Aurelio Rizzuti is a drummer, composer and arranger, Producer, and a Sound Designer.
He graduated in drums at the Saint Louis College of Music under the guidance of Claudio Mastracci. He subsequently obtained a master’s degree in Jazz Music Disciplines with a mark of 110 cum laude at the music conservatory L. Refice di Frosinone.
He attended various special seminars including Siena Jazz, Jazz’s cool, and Music for Images. Over the years, he has studied with Ettore Fioravanti, Claudio Mastracci, Giampaolo Ascolese, Agostino Marangolo, Lorenzo Tucci, Gianfranco Gullotto, Marco Siniscalco, Andrea Avena, Stefano Fresi, Marco Tiso, Roberto Spadoni, Jeff Ballard, Jeff Watts, and Mark Turner .
In the concert field, he participated in numerous Jazz festivals such as Villa Celimontana , European Jazz Contest, and Odio L’estate. He also performs in theaters such as Teatro dell’Angelo, Teatro Santa Chiara, Teatro Aurelio and in various Roman venues including Be-Bop Jazz Club, La Casa del Jazz, Cotton Club, The Place, and Alexander Platz.
He has numerous records with various musicians. Among the most relevant are Diary of an act of love by Danilo Bughetti (ed VCM); Across and Una Cosa Lontana by Alberto Giraldi Jazz Trio (published by Domani Musica). In 2015 he founded, together with Francesca Palamidessi, an electronic music duo (ELK), publishing the first Ep No Spirit Can Pass Through Panic Doors.
He usually works as a session musician in the recording studio Oasi Studio and Il Cubo Rosso Recording in Rome.
Since 2009, he has been working as a lecturer, teaching at Riverside Music School, MusicAll, VDM Music School, Music and Other Balduina music schools, etc.
Since 2012, he has been teaching drums and ensemble music at the Saint Louis College of Music. He collaborated, among others, with Stefania Del Prete, Andrea Avena, Mario Caporilli, Pierluca Buonfrate, Paul Innarella, Alberto Giraldi, Giulio Ciani Fabio Macera, and Carlo Mezzanotte.
He also composes various soundtracks for short films and stage music for numerous plays, working with Sergio Fiorentini, Antonello Avallone, Enzo Garinei, and Sergio Graziani.