Jazz drummer – Jazz dreamer
Armando Luongo is part of the new generation of jazz drummers coming from Italy.
He graduated in classical percussions (2007) at the « G. Martucci » Conservatory of Salerno where he studied with the teacher Carlo Di Blasi. Then he obtained a Bachelor in Jazz Music in 2010 at the « Licinio Refice »; conservatory of Frosinone.
Two years later, in 2012, he got a Master in Jazz Performance at the Koninklijk Conservatorium of Den Haag in Holland.
Here, he has the chance to study with the Dutch jazz master Eric Ineke, John Ruocco, Joost Patocka and Stefan Kruger.
In 2009 Armando won a scholarship for studying one year at the Conservatoire Royal of Bruxelles in Belgium.
At this moment, he will have the chance to study with the famous Belgian drummer Bruno Castellucci.
During his career Armando has achieved several awards : Jury prize with CCFM in the contest « Antonio Barezzi Live 2008 » (Italy), 1st prize with Ipocontrio (Italy) at the « European Jazz Contest 2009 » in Rome, 1st prize with the Unespected 4 at the « Dinant Jazz Night 2010 » in Belgium.
Finalist with Vincent Thekal trio (France) at the « Jazz A Vienne 2011 », 2nd prize with Filippo Bianchini Quartet at the « Jimmy Woode European Jazz Award 2012 »; where Armando also won the « Best Drums Player Prize ».
Armando has been living in Belgium since 2012. In order to improve his knowledge about jazz music he enjoys travelling to new York where he can play with musicians coming from all over the world and he has been having to chance to study with the masters (Kenny Washington, Greg Hutchinson, Ari Hoening, Joe Sanders, Dan Weiss, Justin Faulkner, Jeff Ballard, Mark Turner).
CLaudio Filippini “Belgian Trio”
Joachim Caffonnette Quintet – Belgium
Filippo Bianchini 4et – Italy/Belgium
WMS – France/Belgium
Karim Blal Trio – France
God save the swing – Belgium
Swingalicious Big band – Belgium/Holland
Ipocontrio – Italy
Marco De Gennaro Trio – Italy
Jeremy Dumont Quartet – Belgium
Vincent Thekal Trio – France
Matteo Pastorino Trio – Italy/France
MAMA Quartet – Italy
Angelo Loia “Aria Re Viento Re Terra” 2003
Yumma-re “Eden” (MKM/Aural) 2009
Ipocontrio “The Beginning Of A Love Affair” (St Louis Jazz Collection) 2011
Costanza Alegiani “Fair Is Foul and Foul Is Fair” (Improvvisatore Involontario) 2014
Vincent Thekal Trio “Climax” (Ragtime) 2014
God Save The Swing “The Biggest Little Band In a Flat Land” 2014
Filippo Bianchini Quartet “Disorder at Border” (September) 2015
Francesca Palamidessi “ In Other Words I’m Three” (Ragtime) 2015
Joachim Caffonnette Quintet “Simplixity” (AZ Production) 2015
Ipocontrio “Continuum” (AMA Records) 2016
God Save The Swing feat Celia Kameni coming out in spring 2017
Marco De Gennaro Trio “ Enjoy” Feat Javier Girotto & Daniele Scannapieco (Filibusta record)
Album releases expected this fall 2017
« Matteo Di Leonardo Quintet » feat Claudio Filippini
« Filippo Bianchini “Le Voyage” – September Label
« God Save The Swing » feat Celia Kameni
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