Andrea Marcelli

Primary Instrument: Drums

Andrea Marcelli: born in Rome, Italy.

During his career he performed in USA, Japan, India, Brazil, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tunisia, Italy, Germany, England, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Estonia, France, Belgium, Finland, Luxembourg, Lebanon and others. More than 190 of his compositions have been recorded in CD. Two of his compositions have been included on both the “European Real Book” and “The Digital Real Book part 2” by

Graduated in 1986 from the L. Refice Conservatory in Frosinone (Rome) in Classical Clarinet, Jazz Composition and Arrangement. He also attended clinics with Tommy Campbell, Peter Erskine and others. ...
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Top 10 Jazz CDs of 1991 (#8) for Tower Records' PULSE Top 20 Jazz/Fusion New Released sales, Ad Lib Japan Among the Top Jazz Picks of 1991 for Jazziz Magazine Guitar World Critic's Choise new releases 4/1992. "El sueno del navegante" best Jazz CD of 1996 at Radio 1 Spain (Producer and performer) Paolo Russo "Alchemy" top best 5 Jazz CD of 2004 in Denmark. 2002 won two awards at the Berlin Jazz and Blues Awards.
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    Beyond the Blue

    Art of Life Records
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    City Images (Inner City Adventures)

    Knitting Factory Works
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Beyond the Blue

Art of Life Records (2005)

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Wayne Shorter wrote: “Andrea Marcelli's music is vibrant and thought-provoking as today's events. Andrea is such a chameleon. When I first heard his music, it struck me that he played drums, clarinet, percussion, keyboards, and composed in a variety of styles that defied classification, moreover, his display of sensitivity and creative approach to the work produced.”

- Allan Holdsworth Interview (Chitarre): ”He is dedicate and passionate, I like that in a musician. I liked very much Andrea as musician and composer and I liked his musical project.”

John Kelman (, February 2005) ....Marcelli's compositions transcend simple melody, transporting the listener to places known and unknown, eliciting hidden emotions.....

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Drums: Daila and Gretsch Sticks: Vic Firth Cymbals: Sabian and Old Zanki Latin Percussion Clarinet: Buffet
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