MotorCity Wine is very excited to bring you a very special live performance by Italian drummer/producer/composer, Tommaso Cappellato.
Opening band: Leafar aka Rafael Statin Quartet
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, 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 Travels; collaborating with experimental electronica and techno artist Rabih Beaini and visionary Egyptian producer Maurice Louca to now presenting his solo artist project ‘Aforemention’ ‐ Tommaso is the modern renaissance man, bringing together his lifetime of artistic exploration and exposure to create his own concept of a jazz‐informed experimental electronic soundscape.
Tommaso’s fascination for sounds outside the jazz realm led him to this new project ‐ asking himself what would happen if he created alone, embracing everything from inspirations to moments of randomness and finding his own musical identity in that process. Using drums, analog synths and his own voice, Tommaso has created a body of work that evokes inner spaces, outer realms and new ideas.
‘Aforemention’ takes in all of Tommaso’s past experiences and sees him creating a one‐man journey through sound.