VIC FIRTH ARTIST
SERGIO BELLOTTI

Sergio Bellotti moved from the south of Italy to the USA in 1995. Very active in the music scene of Boston first and worldwide clinician/performer now, Sergio has recorded and/or shared the stage with Mike Stern, Wayne Krantz, Tom Scott, Bob James, Robben Ford, Nathan East and Dan Siegel among others. He currently plays with his electric jazz ensemble Spajazzy (two Cds feat.Mike Stern on guitar) and co-leads a Duo with Percussion Virtuoso and Remo Signature Artist Alessandra Belloni.

Sergio performs weekly with WeJazzUp! as well as with many others local musicians and visiting artists.

Sergio is the founder of the successful "Do You Speak Drumming? " program with allows him to travel to Italy up to 4 times a year for clinics/masterclasses and concerts and gives an opportunity to international students to experience a full immersion one on one lessons/ life in the music scene of Boston filled with jam sessions, clinics and much more.

Sergio has been teaching part time as a regular visiting artist at the GM drum school in Torino and the Conservatorio Della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano Swiss.

Sergio works as an assistant professor at Berklee College of Music since 2002, writes for DrumClub magazine in Italy, and, as a worldwide clinician, has performed at the Montreal Drum Fest '03 (available on DVD), Cape Breton International Drum Fest 2004, 2005 and 2006, Berklee World Percussion Festival from 2005 to present, and at PASIC '05 and '09 in the USA and PASIC '06,07 and 2010 and 2011 in Italy as well as KOSA 2010 and 2011 in Vt and was the MC at the Joe Morello Tribute Concert in Italy in May of 2011.

Sergio plays Yamaha Drums, Remo Drum Heads, Vic Firth Sticks, Zildjian Cymbals and has a signature model of practice Aluminum Sticks made by Vibe.

 

EDUCATION SPOTLIGHT:
Check out these lessons, featuring Sergio Bellotti!

 NEW Mastering Rhythmic Space
  Develop a deeper groove using rhythmic space – subdivisions within the beat.
 Groove and Fill Ideas Using Single Strokes
  Create a variety of grooves and fills across various musical genres using the single stroke.


Sergio's stick of choice:
American Classic® 5A
Tear drop tip for rich cymbal sounds. Light and fast for jazz orchestral and pit work.
L = 16" | Dia. = .565"
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Career Highlights:

- Drum set Faculty at Berklee College of Music since 2002
- Performed at Montreal Drum Festival 2003
- Performed at Pasic 2005 and 2009 (USA) and PAS (Italy) 2006 and 2007
- Performed at Cape Breton International Drum Festival 2004 2005 2006
- Performed at New England Drum Expo 2007
- Performed at Kosa 2010
- Drummer (along with Harvey Mason) of the Bob James All Star Jazz cruise 2005.
- Recorded and/or Performed with Dan Siegel, Wayne Krantz, Mike Stern, Nathan East, Bob James, Robben Ford, Bernard Purdie and Steve Hunt to name a few.
- Co-Leader of Spajazzy with Tino D’Agostino (Cd featuring Mike Stern)
- Co-Leader of Belloni-Bellotti Duo ,member of WeJazzUp directed by Frank Wilkins and LittleHorse (2007 best pop song in the John Lennon Song Writing Competition)

 

Visit Sergio online:
www.sergiobellotti.com



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