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Alessandro Minetto
drums

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Born in Alessandria on june the 23th 1969 begins his music studies at the age of 15 attending the drum classes of acknowledged italian teachers like: Alberto Bucci, Giorgio Gandino, Marco Volpe, Bruno Astesana and Maurizio Planker

Starts his professional career at the age of 22 performing in Italy and foreign countries.

He attends also clinics of drummers: Manhù Roche, Francesco Sotgiu, Enzo Zirilli, Roberto Gatto, Ettore Fioravanti, Arvin Scott, Marcello Pellitteri, Bob Moses, Max Roach, Roy Haynes.

Collaborations:
A
s a jazz drummer starts performing with: Giorgio Licalzi, Paolo Porta, Fulvio Albano, Fabrizio Bosso; also collaborates with: Aldo Mella, Andrea Allione, Aldo Rindone, Guido Canavese, Nicola Muresu, Mario Petracca, Antonio Zambrini, Due Laghi Big Band, Francesco Nastro, Giacomo Aula, Alfredo Ponissi, Lorenzo Petrocca, Claudio and Fulvio Chiara, Stefano Calcagno, Loris Bertot, Alessandro Maiorino, Riccardo Ruggieri, Luigi Tessarollo, Maria Pia De Vito, Franco D'Andrea, Carlo Atti, Riccardo Zegna, Luigi Bonafede, Bruno Marini, Maurizio Nunes Caldura, Marco Vaggi, Roberto Cecchetto, Aldo Zunino, Claudio Fasoli, Andrea Pozza, Stefano Battaglia, Renato Chicco, Paolo Birro, Marco Micheli, Rosario Bonaccorso, Pietro Tonolo, Gianni Coscia, Ares Tavolazzi, Furio Di Castri, Antonio Faraò, Emanuele Cisi, Gianni Basso, Larry Schneider, Jimmy Cobb, Tom Kirkpatrick, Maurizio Giammarco, Kail Gregory, Andy Gravish, Walter Weiskopf, Steve Grossman, Michelle Hendrix, Garrison Fewell, Michael Rosen, Gilad Atzmon, Dena DeRose, Donald Braden, Peter King, Kay Foster Jackson, Phil Guy, Damon Brown, Stjepko "Steve" Gut, Franco Cerri, Bob Bonisolo, Jonathan Gee, Benny Golson, Bruce Forman, Monk Liberation Front, Francesca Sortino, Pietro Ciancaglini, Barend Middelhoff, Gerard Klein, Steve Rose, Bud Shank, Guido Di Leone, Marco Tamburini, Piero Odorici, Francesco Cafiso, Dusko Goykovich, Stefano Cantini, Kelvin Sholar, Ronnie Matheus e Lee Konitz.

Other experiences:
H
e has been assistant for drummers:
 - Stephen Keogh at Appennino Music Festival Clinics in 2000 and 2001
 - Sangoma Everett at Due Laghi Jazz Festival Clinics in 2002
 - Ron Savage at Umbria Jazz Berklee Clinics 2005
 
He also played with the Marco Felesina Trio at the Palace Hotel of St. Morritz, with the Davide Calvi Trio at the Hotel The Paris in Monaco and in several european jazz clubs, Ronnie Scott's in London and Bimhuis on Amsterdam to name a few...

Performances:
 Played in many clubs and festivals all over Italy and occasilonally around europe. Festivals: Orciere Merlette Festival du Jazz, Nonsoloteatro (Borgio Verezzi), Festival Jazz di Como, Ivrea Estate '97, Art Sound in Torino, Jazz a Palazzo (Torino), JVC jazz festival Torino '98, Forte Dei Marmi ‘98, Jazz Image '99 (Roma), Cagliari '99, Valtellina Jazz Festival '99, Ivrea '99, Avigliana 2000, Manerbio Jazz Festival, Eurojazz Festival di Ivrea 2000, Verona Jazzfestival 2000, Eurojazz Festival di Ivrea 2001, Udin&Jazz 2002, Crossroads (Ravenna) 2002, Le sommet du jazz 2002 (serre chevalier), Ha Noy European Jazz Festival 2002 (Viet Nam), Casalgrande Jazz Festival 2003, Salerno Music… 2003, Marsala Jazz Festival 2003, Maglie Jazz 2003, Gibellina Jazz Festival 2003, Conservatorio and Circolo Italiano of Addis Abeba (Etiopia) 2003, Villa Celimontana 04 (Roma), Terninjazzfest 04, Jazz by the sea 04 (Fano), Iseo & Clusone 04, Aqui Terme in Jazz 04, Festifal di Bertinoro 04, Feltre Jazz 04, Toscana Jazz 04, Linguaggi Jazz 2005 (Torino), Ivrea Eurojazzfestival 2005 and many others.

2005
tour in holland with Barend Middelhoff and in Brasil with Fulvio Albano
2005
worked as assistant at Berkelee Clinics at Umbria Jazz

He was in the house band in the Palace Hotel di St. Morritz.

Records as sideman:
Giorgio Licalzi, Giorgio Licalzi (Philology) 1994.
La nuit americaine featuring Franco D'Andrea, Giorgio Licalzi (Philology) 1996
Santa Lucia, Giorgio Licalzi (Polo Sud) 1997.
Serenata celeste, Lorenzo Minguzzi (Caligola).
Gut - Menci - Benedettini - Minetto feat. Carlo Atti Somethin' SpecialGee - Gallo - Minetto: Cream of MandarinEyes and stripes featuring Fabrizio Bosso, Luigi Martinale (DDQ) 1999
At Home, Fulvio Chiara (Splash 2000)
Plaing The Giants feat. Tom Kirkpatrick (Modern Vintage) 2000
Zoe, Guido Canavese trio (Jazzmobile Records) 2001
Urka Feat. F.Bosso, Luigi Martinale (DDQ) 2002
Un gatto attraversa la strada, Tartamella-Leotta-Minetto (Note Sparse) 2002
Kiss Me, Francesca Sortino (SUGAR) 2004
Cream of mandarin
, Gee-Gallo-Minetto (Artesuono)2004
Somethin' Special, Feat Steve Gut and Carlo Atti, VIDEORADIO 2004

Alessandro Minetto endorses "Ideas for Drummers sticks and ISTAMBUL Cymbals".

Contacts and information:
Alessandro Minetto
tel. fax: 0039 (0) 11 6505978
cell. 0039 349 4590210
e-mail: alessandrominetto@gmail.com
web: www.myspace.com/alessandrominetto

 

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