A native of Zurich, Switzerland, Michael Vitali hit the New York music scene in 2002, shortly after
graduating from Berklee College of Music. Though he arrived with little more than a change of clothes, a
drum set and a voracious appetite for music, Michael immediately impressed his audiences and peers with
his innate sensitivity and dynamism.
The appropriately named Vitali maintains an astonishing performance schedule, with appearances in New
York’s most popular venues, such as Fat Cat, Smoke, Cleopatra’s Needle and The Metropolitan Room, to
name a few. Michael has toured throughout the US and Europe, he has recorded on several albums and
performed live on WKCR.
Steeped in jazz tradition, Michael is also known for his versatility