Tra i suoi ultimi progetti la "Tommaso Cappellato Orchestra" composta da 13 elementi, arrangiata e diretta dal maestro Michele Corcella, il quintetto "Astral Travel", tributo allo Spiritual Jazz e dedica a un suo mentore scomparso, il pianista e compositore Harry Whitaker, e il suo solo sperimentale "Aforemention". Ha collaborato inoltre con Michael Blake, Fabrizio Bosso, Don Byron, George Cables, Mark De Clive-Lowe, Steve Grossman, Jon Hendricks, Richard Julian, Morphosis & Upperground Orchestra, Debbie Harry & The Jazz Passengers, Enrico Pieranunzi, Enrico Rava, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Bill Ware's Vibes, Yah Supreme & Brohemian. Nel 2014 e' stato nominato migliore artista nella trasmissione radiofonica giapponese "Jazz Ain't Jazz" a cura del leggendario DJ Shuya Okino dei Kyoto Jazz Massive.

 

16歳でプロになる決心をし、1996年に渡米。マンハッタンにあるニュースクール大学より奨学金を受け、美術学士号を習得。9年に及ぶニューヨーク滞在中、多種のスタイルのミュージシャンと共演。インターナショナルな活動を展開して来ており、母国イタリア及びアメリカの他、アフリカ諸国、インド、ブラジル、オーストラリア、日本でも演奏。現在までに、ドン・バイロン、ジョージ・ケイブルズ、アーロン・ゴールドバーグ、スティーブ・グロスマン、デビー・ハリー、ジョン・ヘンドリックス、ザ・ジャズ・パッセンジャーズ、マーク・リボット、ファブリッツオ・ボッソ、エンリコ・ピエラヌンツィ、エンリコ・ラーバ、カート・ローゼンウィンケル他と共演・録音。イタリア帰国後の現在は、ドン・バイロンとファブリツィオ・プーリージとのトリオ『Blackground』、マイケル・ブレイクとステファノ・センニとのトリオ『The Minus One』、トマゾの曲をミケレ・コルチェッラが編曲、指揮をしている14人編成のオーケストラを中心に活動中。 

 

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