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Federico Ughi

”Federico Ughi is characteristically splendid, his drums serving as much more than a rhythmic undercurrent...” Steven Loewy, Cadence Magazine

Federico Ughi is a drummer and composer based in New York.

Federico Ughi's music infuses the New York avant garde sound with a sense of melody inspired by the Italian classical and folk traditions of his childhood in Rome. Ornette Coleman has been a major influence for Federico as well as a mentor.

Born in Rome, Italy in 1972 Federico relocated to London at age 21 to play music, from there moving to New York in 2000 again to play music. He has been based in Brooklyn, NY ever since.

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”Federico Ughi is characteristically splendid, his drums serving as much more than a rhythmic undercurrent...” Cadence Magazine

“Ughi seems less concerned with the usual strategies of Free Jazz, although much of what he writes falls in that genre, than with the integration of improvisation and composition in a seamless unit that meshes melodic abstraction with sophisticated writing.” All Music

All Music (USA) “it is clearly Ughi’s game, with the drummer nudging, cajoling, and pushing the limits”

Signal To Noise (USA) “Drummer Federico Ughi is a different kind of foil”

Jazz Journal International (UK) “..

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