Zeno De Rossi

Able to move between jazz, experimental music and avant-garde pop and rock, drummer and composer Zeno De Rossi (Verona - 1970), is one of the most in-demand musicians in the Italian music scene. 
Since 2003 he is working with Italian singer Vinicio Capossela. Through this collaboration he had the opportunity to share the stage with artists coming from the most diverse backgrounds, such as Roy Paci, Matteo Salvatore, Flaco Jimenez, Shane Mac Gowan, Vinicius Cantuaria, Mario Brunello, Calexico, Enzo Del Re, Adamo, Raiz, Paolo Rossi, Ginevra Di Marco, Alfio Antico a.o.
Zeno plays drums in the following bands: GUANO PADANO, Wayne Horvitz EUROPEAN ORCHESTRA, Enrico Rava PM JAZZ LAB, Francesco Bearzatti TINISSIMA QUARTET, Franco D'Andrea QUARTET / SEXTET, Mauro Ottolini SOUSAPHONIX, Cristiano Arcelli BROOKS, Gabriele Coen QUINTET play the music of John Zorn. 

Co-founder and member of  El Gallo Rojo collective since 2005, he takes part in many projects born inside the collective, such as THE LEAPING FISH TRIO, MIDNIGHT LILACS, ROPE, MICKEY FINN, HOUDINI's CAGE, GALLO AND THE ROOSTERS, Enrico Terragnoli ORCHESTRA VERTICAL, Alfonso Santimone LASER PIGS / THRILL.

He currently leads his new trio (featuring Giorgio Pacorig on Fender Rhodes and Francesco Bigoni on tenor sax and clarinet) and SHTIK, a flexible lineup which blends jazz and music widely inspired from Jewish culture, whose heritage is one of Zeno’s huge influences.

He has recorded for several labels including ECM, Atlantic, Warner Bros, Nonesuch, Blue Note, Tzadik and Ipecac.

In 2008 he wrote the music for the ballet PAPER WALL by Silvia Bertoncelli and Giannalberto De Filippis.

In 2010 he toured Europe, Russia and Israel with Mike Patton's MONDO CANE.

He has been voted as Best Drummer 2011 in the Italian magazine Musica Jazz critics poll. In the same year, he was awarded a prize as Drummer of the Year by InSound magazine.