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”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.

He has performed or recorded with Daniel Carter, William Parker, Eri Yamamoto, Darius Jones, The Cinematic Orchestra among others. Federico Ughi has perfomed throughout Italy, the UK, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Slovenia, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Canada and the US.


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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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Album Transoceanico by Federico Ughi

Transoceanico

577 Records
2018

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Album Songs For Four Cities by Federico Ughi

Songs For Four Cities

Skycap Records
2012

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People's Resonance

Slam Productions
2008

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Ulers Two

Slam Productions
2002

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Astonishment

Slam Productions
2001

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