Cristiano Micalizzi is one of the most respected drummers in Italy today. Performer, teacher and author of many successful drum methods, he graduated with a Bachelor’s deegree in Performance at Beerklee College of Music of Boston.
He is very active as a freelance performer and clinician playng in many different styles of music. Has performed live with: Ben Sidran, Jim Kelly, Bruce Bartlett, Dave Binney, Lynley Marthe, Z-Star, Sharlene Hector, Joy Malcom, Deitra Farr, Belinda Skinner, Herbie Goins, Cristal White, Jean Pierre Como, Stefano Di Battista and many popular italian artists such as Ron, Loredana Bertè, Max Gazzè, Daniele Silvestri, Carmen Consoli and many others.
He has also recorded world wide for many important labels such as Universal, Emi, Sony, Bmg, Virgin, Polygram in several projects featuring, among others, musicians as Abraham Laboriel, Carlos Rios, Luis Conte, Tim Pierce, Phil Palmer and Ivan Lins. Cristiano Micalizzi is also very busy performing for tv shows and recording for movies an commercials in Italy.
Cristiano Micalizzi and Party Of The Century:
Giorgio and Cristiano met during the IV TOTO adventure for whom cristiano played drums on. After sharing such wonderful music experience, the two remained very good friends. Giorgio didn't hesitate one second to share with Cristiano what was on his mind about the POTC project and invited his friend to be part of it.
Cristiano Giorgio's invitation, amazed by the energy coming out from that ambitious adventure. What made his session one of the most special, is that it's been the very first POTC recording session after the pre-production was completed!
Cristiano Micalizzi recorded his feature on POTC by playing drums on two tracks:
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