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Davide DiRenzo


Davide Di Renzo (drummer, percussionist) was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. “Born with sticks in has hands” - that´s what they said about him, when he was a child. Nowadays, he is an alumnus of the University of Toronto’s Jazz Studies program. 

He was the ‘house drummer’ for the hugely successful ‘Canadian Idol’ television talent competition. During his career he has worked with many of the country’s top performers and recording artists. These include Jacksoul, Holly Cole, Ashley McIsaac, Melissa Stylianou, Dione Taylor, Heather Bambrick, Eliana Cuevas and Richard Underhill. Furthermore he played with Bill King’s Saturday Night Fish Fry, Sarah Slean, Carol Welsman, and Alanis Morisette, to list a view.

Davide Di Renzo was a member of the Peter Smith Quartet. In this time they were featured during the “Sound of Toronto Jazz” Concert Series at the Ontario Science Centre on November 1, 1999. 


2007 – As a member of Jacksoul, won a Juno Award for R&B ‘Soul Recording of the Year’ (Jacksoul for mySOUL)

2008 – National Jazz Awards Nominee as ‘Jazz Drummer of the Year’