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Fred Casadei Fred Casadei

Bass player, composer and educator.

Born in Rome in 1970, live in Sicily.

When he was six he began study piano and, few year later, drums.

He has developed its own musical language playing ( and learning from ) with Stefano Maltese, Gioconda Cilio and Antonio Moncada in their projects : As Sikilli Ensemble, Ghost Company, Maltese Trio, Moncada Quintet and Cilio Quartet.

He has participated in various stages and seminars held by sicilian musicians and others like Giorgio Gaslini, Bruno Tommaso, Paolo Fresu, Tony Oxley, Franco D'Andrea, Ettore Fioravanti etc.

He has worked in the most varied organic, the big orchestras and the small combos. He has held concerts for the ISMA (Sicilian Institute of Ancient Music), playing Bach, Vivaldi, Cafaro.

The musicians with which he has played are many, the Claudio Giglio groups and orchestra, Gaetano Santoro, Pasquale Innarella, Gianni Gebbia, Cristina Zavalloni Open Quartet, Mluk, Roy Paci, Angelo Conto, Vittorio Villa, Simone Bosco, Amato Jazz Trio, Igor Sciavolino Mingus Changes, Michel Godard, Domenico Caliri, Francesco Branciamore, Francesco Cusa Skrunch, Fabrizio Puglisi, Maurizio Martuscello, Guglielmo Pagnozzi, Zu, Yves Robert and others. Various collaborations out of jazz as Vinicio Capossela, Teresa De Sio, Raiz, Intillimani, Alfio Antico, Roy Paci & Aretuska, Baustelle, Qbeta, Sciroccu, Mau Mau, Giorgio Conte, Boogie Googles, Devics, Macaco, Gnawa of Casablanca, Montefiori Cocktail, Banda Ionica, Arthur H, Voci Atroci, Bnet Houryat of Marrakech.

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