January 15

Tommaso Moretti Trio

9:30 pm

Tommaso Moretti Trio

Tommaso Moretti Trio:

  • Jake Wark – tenor
  • Ben Dillinger – bass
  • Tommaso Moretti – drums
Tommaso Moretti is a drummer, composer, educator born and raised in Italy, where he began to play drums at the age of 10. As a teenager he plays in different rock bands in his small hometown, but his musical career starts when he moved to Rome and become part of the city’s vibrant music scene. Between 2004 and 2013 he published albums and toured internationally with four bands: Thrangh (avant/rock), Tribraco (punk/jazz trio), The Orange Man Theory (noise-core), and Underdog (indie jazz/rock/world).

Busy as a musician and music educator in Italy he also cultivated international collaboration in Chicago, where he founded the math/rock band Tasty Gasoline and became part of Ben Lamar Gay’s project Tones for Tales, and in London where he joined the “Match and Fuse” project – a European network of experimental musicians and bands promotion – and founded the Italian/British jazz-rock quartet Bulldog Drummond.

In late 2013, he moved permanently in Chicago where he’s now freelancing as jazz drummer and artistically involved with several local music projects spanning from jazz, avant garde, rock, Brazilian music. In 2017, he released a record for band Bottle Tree on the label International Anthem. Frequent collaborators include Ben Lamar Gay, Rob Frye, Renè Baker, Pharez Whitted, Bobby Broom, Mark Hardy, Will Faber, Andrew Longaker, Matt Piet, Jake Wark, Steve Kaiser, Aaron M. Frison, Maciej Barabasz, Moacyr Marchini, and Denis Anderson.

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