Andrea Marcelli/ Kirk MacDonald/ Roberto Occhipinti/ Brian Dickenson – in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Toronto

October 10, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jazz Room
59 King Street North
Waterloo, ON N2J 2X2

andrea marcelli

“Andrea Marcelli’s music is vibrant and thought-provoking as today’s events” – Wayne Shorter

“..Marcelli’s compositions transcend simple melody, transporting the listener to places known and unknown, eliciting hidden emotions” – John Kelman


Italian drummer Andrea Marcelli plays drums the way Gary Burton plays vibes – music filled with air and space  – a European Jack Dejohnette.  Andrea graduated in 1986 from the L. Refice Conservatory in Frosinone (Rome) in Classical Clarinet, Jazz Composition and Arrangement. He moved to USA in 1989, spent 8 years in Los Angeles and 4 in New York quickly gaining a Special Green Card Visa as a “First preference Alien with Extraordinary abilities in the Field of Jazz”.

He has performed live and/or recorded with Wayne Shorter, David Liebman, Don Menza, Bob Mintzer, Mitchel Forman, Eddie Gomez, Mike Stern, Bob Berg, John Patitucci, Allan Holdsworth, Markus Stockhausen, Simon Stockhausen, Alan Pasqua, Dave Carpenter, Ralph Towner, Eberhard Weber and this is only a partial list…..

Andrea has been resident of Berlin since 2001.

This is beautiful jazz with strong European classical tradition influences. Here is a sample…..

Andrea Marcelli Trio at the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia


Andrea Marcelli – Drums

Kirk Macdonald – Saxophones

Brian Dickenson – Piano

Roberto Occhipinti – Bass