Drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger and performer Cristiano Calcagnile has built a international reputation collaborating with great names of new jazz, contemporary music and pop music as well.
His work is well know in the European experimental scene and his aesthetic is a well balanced melange that remains connected to his attitude to research, developing boarder lined music.
He recorded for label as EMI, Polygram, Edel, Sony, Auand, Amirani Records, Phonometak Labs, RareNoise, Die Schachtel, El Gallo Rojo, Caligola, GoodFellas, Label Bleu and Black Saint among the others.
He extensively tours all over the world invited by international festivals and venues for jazz, rock and avant-garde music.
He played at London Jazz festival, Meldown Festival, Vortex, Bimhuis, Porgy&Bess, North Sea festival, Polar Spectacle, Umbria jazz, Novi Sad, Melbourne, Helsinki, Jakarta, Tunis, Mumbai and Lisboa.
Among his most important collaborations: Anthony Braxton, Rova Saxophone Quartet, Tristan Honsinger, Buch Morris, Ernst Reijseger, Cristina Zavalloni, Cristina Donà, Stefano Bollani, Gianni Mimmo, William Parker, Mark Feldman, Gianluca Petrella, Xabier Iriondo, Monica Demuru and many others.