“If You Say You Are From This Planet, Why Do You Treat It Like You Do?”
Drummer, producer and curator Tommaso Cappellato is a musical maverick whose skills stretch from free-form electronics to hip hop beats and jazz improvisation. His unorthodox breadth of style is grounded in his own journey of musical discovery from building his jazz chops as a resident drummer in NYC, to hip hop excursions alongside Brooklyn MC’s, to traveling to Senegal to meld with local music masters. In recent years he has collaborated with experimental electronica and techno artists Rabih Beaini and Donato Dozzy, pianist, composer and live remixer Mark de Clive-Lowe and visionary Egyptian producer Maurice Louca. He’s currently based in LA and among his latest projects are the cosmic jazz ensemble Astral Travel, the trio Collettivo Immaginario and his hybrid drums and electronics solo set Aforemention.