Matteo Fraboni Quintet -][- This is My Music –MP3– [Via Veneto Jazz, 2012]
Matteo Fraboni was born 15 October 1983. Drummer and composer, he begins studying music very young, starting with the piano, then self-teaching drums. He becomes very fond of Jazz music and starts seriously studying at the age of 16, attending the most famous schools in Italy: Berklee College of Music in Perugia (2002); ” Musical high specialization course workshop” Città di Castello (2003), with Fabio Zeppetella, Massimo Moriconi, Umberto Fiorentino, Maurizio Giammarco and John Arnolds.
He studies with the composer and piano player Ramberto Ciammarughi (2004), practises drums with Massimo Manzi and improvisation techniques with Fabrizio Sferra. He studies the basics of cuban music in Cuba with the great musician Josè Luis Quintana Fuentès “Changuito”, winner of two Grammy Latino Awards (2001).
He studies the basics of traditional Indian Music with the Berlin Maestro Aky Montoya (2003), attending the jazz workshops organized by the piano pianist Giovanni Ceccarelli in Fabriano and improves his knowledge of the brasilian rhythms with the drummer Natalio Alvès de Oliveiras(2004).
At the same time, he passes his exams for the first three years of the Course ” Classic Percussion Instruments” with Maestro Dardi at the “G. Rossini” Academy of Music and the exams of the first year of the University Course in Music Studies in Cremona.
He attends the Masterclasses of Bill Stewart, Peter Erskine, Mat Wilson, Roberto Gatto, Christian Meyer, O. Hernandez, Paolo Pellegatti, Ron Savage, Tullio de Piscopo, Ellade Bandini, Franco D’Andrea, Seamous Blake, Brian Blade.
In New York (2009), he takes private lessons from Gene Jackson, Ari Hoening, Dan Weiss and Nat Smith. In 2009, he travels to Africa (Senegal) to study the African polyrhythms with the griot Mamadou Diouf. In 2008 he takes part in the summer workshop organized by the Siena Jazz Foundation (3rd Level- Highest Level), where he’s picked up to take part in the Musical Research Permanent Lab of the piano player Stefano Battaglia (ECM).
He studies Composing and Arranging at the ” G. Rossini” Music Academy, where he writes a paper on African Polyrhytmics for his “Afroamerican Music History” exam with Stefano Zenni, receiving the highest mark. On request of the examining comitate. his paper is today part of the archives of the above mentioned Academy. -[Biography]-
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