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Pietro Valente

Pietro Valente was born in Padua, 29th A pril 1982 and start s to play drum at the age of 8. He got some experiences to perform since he was 15, with rock bands in the pub and also other places in Padua. He decided to become a professional musician was in 2001, after graduated the high school. When he matriculated at the Università della Musica di Roma (a famous Italian music college in Rome). Here he studied with some the best teachers in Italy: like Maurizio Dei Lazzaretti, Pietro Iodice, John Arnold, Davide Pettirossi, Gaetano Fasano and graduated in 2006 with jazz drum specialization and also got the best mark 10/10. During this period he played in some bands across north Italy: Manzoteam (founder), Sparks, Kids and True Voice (gospel choir). In 2004 he was hired as drum teacher at Centro Musicale Beethoven, where now he still teaches in the new modern music section: C.A.M.M In 2005 he was called from Veneto Jazz to be the assistant-translator of John Riley for the New School (New York) summer workshop in Bassano del Grappa. At the 2006 Umbria Jazz Summer Clinics he had been chosen, as best drummer, to perform at the 2006 Umbria Jazz Winter festival and few weeks later he was the only one drummer to win the scholarship at Siena Jazz Clinics. He played in many important clubs and playhouses: Teatro Regio di Torino(Turin), Palazzo del Popolo(Orvieto), Auditorium C.Pollini(Padua), Canrtina Bentivoglio(Bologna), Caffè Pedrocchi(Padua), Micca Club(Rome), Arteria(Bologna), Q lunge bar(Padua), Porsche Haus(Milan); and also in the important music festival like: Umbria Jazz Winter, Porsche Jazz Festival, Veneto Jazz, International Music Meeting, Vicenza Jazz, Parco Delta Jazz, River Film Festival. He has played: in the orchestra in the 2006 Porsche Jazz Festival, directed by Bruno Tommaso with guest Pietro Tonolo; in the Orchestra Italiana di Musica Leggerea directed by Diego Basso, also recording the TV program “Stelle e Note di Natale” televised the 29th december 2006 on RAI 2(the italian national tv) and in the Orchestra Giovanile del Veneto. Recently he is member of Marco Strano Syntax Quartet and plays with the U.S.A

Entering The New Era - 432 Hz

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Track listing: oo=OO; Phoebe At Work; Buona Notte Alyssa; Transition; Natural Order; Omnicracy; Peace In The World; Journey Through The Realms; Dimensional Shift; 100 Years Jump; Space Exploration; Low Gravity.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Pietro Valente Quantum 4: Entering The New Era - 432 Hz

Read "Entering The New Era - 432 Hz" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Ace Italian drummer Pietro Valente enters the new era by having the musicians tune their instruments to 432 Hz. In the album notes he states that, “This recording has a feature that makes it one of a kind: Recent studies show that tuning at 432 Hz is more in harmony with human body vibrations." Thus, the ...

Tales from the Far East

Label: Mose Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: 01. Di mare in mare - 11:18; 02. Shangay Today - 8:14; 03. Wide Breath in Beijing - 7:46; 04. Travel of Love - 8:18; 05. Red Light in Bagkok - 6:50; 06. The Spirit of India - 6:48; 07. Muswing - 5:59; 08. Last mango in Taiwan - 3:35. Tutte le composizioni sono di Pietro Valente

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Pietro Valente Quartet: Tales from the Far East

Read "Tales from the Far East" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Nove mesi di viaggio nell´est asiatico hanno lasciato delle tracce, non solo discografiche, sul batterista padovano Pietro Valente. Oltre ad avere inciso con musicisti di Taiwan - il premiato Reflection - ha interiorizzato quelle atmosfere, il modo di intendere la vita delle popolazioni locali, dandone una sua interpretazione musicale su questi racconti dal lontano oriente. I ...


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