My friend Lorenzo Feliciati introduced me to Lucrezio about 15 years ago. We began to perform together in Lorenzo's quartet and played together at the European Bass Day a couple of times. Since then I got Lucrezio to play on several projects I arrnaged and produced, including the album "Arte" by Bungaro.
Lucrezio is an extremely versatile drummer and great sound engineer. He is a reknowned jazz musician but is open to all styles. It is a pleasure to work with him in the studio and on stage.
In 2013 he played drums at a big concert I directed, dedicated to Vinicius De Moraes and featuring Ornella Vanoni, Celso Fonseca and Carla Cocco, amongst others.
Lucrezio plays on the track "Farewell Toytown". His unique feel created a perfect backbone for the song.
Drummer, Percussionist, Producer, Composer
Born in Rome on 12 September 1970, he began playing drums and percussion in 1982.
Since 1991 he has been working live and in studio with many famous artists and bands: PFM Premiata Forneria Marconi, Tom Harrell, Omar Sosa, Brandon Fields, Bob Berg, Donovan, Stefano Di Battista, Fabrizio Bosso, Michael Rosen, Roy Paci, Michael Landau, Paula Morelenbaum, Katherine Jenkins, Linley Marthe, Tony Scott, Fontella Bass, Deitra Farr, Tollak, Phillip Ingram, Chrissy Hynde, Celso Fonseca, Eddy Palermo, Paolo Damiani, Max Ionata, Nicole Johaenntegen, Massimo Moriconi, John Patitucci, Jay Oliver, William Lenihan, Michael Rosen, Javier Girotto.among others.
As a leader Lucrezio produced his first CD called ‘Movin’On’ in 2014, with his quartet featuring Gianni Denitto (alto sax), Ettore Carucci (piano) and Leonardo De Rose (bass) and his second and latest Trio work called ‘Brubeck was right!’ with Ettore Carucci and Francesco Puglisi (bass).
Some of the International Kermesses in which Lucrezio has taken part include: Abu Dhabi Jazz Festival, Vienna Jazz Festival, Olympia Paris, European Bass Day (Germany, Great Britain, Italy), Villa Celimontana Jazz, Neapolis Live Festival, Jazz Image, Jeux de la Francophonie Paris, Monza Rock Festival, Liri Blues Festival, Amsterbass ’07, European Bass Day, Drummers United, Selinunte Jazz Festival, Roma Jazz Festival, Ambria Jazz ’15, Udinjazz, Saint Louis MO Winter Jazz Fest 2019.
He has taken part in several kermesses and television shows such as Great Performances (USA – Vittorio Grigolo 2006), the May 1st Live Concert at San Giovanni in Rome, "Festivalbar", "Un disco per l'estate", "Euro Folies" in Paris (Radio Inter and Radio France), "Help!" and "Roxy Bar", "Mio Capitano" (Rai Due), "Tarattattà" (Rai2), “Domenica IN” (Rai1) "Top Of The Pops".
He’s Co-Leader of the Fusion Trio Virtual Dream, the ethnojazz Majaria Trio and the modern jazz project ‘Locus Trio’
As a Producer Lucrezio has released:
Virtual Dream – Casuality (99th Floor – Audioglobe)
Jo Giallo & TuttoSwing (Headache Production)
Bootleg Blues Band (Pagina 3)
Fritz Gang – Out Of The Blue (BAOL)
Lucrezio de Seta and his Scurvy Brothers Live (Headache Production)
Power of Soul (Headache Production)
Blues In Vein (Headache Production)
Electric Reality (Headache Production)
Virtual Dream – Three Sides of a Coin (Headache Production/Schoots Records)
Stefania Calandra - Blues Vol.1 (Headache Production)
Micky Piperno – Fuori (Headche Production)
Ecovanavoce (Headache Production/CNI Music)
Majaria Trio (Headache Production)
La Custodia del Fuoco (Headache Production)
Antonio Figura – Space Between (Headache Prduction)
Besides his activity as an instrumentalist, Lucrezio de Seta is fairly active as a drumteacher and collaborates with many famous drummers in clinics and workshops (Kim Plainfield, Pete Zeldman, Virgil Donati, Akira Jimbo, David Garibaldi, Keith Carlock, Dom Famularo among others). He has realised a Minus One Drum Method (Bemolle Edizioni) featuring the music of his Trio ‘Virtual Dream’.
In 2010 he has founded the first Drum focused school in Rome. [bat-te-rì-a] Drumming School has since become a very important reference point for the italian drumming community, offering innovative drum corse and periodica Clinics by world class renown Artists (www.batteriaschool.com).
In 2010 he also starts what has become Italy’s biggest DrumFestival, Batterika Day, a unique event, at its 8th edition this year, with 30+ performances by italian and International professional drummers including Live Concerts, Clinics, Demos and a full Exhibition by the most important italian distributors. (www.batterika.it). He’s also Artistic Director of Elettrika Rome Guitar Festival (started in 2014) and Musika! (2016).
Lucrezio has composed orignal music for commercials and spots by NikeFootball.com, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Consorzio Olii Usati, Ministero per lo Sviluppo and his credits include original music for theatre and modern dance shows (MDA, Bottega del Pane)
His credits include clinics and tours as endorser of the following brands: RV Drums, UFIP, Vic Firth, Dixon, Remo, Zoom. His drums sounds are available as samples in Native Instrument’s Battery 3 Virtual Instrument software.