...the estimable Zeno De Rossi on drums, who moved from subtlest gradations of pulsation to kickass powerhouse tub-thumper in the blink of a millisecond (the snail crawls across the edge of the razor blade) - Gary Lucas NYC
Able to move between jazz, experimental music and avant-garde pop and rock, drummer and composer Zeno De Rossi (Verona - 1970), is one of the most in- demand musicians in the Italian music scene. His interest in music and the drums came early through the record collection of his father and older brothers.
His stylistic versatility have been featured with Chris Speed, Dave Douglas, Cuong Vu, Greg Cohen, Mike Patton, Briggan Krauss, Anthony Coleman, Marc Ribot, Steven Bernstein, Josh Roseman, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jamie Saft, Ted Reichman, Frank London, Ralph Alessi, Jessica Lurie, Jim Black, Giovanni Maier, Francesco Bearzatti, Gianluca Petrella, Franco D'Andrea, Gianni Gebbia, Daniele D'Agaro, Marco Cappelli, Cristina Zavalloni, Vinicio Capossela, Mark Orton, Gary Valente, David Murray, Amy Denio, Simone Massaron, Xabier Iriondo, Massimo Pupillo, Carla Bozulich, Ben Goldberg, Gary Lucas, Curtis Hasselbring, Enrico Rava, Tenores di Bitti, The Klezmatics, Antonello Salis, Gianluigi Trovesi, Alexander Balanescu, Han Bennink a.o.
He has released several albums as a leader, two with the project SULTRY: Sultry (Splash 2001) and Plunge (El Gallo Rojo Records 2005), two with the project Kriminal MUSEUM: Plateau Phase (Guns Chocolate 2002), The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Punto Rojo / Backerai 2005), and two with the project SHTIK: Me'or 'Einayim (El Gallo Rojo Records 2007) and The Manne I Love! VOL.1 & VOL.2. (El Gallo Rojo Records 2010), this last one entirely devoted to the music of Shelly Manne.