Tommaso Cappellato is a creative and eclectic drummer, composer, producer and band leader. He has extensively travelled the world, touring and collaborating with many influential artists. During his 20’s Cappellato spent a decade in New York crafting his technique and style. He received a BFA in Jazz Performance at The New School University, and took part in several acts playing many styles of music, from mainstream jazz to experimental techno. Among his latest projects are his 14-piece “Tommaso Cappellato Orchestra,” arranged and conducted by Michele Corcella, his tribute to Spiritual Jazz “Astral Travel,” a dedication to the memory of late pianist, composer and arranger Harry Whitaker, and his drums/synths solo “Aforemention”. Cappellato collaborated with musicians of the likes of Michael Blake, Fabrizio Bosso, Don Byron, George Cables, Mark De Clive-Lowe, Steve Grossman, Jon Hendricks, Richard Julian, Morphosis & Upperground Orchestra, Debbie Harry & The Jazz Passengers, Enrico Pieranunzi, Enrico Rava, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Bill Ware’s Vibes, Yah Supreme & Brohemian. In 2013 Tommaso was granted the JAJ Award by Shuya Okino (Kyoto Jazz Massive) acknowledging him as the year’s best new artist.
“Good drummers keep the rhythm but outstanding ones color it. Cappellato is an artisan”
Support comes from Glowrogues, a new band of rising stars from Manchester and Birmingham, playing funk and hip-hop flavoured pieces by Molyneux, using electronics to manipulate the horn section sound, creating an experimental edge. Uplifting and energetic.