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Carlo Gaia Biography

Musical Evolution

I got a degree in Jazz Music in 2012 from "Civica Scuola di Jazz in Milano" studying with master drummer Tony Arco. Here I had the pleasure and honor of studying and playing with musicians like Franco Cerri, Franco D'Andrea, Mario Rusca, Lucio Terzano and Marco Vaggi.
Previously I had private lessons with Dave Weckl, Marco Volpe, Bruce Becker, Maurizio DeiLazzaretti and Edoardo Bellotti.

In 2007 I attended the Berklee College of Music Summer Program, in 2008 the We Love Jazz summer camp, studying with Jimmy Cobb and Byron Landham, and in 2011 the Siena Jazz International Summer Workshop, studying with Eric Harland and Ferenc Nemeth. I also attended several Clinics and Masterclass, with musicians like: Steve Gadd, JoJo Mayer, Steve Smith, Dave Weckl, Billy Cobham, Bob Moses, Lenny White, Steve Coleman

With Jazz, Electric Jazz, Rock and Pop groups I have played among others with: Tom Kirkpatrick, Javier Girotto, Michael Rosen, Rita Marcotulli, Francesco Tricarico, Barend Middelhoff, Paola Turci, Andrea Mirò, Mauro Ermanno Giovanardi (La Crus), The Duet, Matteo Brancaleoni, Freak Antoni (Skiantos), Franco Cerri Guitar Jazz Ensamble and at venues like: Open World Jazz Festival Ivrea, Alba Music Festival, Attilio Donadio Jazz Festival Cuneo, Break in Jazz Milano, San Giuseppe in Jazz Festival Alba, Toselli Theatre in Cuneo, Palazzo di Città Theatre in Cairo Montenotte, La Sosta Jazz Club Reggio Calabria, La Saletta della Cultura Lecce, Alcatraz Milano, Idroscalo Milano, Le Scimmie Milano, Teatro 89 Milano, Thor – MaNolans – Pompei – Blu Wales Clubs in Nice (France), Circolo Caprissi in Cuneo, Live Tones Napoli, Bravo Cafè Bologna, Festival Cantautori D'Italia, Teatro Alfieri Asti, Valle Ossola Guitar Festival, Impronte Jazz Festival.

I have several recording sessions in studio and live, among others: the CD "Human Being" by Filippo Cosentino Trio Feat. Michale Rosen,  the jazz CD “Lanes” with Filippo Cosentino on guitar, Fabrizio Bosso on trumpet and Giovanni Sanguineti and Davide Beatino on bass;  the pop-rock CD “Ex-Vuoto” with the band Lisagenetica, followed by a tour in Italy and the Funk CD “Guitar Works” with guitarist Oleg Capovani and Stefano Forcella (Modà) on bass.

I'm a drums and ensemble teacher since 2000.

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