Stefano Grasso, drums and percussions
Stefano Grasso (1992) is a drummer and contemporary percussionist based in Milan.
As both drummer and percussionist, he has had the luck of meeting many musicians he admires a lot, taking part to many different and challenging projects in various musical genres (classical and contemporary music, jazz, punk-rock, songwriting, improvised music and what’s between all of this; among them: Alberto N. A. Turra, Francesco Zago, Raffaele Kohler, Mario Forte, Federico Calcagno, Centolanza, Alex Levine, Yuval Avital, Bill Whitley, Pulsar Ensemble, Deaf Kaky Chumpy, Goodbye Kings, and others). With some of this bands he has performed in clubs and festival around Italy and Europe (Czech Republic, France, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Danmark). He features more than 15 albums as sideman, released from italian labels (Emme Record, JazzIt, Felmay, Setola di Maiale, Squilibri Editore, La Stanza Nascosta) and foreign labels (Chant Records, Ravello Records, AUT Records), plus a self-released album as bandleader (2018).
Aside his activity of performer, he works as class musician for dancers and as composer for theater (Una Vita a Matita, Un po’ di più, Prometeo?).
After finishing his Bachelor in Timpani and Percussion at Civica Scuola Claudio Abbado (2019), he is currently going deeper into vibraphone and marimba, studying at a Master Program in contemporary and improvised music with teacher Andrea Dulbecco in Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi, in Milan.
Aside his academic studies, he has studied drums and world percussions with musicians he deeply estimates, as Jim Black, Tiziano Tononi, Gilson SIlveira, Alberto Pederneschi, Giorgio Di Tullio.
He’s curently pursuing his personal approach to music/drums/percussion, studying on his own and contaminating and cultivating his thoughts through the ideas and approaches of the many musicians he is very happy to work with.