Claudio Mastracci – Head of Drums
Claudio Mastracci has been working on his studies while on tour with several artists. Claudio Mastracci was in the United States at the end of 1987, where he studied in the Drummers Collective of New York City. After attending the Collective for 4 years as a student, in 1991 he started collaborating with DCI Musicians as well as drums, bass, and guitar; such collaborations are extended later on to Warner Bros.
From 1996, he entered the teaching staff of the Drummers Collective also collaborating with the most recent division of the New School: the Bass Collective.
RAI (National TV) orchestras and the Mediaset (private main TV) ones, such as Fantastic, Let’s bet that, The Other Sunday, La Corrida (editions 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 2002, 2003), San Remo Festival 1987, Domenica In, David di Donatello 1998, San Remo “Premio Tenco 1998”, Vela d ‘Oro – Riva del Garda, Carramba that surprise 2002, etc. He has also worked with musicians such as: Fabio Concato, Sergio Caputo, Eduardo De Crescenzo, Mike Francis, Rector, Patty Pravo, Loredana Bertè, Renato Zero, Dionne Warwick, Cristian De Sica, Gigi Proietti, Tony Esposito, Donatella Ruggero, Andrea Bocelli, Lucio Dalla, Albano Carrisi, Giusepe Di StefanoOscars Valdambrini, Dino Piana, Randy Brecker, Scott Henderson, Gilberto Gil, Chuck Mangione, and Jeff Andrews. His strong versatility shows when working together, with a multi-styilistic experience, with Walter Booker, Toto Torquati, Mark Soskin.
In 1995, he composed and produced the CD TWO WORLDS in New York. He performed it both in studio and live in the USA and in Italy with a quartet formed by Joey Calderazzo on piano, Rick Margitza on sax, and Harvie Swartz on double bass.
He started his career as an educator in 1985.
Currently, he is the Head of Drums at the Saint Louis College of Music. He offers clinics and master classes both in Italy and abroad.
Drum Club, Percussion, Drum-set Mag.
He also collaborates with the All Times Orchestra and with the Galaxy Big Band by Bruno Biriaco.
Claudio Mastracci with Sonor Drums-kit and Istanbul cymbals.