Gianni Macavero born in Kassel (D) in 1975, had his first approach with drums when he was 18 as a self-taught at first, later he attends schools, associations and musical academies learning from some of the great masters: Max Gaballo, Antonio Marra, Fredy Malfi, Roberto Cati, Raffaello Murrone and Maurizio Dei Lazzaretti.
Partecipated in numerous clinics and workshops in Italy and abroad held by great dummers such as Max Furian, Lele Melotti, Massimo Manzi, Israel Varela, Dom Famularo (at the New York Collective Drummer), Horacio Hernandez, Skipp Hadden (at the “Musica Moderna” Academy in Milan), Agostino Marangolo, Marco Minnemann, Stefano Bagnoli, Roberto Gualdi, Cristian Meyer, Ellade Bandini, Paolo Valli, Armando Bertozzi, Chris Colemann, Alfredo Golino, Gavin Harrison, Peter Wildoer, Pier Foschi (in Berlin) and many other musicians.
PROJECTS AND COLLABORATIONS
In 1993 he founded with Daniele Stefanizzi and Roberto D’Agostino the music group “Helvetica”, they recorded 6 albums performing as a group in prestigious events and contests such as: Tim Tour 2004, Cittadella Live Ancona, Bologna Music Festival, Royal Rock Festival and many other national contests. Actively collaborates with Helvetica for 12 years playing around Italy and sharing the same stage with many bands and famous artists of the Italian musical overview; 1996-2000 Helvetica collaborate with the members of the famous Italian musical group “Negramaro”: Giuliano Sangiorgi, Emanuele Spedicato Ermanno Carlà and Andrea Mariano.
There are numerous collaborations in recent years as Session Man in Studio and Live in Italy and abroad: Domenico Protino (Audizioni Musicultura 2007), Andrea Zappa (Vilnius Lituania), Paul Frast (member of Remember Alice group in New York), Nuvole e Lenzuola (tour 2009-2010), Beppe Junior (Tour 2008-2016), Mino Pressa, Terrae Marique, Debby Lou, Flavio Jordan, Fabrizio Di Salvo, The Big Lebowsky Blues Band, Red Cadillac Gang ( Best country italian group in 2012 and second best group as New Country Band 2012 at European Country Awards in Germany Pulmann City), Il Karma di Greta, Currao (Berlin, Germany), Giampiero Frulli, Marcello Zappatore, Fabio Mazzotta, Marco Scarciglia, Gianvito Crusi, Laerte Martella, Angelo Fumarola, Enrico Duma, Gabriella Prinari, Peppe Giannuzzi, Walter Di Stefano, Mimmo De Bartolomeo, Maurizio Manca, Sandro Fusati (Berlin Duo Drum), Thomas Baumann, Kinzica Caterini, Giuseppe Ferrante, Cecilia Costa, Simone Rosato, Marco Calabretti, Luigi Miacola, Cosimo Miacola, Sergio de Filippi, Liliana Lodico, Annachiara Capraro, Carmen Melcarne, Daniele D’Agostino, Alex Contino, Dino Vetrano, Daniele Stefanizzi, Valerio Sgobba, Gianni Sava, Conny Martin, Anita Tarantino, Pietro Rosato, Sara Frassanito, Dario Nigro, Giancarlo Pagliara, Andrea Esperti, Raffaello Liguori, Maurizio Mariano, Michele Colaci, Chiara Triggiani, Roberto Rosato and many other artists.
Helvetica, Terrae Marique, Daniele D’Agostino, Giampiero Frulli, Domenico Protino, Il Karma di Greta, Liberi, Rimeik, Star Tre, Domisoul, Lydian Music School,Giordano Ingrosso.
VIDEOS & VIDEOCLIPS
- Currao – Berlin Tango (Official Video)
- Il Karma di Greta – La Colpa (Official Video)
- Clip scene with Flavio Jordan & The Black Notes in the Film “W Zappatore” of Massimiliano Verdesca supporting Marcello Zappatore, Fabio Mazzotta and Flavio Jordan in the movie scene “Elvis Tribute”
He was drum teacher at:
- Euromusic – Leverano (LE) – ITALY
- Leonardo Da Vinci – Veglie (LE) – ITALY
- Collettivo Angolo 20 – Mesagne (BR) – ITALY
- Harmonium – Veglie (LE) – ITALY
- Ass Musicale Anna Milanese – Mesagne (BR) – ITALY
- Mousiké – Martina Franca (TA) – ITALY
- Harmonium – Novoli (LE) – ITALY
- Note e Pensieri – Leverano (LE) – ITALY
- Artilibrio – Manduria (TA) – ITALY
- Musicamania – San Donato (LE) -ITALY
- Kaledda Musica -San Pietro Vernotico (BR) – ITALY
- Sam Academy -San Pancrazio Salentino (BR) – ITALY
- Yamaha Music School -Veglie (LE) – ITALY-
EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES ABROAD
Gianni Macavero has lived for a year in Berlin, where he taught drums and Cajon privately and at:
- Moser MusikSchule
- TonArt Die MusikSchule
- KH MusikSchule
He is currently working on the realization of Drums Tutorial Video which can be seen on his YouTube channel and didactic compositions for drum methods.
Currently he teaches privately and at:
- 4/4 LAB – Leverano (LE) – ITALY
- Lydian Music School – Mesagne (BR) – ITALY
- Music Academy MEUN – Veglie (LE)
- Afternoon drums lessons at Istituto Statale Medio – Surbo (LE) – ITALY
- Vocal Academy – Soleto (LE) – ITALY
- Istituto Culturale Musicale Mediterraneo- Nardò (LE)