Alessandro Minetto is an Italian drummer very much in demand in different musical settings.
In the jazz scene he performed live with several great musicians as: Lee Konitz, Ronnie Matheus, Bud Shank, Benny Golson, Michelle Hendrix, Bruce Forman, Larry Shneider, Peter King, Jesse Davis, Donald Braden, Dena De Rose, Scott Hamilton, and he has toured several times with Mr. Steve Grossman.
He played in the most important european jazz clubs: Ronnie Scott’s in london, Bimhuis in Amsterdam, Duc des Lombardes in Paris, Blue Note in Milano and also in Tokyo. He played in several countries as: Holland, Brasil, Viet Nam, France, England, Germany, Austria, Turkey, Svizzerland, Ethiopia, Japan, Scotland, Ireland and in all Italy.
Lately he joined with organ player Alberto Marsico and trumpeter Fabrizio Bosso, the Spiritual Trio, a successfull jazzy interpretation of Gospel music. He recently toured with the famous italian pop band Baustelle. Acknowledged also as a teacher he teaches in the city school of Torino.
Message to CANOPUS
Since I played the Canopus kit at Blue Note Tokyo I've been captured by the warm sound and versatility of these drums. My band mates loved that kit too, so I decided to get one for myself and it was the best choice I ever made. I play an R.F.M 12" tom, 14" and 16" floor toms, 20" Bass drum and a 14"x5,5" ten ply maple snare drum all in silver sparkle finish. It is so easy to tune and responds great both low pitch or high pitch, this alloweds me to make it fit to every kind of music I play, Jazz, Rock, Latin Jazz…. it sounds simply great and it looks so good!