Biography

Alberto Chiozzi was born in Verona in 1988 and started to study of the drums at age of 12.

In 2003, only 15 years old, he became a permanent drummer of the "Doo-Dat jazz Big Band" directed by the American trumpeter Kyle Gregory. 

In 2004 and 2005 he participated in the jazz specialization class held by the Vicenza pianist Danilo Memoli.

In 2006 he began to assiduously frequent the workshops held by the American pianist Barry Harris, an authentic living legend of jazz, in the cities of Verona, Rome and The Hague.

In 2009 he had the opportunity for the first time to go to New York. Here he will have the opportunity to meet some of the world's best drummers like Jimmy Wormworth, Keith Balla, Fukushi Tainaka, Taro Okomoto, Clifford Barbaro and others.

In the following years he participated in numerous international festivals such as Eddie Lang Jazz festival in Molise or Sconfinando jazz in the Marches and he returned several times to the United States. In these years an important collaboration begins with Luca Pisani, one of the best bass players on the international scene, who will deeply influence his style.

In 2014 he recorded the album of Alberto Benicchi "Be-Bop Boys" . In the same year he was invited to take part of the international workshop "Tetracordo". 

In 2015 he has the opportunity to play with Luigi Grasso during the International Fermo Saxophone Festival.

In 2016 he recorded the record "Grace Grace Meets the Bebop Cats", has the privilege of playing in different groups led by guitarist Pasquale Grasso and participates in several workshops held by the American drummer Joe Farnsworth. 

Over the years he has participated in the Jam Session of the most important clubs in the world, such as: Smalls, Fat Cat and Cleopatra's Needle in New York, Pavlov and Kikker in Holland, and Chet Baker, Bravo Caffe`, Bentivoglio Winery in Bologna etc. 

He has played with many musicians including Pasquale Grasso, Tom Kirkpatrick, Vahagn Hayrapepetyan, Luigi Grasso, Stefano Doglioni, Luca Pisani, Oscar Zenari, Andrea Olivi, Robert Bonisolo, Paolo Birro, Alberto Benicchi, Marco Bovi, Peter Anderson, William Anderson, Beppe Pilotto, Diego Frabetti, Valerio Pontraldolfo, Nico Menci, Alex Milo, Clovis Nicolas, Andrea Papini, Danilo Memoli, and others.