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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.

Worked as featured drummer playing shows for RAI Television from 1982 to 1988 also with the St.Louis Big Band directed by Bruno Biriaco (82/86), including the Live TV Show, “Unicef”, “Il Nastro D`Argento”, “Domenica In” 82,83,84 for Pippo Baudo. The big band has included occasionally Baldo Maestri, Sal Genovese and Paolo Fresu. Among other TV shows that Marcelli performed are: Tandem, DOC, Blitz, Orecchiocchio,”La Musica c`e`, Il Piacere dell`Estate, Vediamoci sul 2, Cartoni Magici.

Andrea, between '85-'96 composed and recorded 7 CDs of Library music for Films, TV and Radio for Primrose Music, Flippermusic and Fonit Cetra broadcasted world-wide.

Andrea moved to USA in 1989 spending 8 years in Los Angeles and 4 in New York and quickly gaining a Special Green Card Visa as a “First preference Alien wth Extraordinary abilities in the Field of Jazz” .

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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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