Francesco Lomagistro (Drummer/Percussionist/Educator), was born in Taranto, south of Italy, began piano studies at age 11 and later switched to drums. His first musical training happens by self-taught, then with lessons with some Masters of Drums, first of all Salvatore Costantino a drummer from his hometown. He received his Bachelor's degree in œPercussion Instruments and in œDidactics for Musical Instruments at Conservatory.
His versatility has afforded him experience as sideman, in different musical ambients as: jazz, pop, orchestra, studio recording, sharing the stage with different international artists in different country as Europe, USA and Asia; at some point in his career he concentrates his work on projects as leader and co-leader.
He leads the group Berardi Jazz Connection, a European jazz project whose release 4 cd well known around the world, Japan ahead, USA and North Europe, and since 2016 he formed a new trio project the T-Riot, with which he released the first cd "A different truth" for the Japanese label Alba²re Jazz, conquering new fans in Japan, China, Thailand, UK, North Europe, South Africa and Usa.
Some of his compositions has been shared and played by different network around the world and included on international top jazz charts.
He is an educator and teaches œDrums and Percussions at the Public School and makes clinics around the Country.
He has recorded and participated in different sessions for labels such as Virgin, Universal, Sony, Edel, Alba²re Jazz, Storie di Note, Irma Records, Family Affair, Jazz Engine/Auand , Self, Dodicilune, Antibemusic, Flaminio Jazz, Caffa¨ Concerto, Four.