Mauro Gatto
Influences: East European , India , Balkan
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He studied drums in 1979 with Eddy de Fanti (Orchestra "La Fenice" in Venice, BATISTOCOCO, etc.) and the Venice Conservatory, before moving on to jazz and Latin with various style big band, moving to the rock with a great passion for Ian Paice and John Bohnam.Sounds from '85 al'88, toured Europe with the JUNIOR JAZZ BAND, performing also in Paris, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Barcelona, etc.. In '90 turned professional touring Italy with various dance music, until he lands the nel'95 NUTI AND CAT BOOGIE BAND, trio's idea, offering swing, folk and ethnic music.He began his research on Klezmer music with the group BARBAPEDANA, with whom he recorded four CDs "SHERELE", "THREE LORIENTI", "YOL", "ZIVELI" participating in many Folk Festival, in Italy and abroad ( including Portugal, Spain, Greece and Cape Verde) to Ancona and playing in the international festival of klezmer music.Since March of '97 he joined the other world, the myth of the Rock band Triveneto, with whom he meets Ian Paice, Tommy Emmanuel, James Burton, Guido Toffoletti Claudio Golinelli in some jam sessions and recording studio. Meanwhile, studies in Milan with Marco Volpe ( Berklee College of Music) and David Ragazzoni (Whittaker, Pravo, Branduardi), and continues as a researcher and teacher in various musical structures of the north- Italy. He works regularly with the orchestra of Vicenza in the "Jesus Christ Superstar", conducted by G. Noise, and with the "LABOR", with which he participated in various national events (Venice Summer 2000, Global Rhythms Europeans, Sanremo Rock), recording two CDs for the label UPR folkrock of Milan entitled "LAND BETRAYED" and "OP-LA '", making also support group to James Thompson (sax Sugar and Paolo Conte) and John Henry, American blues guitarist known in his Italian tour.He also collaborates with musicians like Maurizio Fusi and Marco Dehò the project "Yesh Gvul" klezmer band formed by professionals such, recorded the second CD "FAREWELL TO LUGANO" following the CD "MOON WALTZ" with the participation of Moni Ovadia. In the meantime, was released worldwide "Frames Without Borders" CD recorded by many great drummers worldwide (including Glen Velez, Layne Redmond, Kobi Hagoel, Peyman Nasehpour, Eric Stuer, Paul Marshall, etc.). Making part as the only Italian. He recently worked with the American vocal group "TAKE SIX" for their Italian tour, recorded a new CD LEO Miglioranza known Italian singer, Ndemo Xente, and is about working with SIMONETTA MANDIS to his first solo album for the label Universe.He recently published with the instrumental group NUFunk "WHARTHEY" the first album for the label Godown Records. With Bruno Gennaro, in 2010, he joined the ensemble latin / flamenco AGUA DE RIO. He is also working with Armando Battiston, known jazz pianist, a new ensemble of jazz / contemporary. He continued his research on Balkan percussion and published, in 2006, his first book "BALKAN DRUMMING", all focused on the battery in the Balkans, which will be followed shortly by the second "BREATHING RHYTHMS", focusing on Africa and the its enormous wealth.

Now workin with a tribal project with the dancer Angelica, called ANDERLUNE and with THE VENICE ORIENTAL ENSEMBLE, recording two cd's, ANDERGO and ARABESQUE VOYAGE.