There should be a musical idea behind everything you practice, just as there should be a musical idea behind everything you play.
— Bob Moses
 

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AWARDS

Diploma Scuderie Capitani Level 1-2

Advanced Diploma at The Collective School of Music NYC

Master Degree at ICMP London / University of East London

Official Italian Representative of The Collective School of Music NYC

• Endorser Respighi Drums, Diril Cymbals Italia, Code Drumheads Italia


 

Sebastiano started to play drums at the age of 15. Soon his love for the instrument brought him to work hard and study privately. During the summer 2014 he graduated from Scuderie Capitani program 1 and 2.
After an intense gigging experience with a rockabilly project he moved to New York City to attend The Collective School of Music, where he graduated on Noveber 20th 2015.
He had the chance to study and perform with Kim Plainfield, Peter Retzlaff, Ian Froman, Chris Coleman, Peter Szendofi, Jason Gianni, Daniel Glass, Theo Hill, Isamu McGregor, Ole Mathisen, Irio O'Farril, Gregory Jones, Adriano Dos Santos, Eduardo Belo, Helio Alves, Camille Gainer, Frank Gravis, Noriko Tomikawa, Vince Cherico, Tobias Ralph, Marko Djorjevic, Maciek Schejbal, Leroy Clouden, Bob Quaranta, Fernando Hernandez, Sean Conly. 

 

During the New York Experience he learned musicianship, composing and arranging skills, technique, reading, brushes, soloing, polyrhythm, odd time meters, hybrid drumming with acoustic and electronic modules, how to play properly in different musical styles (AfroCuban, Brazilian, Contemporary Jazz, Drum n' Bass, AfroPop, Fusion, Rock, Pop, HipHop, Gospel, Funk, Caribbean).
He had the great opportunity to learn how to play traditional and contemporary Brazilian and AfroCuban percussions with phenomenal teachers such as Vince Cherico, Adriano Santos, Philip Galinsky.

 

Sebastiano was part of the latin-afrocuban ensemble directed by Bob Quaranta and Ismael Baìz and he was also part of the brazilian Bateria Schola de Samba directed by Philip Galinsky throughout the entire 2015.
He worked at The Drummers Collective as a drum tech during the masterclasses of famous international artists such as Dennis Chambers, Steve Smith, Mark Guiliana, Antonio Sanchez, Tommy Igoe, Chris Coleman, Cliff Almond, Brian Ticky, Aaron Comess, Daniel Glass, Adam Nussbaum, Memo Acevedo, Marko Djordjevic, Mark Walker and so many more.

 

He worked as a session musician and performed in New York for two years (2014/2015), playing in almost all the most famous live music venues of Manhattan and Brooklyn.  He tracked drums for three records during the NY experience: an EP with his alternative pop band Oh!Mega (reviewed by Atlantic Records); another EP with a well known indie-rock band Psychobaby; and last but not least an EP with a new emerging band Scarlet Sails, led by Olya Viglione. In this last project he shared the drum throne with the famous drummer Brian Viglione (Violent Femmes, Dresden Dolls).
He also performed in Washington D.C. for the Radio station "Voice of America" with the English Pop artist Ozonna Soludo, reaching an audience of 20 million people.

 

Sebastiano was appointed Italian Official Representative of The Collective School Of Music in November 2015.
He is now composing his original soundtrack project "Sounds of a New Life" and he is working between Italy and London as a session musician, teacher and composer.
 


He moved to London in September 2016 and graduated from a Master Degree in Popular Music Performance at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. Sebastiano is now playing and touring full time with his original band project KEEMOSABE, having recorded in August 2017 their debut Ep album at legendary Abbey Road Studios with Stefano Civetta and Alex Wharton.

 

He worked as a session musician and performed in London between 2016 and 2017, playing with KEEMOSABE in almost all the most famous live music venues of the city and collaborating with the electronic/hip-hop/jazz artist LEWN and the established rapper Koder

 

He is now teaching drums @ Jungle School of Music Arona (NO), leading a musical project for public Secondary School, as well as endorsing the Respighi Drums, Code Drum Heads Italia and Diril Cymbals Italia. Always looking for new mentors and inspiration, Sebastiano is available for studio recording work, new touring experiences, teaching opportunities and live gigs. 

 

 

“It is certainly rare to find a drummer with the dedication that Sebastiano has. Furthermore, throughout my playing career, it has been uncommon to find such a young musician who understands the commitment required to be a professional”  • Kim Plainfield

 

“I’ve been impressed with his talent and work ethics” •  Maciek Schejbal

 

“On one hand, Sebastiano is a very talented, musically minded individual, who’s ability on the instrument keep growing by leaps and bounds. On the other, he is very intelligent and highly methodical, all good traits when it comes to the business aspect of music. Last but not least, he is a good-natured, compassionate human being, who’s attitude is an asset in the rehearsal room”  • Marko Djordjevic

 

 
 

“Sebastiano has developed into a great all around musician with a good ear, a great understanding of theory and musicianship and a solid reader as well. Most importantly, he exhibits great habits in organization, time management and practice skills, which are perhaps some of the most important characteristics as a young developing musician”  • Jason Gianni