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Claudio Gioannini

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Born in Rome, starts his musical training in Italy (with well-known drummers as Ettore Fioravanti, Fabrizio Sferra) and continues in 1987 at P.I.T (Percussion Institute of Technology branch of Musicians' Institute of Hollywood - Los Angeles), where he graduates himself with " honors", studying with such drummers as Steve Houghton, Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humprey, Chuck Flores and many others. He receives also a special prize: the " Human Relation Award".

Best musical experience:
A three year Europe tour with Pupi & Fresedde, a theater company of Florence performing and playing music composed, among others, by the italian composer Nicola Piovani, the jazz – fusion band "Autumn Leave" (Jazz Contest in Milan and the "Todi Festival "), the "Lello Scassa Sextet " (Pescara Jazz Festival, "Jazz sotto le stelle" – L'Aquila), "Brazil Way" of the brazilian singer Claudia Marss (Jazz & Image - Villa Celimontana in Rome editions 1997 and 1998), sax player Giorgio Kierkiè (Brisighella Jazz 2001), with the clarinet player Bill Smith (Artena Jazz 3000).

He's currently playing with the "Antonio Flinta JazzQuartet", where he can freely express his jazz sensibility and creativity. The band performed, among others, at: Ploiesti Jazz Summit, Brasov Jazz Days, Bucarest EuropaFest, Sonvico in Jazz (Svizzera),Ankara Jazz Festival, "China Tour" (Pechino, Tianjin), Bansko Jazz Festival (Bulgaria), Kaamos Jazz (Finland), Smeltedigelen Jazz Festival (Norway)…

He's also an effective member of the "Karl Potter Percussion Group ", directed by the afro – american percussionist Karl Potter.

From 1995 he is a founder of the Staff Music School with seats in Rome and Viterbo; he alternates performing and teaching career.

Selected Discography:
Antonio Flinta Jazz Trio & Quartet:
1."The Meeting" (Live recorded and available on demand))
2. "Tree and Figure" Splasc(h) Records
3. "La Edad de La Ira" Splasc(h) Records
4. "Portraits & Songs" Splasc(h) Records (www.splaschrecords.com)
5. "Tamed" in Quartet, featuring Piecarlo Salvia on Tenor Sax Splasc(h) Records

Karl Potter Percussion Group:
1. "Danza" – Finisterre Records
2. "Danza Reloaded" – Finisterre Records (www.finisterre.it)

Lello Scassa Quintet:
1. "My Favorite Sonny"
2. " Lello Scassa plays himself"

Jazz Noise Quartet:
1." Potus"

Claudia Marss & Brazil Way:
1. " Viajando" (Live from Jazz & Image – Roma)

Contacts and Information:
Claudio Gioannini
email: bsticks(at)inwind.it



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