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Pietro Valente was born in Padua, 29th A pril 1982 and start s to play drum at the age of 8. He got some experiences to perform since he was 15, with rock bands in the pub and also other places in Padua.

He decided to become a professional musician was in 2001, after graduated the high school. When he matriculated at the Università della Musica di Roma (a famous Italian music college in Rome). Here he studied with some the best teachers in Italy: like Maurizio Dei Lazzaretti, Pietro Iodice, John Arnold, Davide Pettirossi, Gaetano Fasano and graduated in 2006 with jazz drum specialization and also got the best mark 10/10.

During this period he played in some bands across north Italy: Manzoteam (founder), Sparks, Kids and True Voice (gospel choir).

In 2004 he was hired as drum teacher at Centro Musicale Beethoven, where now he still teaches in the new modern music section: C.A.M.M

In 2005 he was called from Veneto Jazz to be the assistant-translator of John Riley for the New School (New York) summer workshop in Bassano del Grappa.

At the 2006 Umbria Jazz Summer Clinics he had been chosen, as best drummer, to perform at the 2006 Umbria Jazz Winter festival and few weeks later he was the only one drummer to win the scholarship at Siena Jazz Clinics.

He played in many important clubs and playhouses: Teatro Regio di Torino(Turin), Palazzo del Popolo(Orvieto), Auditorium C.Pollini(Padua), Canrtina Bentivoglio(Bologna), Caffè Pedrocchi(Padua), Micca Club(Rome), Arteria(Bologna), Q lunge bar(Padua), Porsche Haus(Milan); and also in the important music festival like: Umbria Jazz Winter, Porsche Jazz Festival, Veneto Jazz, International Music Meeting, Vicenza Jazz, Parco Delta Jazz, River Film Festival.

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