Drummer & Percussionist
Francesco Lomagistro, began piano studies at age of 11 and later switched to drums. He received his music education through private lessons and attendance at seminars by great musical Masters. He received his Degree in ‘Percussion Instruments’ at the “Niccolo Piccinni” Music Conservatory in Bari, Italy and the Degree in “Didactis for Musical Instruments ”- He teaches “Drums and Percussions” at Liceo Musicale in Italy and make clinics over all the Country.
He leads the group Berardi Jazz Connection, a European jazz project whose release 4 cd well known around the world, Japan ahead, and Usa and North Europe, and since 2016 he formed a new trio project the T-Riot, with which he released the first cd "A different truth" for the japanese label Albòre Jazz, conquering new fans in Japan, North Europe, South Africa and Usa; the cd has been in some jazz top charts, and on May 2018 they made a tour in Asia , playing in theatres and venues in Bangkok and Honk Kong.
His versatility has afforded him experience in different musical ambients collaborating with a lot of different artists; some of his compositions have been included in many compilations around the world and have been featured in the top jazz charts.
He has participated in different recording sessions for different labels such as Virgin, Universal, Hobo-Sony, Edel, Storie di Note, Irma Records, Antibemusic, Family Affairs, Flaminio Jazz, P-Vine records, Four, Caffè Concerto, Dodicilune, Self, Jazz Engine/Auand.
He performed in different venues as theatres, clubs and festivals in Europe, USA and Asia. He is international endorser with Paiste and Vic Firth.