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My Musical Life Story...
Santo was born in Sicily and spent part of his childhood in New Jersey.
In the early 90’s he began studying with the composer and drummer Max Biaselli
Graduated from the Liceo Artistico P. Klee in Genoa, Italy, which along with academics, also specialized in visual communication and design.
In 2000 he continued his music studies at the Modern Music Academy in Milan.
He took private lessons with the renowned Italian drummer, Agostino Marangolo (Rome).
In 2010 he attended the Collective Music College in Manhattan.
In addition to pursuing his own studies, he’s also been a music teacher since 1998 at several institutions:
Liceo Scientifico Cassini, Genoa
Accademia Artistica Sinafe, Genoa
Città Della Musica, in Genoa
Farrington Music in Burlington, NJ.
Santo is member of the Sabian Education Network and he has been judge in many international drum conest like "Hit Like a Girl Contest" Conducted master classes in percussion at CDM and PercFest (2013-2014-2015), Italy which is an annual international musical festival and learning symposium.
He’s worked with many Italian jazz, latin, pop and rock bands and theatrical production companies.
He’s also collaborated with Franz di Cioccio (PFM), Emanuele Dabbono and numerous well-known artists of the Italian music scene.
He was dubbed the “Master of Musical Sensitivity” in the February 2012 issue of “Drum” magazine.
He is an artist endorser for both Rotodrum and Saluda cymbals.
Besides being a member and composer of many projects, Santo F. also currently works with the Terrence Brown Trio, Calomito, Clark Kent Phone Booth and the Italian-Argentine band Aparecidos, which tours Europe.
His New personal album "What it Sounds" is out today
Terrence Brown, Fraz di Cioccio (PFM), Matteo Merli, Kimmy Chi, Jimmy Weinstein, Emanuele Dabbono,Tommaso Rolando, Alfie Pollitt, Matteo Cerboncini, Marco Cravero, Marcello Picchioni, Giulio Gaietto, Bobby Soul, Martin Grace (Delirium), Carlo Aonzo, Facundo e Santiago Moreno, Silvia Dainese, Marco Tindiglia, John Solley, Alberto Malnati, Joe Torricelli....
Lessons, Masterclass, Clinics
US Tour 2014
Live Jazz & Soul In Cleenton NJ!
With Anthony Lewis
"Men In The Kitchen"
Live Jazz & Soul In Pennsauken NJ!
With Anthony Lewis
Live Jazz & Soul In Atlantic City NJ!
With Anthony Lewis
03-08-19 and 03-16-19
Alemante Festival Genova Pra' ITALY
with Emanuele Dabbono
FT Live Blues Piazzal e Kennedy (ex Marina)
Genova Italy with Alberto Malnati 06/29/18
Getting ready for our new album (D.Travis & S.Florelli)
03/017/2017 "St. Patrick Concert " Roxborough PA "FT Live"
John Legend's saxophone player Korey Riker and me after our recording session
05/19/2017 Pivate Event at Glasboro Nj with "Subtonic Enterprise"
04/06/2017 "Kitchen" With Alberto Malnati - Genova (Italy)
03/017/2017 "St. Patrick Concert " Roxborough PA with Doug Travis.
03/04/2017 Ray's Happy Birthday Bar, Philadelphia PA "Subtonic Enterprise"
- 2017 - I have a pleasure to be judge at Hit Like a Girl Contest
09/03/2016 "Concert for Thanksgiving" Roxborough PA
S.Florelli : New member of the Sabian Education Network
09/03/2016 Pivate Event at Atco Nj with "Subtonic Enterprise"
07/07/2016 "Tavern on Ridge" Philadelphia PA with Doug Travis
06-25-2016 Alemante Festival 2016 (IT) With Emanuele dabbono
06-19- 2016 ARCI (Acqua Santa Genova IT) Alberto Malnati and Marcello Milanese
06/18/2016 Special guest saggio CDM (Genova)
05/26/2016 "Tavern on Ridge" Philadelphia PA with Doug Travis
05/12/2016 "Spring Festival" Philadelphia PA
There's magic around you...
04/17/2016 "Art is Life" Roxborough Festival PA
03/05/2016 at "AVIANNA" Landsdowne, PA
A Jazzy night with Alberto Malnati!
New collaboration with Joseph Tortorelli and Doug Travis
Subtonic Enterprise Record coming soon!!
Alemante Festival 2015 (IT)
Great night...With Great musicians!
Are you ready for the next PercFest 2015?
CDM Genoa (IT)
Back in Philly ! (February 21 at warmdaddy's)
PercFest 2015 in chiave Jazz
"Percfest Article" October 2014
EQ The Band
Live at Firehouse cafe'
(Mount Holly NJ)
Alemante Festival (IT) 2014
with Emanuele dabbono,
and Samuele Puppo
Audix: The best choice for drummers!
Live 04/0514 Dr.Lou's Place
(Bulington County) NJ
"EQ Funk band"
On the Road! US Tour!
The Rhythmic Lounge Magazine
December 2013 Issue
Drum Teacher in Burlington NJ!
New Article on "SM
Issue ( PERCFEST DRUM MASTERCLASS).
(Expo' Genova) Calomito Live
Genova Italy 29/06/13
DRUM CONTACT CLINIC
21/06/13 PERCFEST(SV) Italy
Clarc Kent Phone -Sarzana-
Acoustic Guitar Meeting (23-05-13)
New interview on
DDG Drums (March 2013)
New Album Aparecidos
(Palito Bombon Helado)
"Strimenti Musicali Magazine"
(DEC 2012 Issue)
CLINIC FOR MAX
Jan 25th Pinguicola (GE) Italy
Master of Musical Sensitivity