Italian musician, producer, DJ, and composer Tommaso Cappellato is a musical maverick—running the gamut from free‐form techno to hip‐hop production and jazz improvisation.
Mentored by jazz visionaries Harry Whitaker (Black Renaissance), Michael Carvin (Pharoah Sanders), and collaborator with techno master Donato Dozzy, Tommaso’s seemingly unorthodox breadth of style and vision gives us a truly unique new school artist. From building his jazz chops as a resident drummer in NYC working with Bill Ware’s Vibes and The Jazz Passengers feat. Debbie Harry, to hip hop excursions alongside Brooklyn MC Yah Supreme; traveling to Senegal to meld with local world music masters, to leading his own award‐winning spiritual jazz project Astral Travel; collaborating with experimental electronica and techno artist Rabih Beaini, and visionary Egyptian producer Maurice Louca to presenting his solo artist project “Aforemention”—Tommaso brings together his lifetime of artistic exploration and exposure to create his own concept of a jazz‐informed experimental electronic soundscape. Thanks to his projects and vision he has been endorsed by Gilles Peterson both on his Worldwide FM radio programs and festivals.
From the 3rd to the 27th of September, Tommaso Cappellato will be hosted by New York’s Pioneer Works for a prestigious artistic residency. Immersed in its thriving global artistic community, the eclectic musician will record his new album in collaboration with numerous artists coming from the local electronic and jazz scene, searching for unique and unexplored sounds.
Pioneer Works is a cultural center dedicated to experimentation, education, and production across disciplines. Through a broad range of educational programs, performances, residencies, and exhibitions, Pioneer Works transcends disciplinary boundaries to foster a community where alternative modes of thought are activated and supported.