Francesco Lomagistro

Francesco Lomagistro

Independent (as leader with Berardi Jazz Connection / T-Riot)

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.

IN 3

  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    Maybe when my first cd as leader had important feedback all around the world and when people came to my concerts all around the world to listen my music…
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    For sure everything could touch my sensibility, to express my creativity...You know "improvisation" is often the core in my performance too and elements like good audience, concentration and good motivation are fundamental elements for a good performance to me.
  • Why do you choose Vic Firth?

    In last years i've used different VF models and it depended on the music i played, anyway the model i prefer at the moment is P Erskine ride stick, for his warm definition on the cymbals, a consistent grip and a good balance in different musical contexts i play for.


Independent (as leader with Berardi Jazz Connection / T-Riot)