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Maurizio Lampugnani

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Maurizio Lampugnani graduated from the Conservatorio N. Piccinni in Bari, Italy and studied with Maestro Benjamin Forestiere, as well as with L. Marenzio, professor of African Polyrhythm at the Conservatory of Brescia.  Lampugnani teaches percussion in public schools and directs courses in African culture and over the years, he’s deepened his knowledge of African percussion by studying with masters of djembe, sabar and Doun-doun and has also studied Brazilian percussion in Salvador, Bahia.

Lampugnani holds master classes with international artists such as Werner Tharichen, Filippo Lattanzi, Roud Wiener and David Friedman, to name a few.  He has played in several symphony orchestras including Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, the University of Bari and in Rome with Maestro Carlo Franci and the South African choir.  He has performed at the Santa Cecilia in Rome with Warhol Percussion Quartet led by Maestro Luigi Morley, with whom he also recorded an album.  In 2000, he created a musical project based on ethnic percussion entitled “Uduchà”, with percussionist Peter Notarnicola and has also worked with Michele Placido and Claudia Koll in the musical “Romeo and Juliet In Jazz ”.

Maurizio currently works with Diosvani Ernandez and the big band of Roberto Ottaviano, with the big band of Andrea Gargiulo and with the Jazz Studio Orchestra conducted by Paolo Lepore.  During his career he has played with the “Piccola Orchestra Avion Travel”, Los Reyes del Tango, Tom Kennedy, Eric Marienthal, Tony Esposito, Randy Brecker, Bob Mintzer, Joe Lovano and most recently worked on the television program “Rest Humble Word Show”, accompanying artists like Laura Pausini, Daniele Silvestri, Albano, Al Jarreau , Rocco Papaleo and others.  In 2011, Lampugnani won a Top Jazz award with the album “Surprise”, performing with pianist Livio Minafra’s quartet.   He currently teaches percussion at the SMS G. Bianco di Fasano (BR) and has performed on soundtracks for the films “Fall From The Clouds” and “Sun In Buckets”.  

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