Francesco Santopinto

Drums, Cajón.

(Pescara / Italy, 1983)

His interest and aptitudes for music were emerging at an early age between games when he listened to the rock and pop of the time and played with a friend´s drum, being that among his 5 and 10 years, his parents leads him to take keyboard´s private lessons and therefore begins his first steps in the music...
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Francesco Santopinto

Drums, Cajón.

(Pescara / Italy, 1983)

His interest and aptitudes for music were emerging at an early age between games when he listened to the rock and pop of the time and played with a friend´s drum, being that among his 5 and 10 years, his parents leads him to take keyboard´s private lessons and therefore begins his first steps in the musical world, which drives him a couple of years later, to his first formal lessons that would become his emblem instrument: Drums.
Meanwhile, he continued in parallel with Schools and Private Specializations of a variety of subjects such as Music Theory and Classical Guitar training Courses any shares in Performances with Cuban musicians. Close to 17 years would begin to shape his innate inclination towards the rhythms of Latin music, leading him to study through timbales, congas and in conjunction with drums goes into achieve specialization of Afro-Cuban and Latin American rhythms.
About 18 years old and in a more professional manner, he became part of a Soul & Rhrythm and Blues´s and Disco Funk groups , Orchestras of various genres, Covers ("Abraxas") of Carlos Santana, a Pop group ("One night'80"), Cecilia Gayle Invitations, Fabio Ricci (in characterizing Renato Zero) and the Italian singer Jimmy Fontana.
As a result of his friendship with Afro-Cuban musicians ( Gustavo Ortega, Willie "Paco" Aguero and Ernesto Piñol ) that were an example and motivation to recognize his harmony Latin soul , created the group "Samy, The Train" while being called to collaborate with national and local artists and Professional Media which include: Pino Ruggieri, the showman Vincenzo Olivieri, performances at Rai International and Mediaset TV ; Never putting aside his training such as: His improvement and advanced classes at First Sight Reading Drum with Maurizio De Lazzaretti, Harmony and Composition lessons as well as Private Studies between 2006 and 2010 with Professor Ettore Mancini, former Department of Drum University of Music´s Director ( in Rome) and currently Director of Drum Studio located in the same city.
Worth mentioning his incursion into his first collaboration on Musical Productions such as: "Brazilatrafro Vol.6" Musician Gabriel Rosati in 2011 as "Gabriel Rosati & The 7 Chakras of Big Band" in 2012 . Also participated in the album of the Jazz bass player Luigi Blasioli called "Sounds of Aracsep Valley". Of these experiences in recording projects and after his stay (and
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