BIO


Tommaso Moretti is a drummer, composer, educator born and raised in Italy where he began to play drums at the age of 10. 

His musical career started when he moved to Rome and became part of the city’s vibrant music scene. Between 2004 and 2013 he released albums and toured internationally with 4 different bands: Thrangh , an avant/rock quartet, Tribraco a punk/jazz trio , The Orange Man Theory a noise-core combo and Underdog an indie jazz rock/world music ensemble. Busy as a musician and music educator in Italy he also cultivated international collaborations in Chicago (where he founded the math/rock band Tasty Gasoline and become part of Ben Lamar Gay’s project Tones for Tales) and in London where he joined (with Tribraco) the “Match and Fuse” project (a European network of experimental musicians and bands promotion).


In late 2013 he relocates to Chicago where he is now freelancing as a jazz drummer and educator. He is also artistically involved with several local projects spanning from jazz , avant-garde, rock, and Brazilian music. In 2017 with the band Bottle Tree he released a record on International  Anthem record label. In December 2017 he released his first album as a leader with a Chicago based quartet featuring Matt Piet, Ben Lamar Gay and Devin Foster on Amalgam record label. Between 2018 and 2019 he performed in different festivals in Europe, Brazil and United States with Ben Lamar Gay quartet. Frequently collaborates and plays with local musicians such as:  Rob Frye, Renè Baker, Pharez Whitted, Bobby Broom, Mark Hardy, Will Faber, Ernest Dawkins, Kevin Lepa, Matt Piet, Greg Ward, Jake Wark, Steve Kaiser, Aaron M Frison (Coultrain), Maciej Barabasz, Moacyr Marchini, Denis Anderson.