Giampaolo Biagi

drums

Giampaolo Biagi was born and raised in Florence, Italy.  There he played with pianist Romano Mussolini, Gianni Basso, Franco Cerri, Enrico Intra, Lucio Dalla, Amedeo Tommasi and Lino Patruno. He spent most of his time accompanying American artists during European tours like John  Denver, Tony Scott and Gatto Barbieri.

Giampaolo moved to New York City to study Jazz Drumming in 1967 and because of hard work and dedication, he received steady gig offers which resulted in making the United States his home. He has done tours and recorded with such greats as Chet Baker, Warren and Allan Vaché, Scott Hamilton, Dr. John, Leon Redbone, Kenny Davern, Bob Wilber, Bob Haggart, Doc Cheatham, Ken Peplowski, Rebecca Kilgore, Bucky and  John Pizzarelli, Jack Sheldon, Woody Allen and many more.

 

Dividing his time between Italy and the U.S., Giampaolo appears regularly in New York jazz clubs such as Eddie Condon's, The Blue Note, Sweet Basil, Jimmy Ryan's, Small's, Michael's Pub, the Fat Cat and more. He still performs regularly in the oldest jazz bar in New York City, Arthur's Tavern.

 

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