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David Vanzan

Born in Italy on 1984, multi-instumentalist and mainly percussionist and drummer of the new avant-garde generation, self-thaught, active since 2003 with saxophonist Virginia Genta on several experimental music projects such as Jooklo Duo, Neokarma Jooklo Experience, trio, Golden Jooklo Age and the Jooklo Finnish Quartet. Pretty much involved in mixing up jazz with free music, and picking up knowledge in sound from ethnic cultures all over the world, he explores multi-rythms and sheets of sound, with a high attention given to natural and electronic sounds, including hand-percussions, gongs, cymbals, bells... A work mostly oriented on sound research and exploration, which is eventually leading him to the preparation of a new solo project for 2010, based on drums. 
A restless activity (about 400 concerts) during these last six years, brought him to collaborations with people like John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Takehisa Kosugi (Taj Mahal Travellers), Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Hartmut Geerken, Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple), Andrew Barker, Muruga Booker, among others. 
In the past 3 years, Vanzan has also recorded a countless amount of sessions which has been released on vinyls, cds, and tapes as gorgeous, rare, limited edition, already become collectors' stuff after only two years distance from their issue for record labels such as Qbico, Conspiracy, Troglosound. 
Massively toured Europe, United Kingdom and U.S.A, plus opened concerts for bands like Sonic Youth, Borbetomagus, saxophonist Sonny Simmons and many others.

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