Andrea Paino



Andrea Paino was born in 1983 and began his musical studies at the age of 16. He took lessons throughout the years from some of the greatest teachers wordwide such as: John Riley, Kim Plainfield, Jason Gianni, Frank Katz, Peter Retzlaff, Maxx Furian, Alfredo Golino, and Giorgio DiTullio. He attended several clinics, workshops and masterclasses given by drumming greats including Antonio Sanchez, Steve Smith, Gavin Harrison, Horacio ''El Negro'' Hernandez, DaveWeckl, Virgil Donati, Jojo Mayer and many more.

Through the years he graduated from:

- 2006 Yamaha Music School

- 2008 Drummers Collective of New York

- 2011 Accademia del Suono in Milan

- 2013 Scuderie Capitani

- 2016 La casa del Batterista

Andrea moved to New York from 2007 till 2009, where he attended and graduated the DRUMMERS COLLECTIVE SCHOOL OF MUSIC and privately at the MANHATTAN JAZZ SCHOOL. From 2011 on he is the DRUMMERS COLLECTIVE'S Italian representative.

Andrea has played with: Susan Didrichsen(Wilson Pickett, Spyro Gyra, Enia), The Collective School Of Music in New York, Jason Gianni (Neal Morse), Frank Katz (Brand X), Kim Plainfield (Tania Maria), Goran Edman (Malmsteen), Bob Quaranta (Ed Palermo, J. Scofield, Dave Valentin), Frank Gravis (Bill Evans and Soulgrass, Soul Bop with Bill Evans and Randy Brecker, Donna Summer), Ares Tavolazzi (Guccini, Battisti), Fabrizio Fontana (Zelig, Striscia la notizia), Sergio Sgrilli (Zelig), Viki Hyde (X-Factor, Virgin Radio), Steve Luchi (Articolo 31, Neffa) etc... He has also shared the stages with: Kee Marcelo (Europe), Donatella (X-Factor), Gipsy King and many others.

From 2014 and forward he collaborated with two of the most important booking Agencies of Italy: JAM FOR LIVE and UNIOS SOUND. Through this collaboration, Andrea has had the pleasure to share the stage with some of the most renowned Italian cover bands, such as: DISCOINFERNO, MASCALZONI LATINI, STRABAND and KAOS.

Andrea is an active drum teacher with over 40 students, currently teaching at:

- MYSOUND in Turin



As a session drummer he has extensively toured Italy, the New York area, Spain, Israel, Switzerland, Hungary and Russia, playing over 600 shows since 2009. You can read about Andrea in several newspapers and websites such as: Drumset Mag, Drum Club, Planet Drum, Tribuna Novarese, La Stampa, Il Sancarlone, Giornale diArona, Giornale Universitario Calabrese, Gente di stoffa etc.