Born in Italy and resident in Toronto, Andrea Scala is a drummer, artist and composer, his leading debut album “Coming Back, Leaving Again” features a stellar cast of jazz and pop musicians.
“A highly cinematic explosion of polarising styles and sounds, a pinnacle of nu-fusion.” – Jazz Revelations
Andrea started as a teenager working as a live drummer and studio session with various bands and songwriters, collecting various collaborations with established musicians
in the field of rock and progressive music
. While continuing his musical
studies, he toured with pop, alternative, jazz, folk and world-music
bands. In his career, his fellow peers have recognized him as a very versatile drummer and musician.
Over the years Andrea has had the opportunity to collaborate on various projects, his concerts and recordings include collaborations with Jeffrey Kollman, Tommy Denander, Ron Thal, Karl Potter, Piccola Orchestra La Viola, Duo + 2 Quartet, Francesco Puglisi, Roberto Tarenzi, Nicola Costa , etc.Andrea has been teaching for almost 20 years and stores a lot of experience with students of all ages. He has had the opportunity to study music
privately with some of the best and most important music
teachers around, he graduated in Italy in art, painting and design. His musical
vision is connected with a completely artistic and creative approach.
Over the years he has developed a personal and effective path regarding styles and rhythms of all kinds, odd tempos, advanced coordination and melodic phrasing, together with a wide range of contents concerning the control and independence of the limbs, learned by the best European and American teachers, met privately and through masterclasses.
Andrea makes use of important books also used by the most important music academies and conservatories in the world, methods for modern drums and specific books on the rudiments and the technique of the snare drum. He teaches rhythmic solfeggio and detailed and personalized study programs for each type of student, he is a very patient teacher, his stimulating approach to music and his method keep his students’ concentration high. Andrea believes that it is very important to discover one’s own personality and inner voice, respecting the musical tradition and avoiding the depersonalization of standard systems. Many of his students have achieved excellent results, some of them are currently active concert performers.
Andrea is a very creative musician, his continuous research and artistic sensitivity lead him to always explore and develop new ideas and original concepts.
Artist name: Andrea Scala
Album name: Coming Back, Leaving Again – Published by Shifting Paradigm Records – February 21, 2020
Role: drummer, composer, producer, design, direction and idea
Produced and arranged by Andrea Scala and pianist/producer Fabio Raponi (Dionne Warwick, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London)
– Guest Musicians: Roberto Tarenzi (Dave Liebman, Max Roach, John Patitucci), Francesco Puglisi (Randy Brecker, Sarah Jane Morris, Mina), Nicola Costa (Ennio Morricone, Nicola Piovani, Darryl Jones)
– Mixed and Mastered by Alessandro Assante
– Cover photo by Chris Leipelt
– Graphic design by Jamie Breiwick