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Roberto Ruffato

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Ruffato Roberto starts very early to play and to attend the musical environment, following the advice of the brothers already in the professional environment and with whom he climbs for the first time on stage at the age of 3 years.
He attended the Conservatory of Castelfranco Veneto as an oboist and in parallel to the classic studio embraces his true passion: the drums.
At only 15 years old, he met jazz thanks to some well-known names in the Padovano circuit and started playing in the venues and squares of the Veneto region in various jazz and Italian bands and popular music.
The greatest musical influences are the rock of the '70s /' 80s, funk and the great masters of world jazz. For 27 years he worked as a professional drummer and teacher, playing with many well-known musicians on the national and international scene. He had as teacher the great Lele Melotti and Franco Rossi with whom he graduated from the A.M.M.of Milan and then deepened his technical knowledge thanks to international masters with whom he also had the pleasure, later to collaborate. He has experimented and played many musical genres in Brazilian musical formations, rock, jazz, pop-Italian, fusion, funky and Latin American. From 1999 to 2008 he played with the best orchestras and bands of the Veneto and followed with tribute Band in over 1400 live dates, in parallel with his activity as Drum Educator, active for about 20 years. He participates in several record productions such as Turnista and Session Man
Other activities:
He has accompanied numerous national artists in the field of rock and Italian music: Interviewed in 2016 by "Drumset Mag" (specialized magazine for drummers). President of the ARTEMUS Cultural Association.Co-founder and drummer of the band: Best Before Bowie (Tribute Band David Bowie), Notorius Band (Tribute Band Duran Duran), Floyd Island (Pink Floyd Tribute Band). Periodic substitutions with local artists, groups and tributes
As part of the schools it carries out an intensive teaching activity such as the Battery Educator, taking drum courses at different levels, and in-depth study. Basic / Intermediate / Advanced and in-depth courses on Technique, Set-up, and Groove. In addition to teaching in fixed positions for several years, he participates as a guest in various Italian schools for in-depth studies and Master Classes. He is also a promoter and organizer of Masters and Clinics in synergy, with schools and associations in collaboration with some Italian teachers and beyond.
He participated in the following advanced courses:Skip Hadden, Dennis Chambers, Walfredo Reyes Jr, Franco Rossi, Dave Weckl, Sergio Bellotti, Aldo Mazza, Dom Famularo, Marco Volpe and others Take part in dozens of clinics: Steve Gadd, Skip Hadden, Liberty Devitto, Dennis Chambers, Gregg Bissonette, Horacio el Negro, John Riley, Dave Weckl, Simon Phillips, Walfredo Reyes Jr., Billy Cobham, Al Foster, FurioChirico, Lele Melotti, Franco Rossi, Gavin Harrison, Jeff Berlin, Carl Verheyen, Dave Marotta, Marco Minnemann, Aldo Mazza, Dom Famularo, Mike Mangini, John Macaluso, Sergio Bellotti just to name a few .....
Endorser of the prestigious brands:
DRUM SET : Kirchhoff Schlagwerk artist Bubinga
DRUMHEAD : Attack Drumheads
CYMBALS : Amedia Cymbals
DRUMSTICKS : Innovative Percussion
PERCUSSION : Gon Bops percussion