Ancona (Italy) august 15th,
1975, to a mother who loved music and a father who
played the guitar as a hobby. Eric started playing drums around the age of 7.
After 4 years of informal and stead fast playing he passes
Admission Tests of the
"G.Rossini" Conservatory, in Fermo, where he graduates "Magna Cum Laude" in
percussions, in 1995, meanwhile, in
1991, he classifies first at the
"Italian Drum Contest" like the best italian drummer under 18. Drum
contest held in Rome by Drum Players Walter Martino and Agostino Marangolo.
starts studying drums on his own and takes private lessons from jazz drummer Massimo Manzi.
walks the Central Italy stages with "Bea's Group", "Massimo Colucci
Quartet", "Macapea Group", "Mario Corradini Group" and
"Lupo Alberto's Band".
he qualifies second best at the "Artist Without Frontiers Drum
Contest" held in Rome. Here he records the TV "Videomusic"
program jingle and falls in love with his prize, a Sonor Drums Set.
he grabs the opportunity of playing with
Rita Marcotulli, Furio di Castri,
Paolo Fresu, Flavio Boltro, Maurizio Giammarco, Marco Tamburini
Ciammarughi, cream of the Italian Jazz Scene.
he meets at the "Tirano Jazz Clinics"
Gary Chaffee, who entitles him
to a grant for the "New England Conservatory of Boston" (USA) and takes him as a private student. In Boston, Eric practises under
Bob Moses's and Allan Chase's tutorship.
he joins the "Fabio Zeppetella Trio", wonderful and famous italian
year, Eric's agelong love reatinship with "Sonor drums" becomes a
professional one, by his signing an endorsement contract with their Italian
Distributor, "Eko ltd". As a "Sonor Drums" endorser them
Eric plays and demostrates at "Disma Show" in Rimini, Italy.
Cisbani's touring experience involves tournees in the Usa, Germany, Netherland,
Hungary and Croatia.
A present, a resident of Milan (Italy) Eric is playing with
Gigi Cifarelli (hottest guitar around Italy,
probably) and does studio work as a session man.
Eric Cisbani is
Pearl, Sabian and Ideas for
Via Strambio n. 2
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