Andrea Marchesini (Alassio - Italy, aug 5th 1960) is an Italian drummer, backing vocalist, and composer.
He started playing drums at age 14 and spent his teen days listening to great music, having fun with local musicians, rehearsing, composing, playing concerts, and self teaching drumming basics.
After a short period of music and drumming theory and practice at the "Small Conservatory" Nuova Milano Musica in Milan,
he moved to New York ('84) where his versatile approach to skins and cymbals has matured in an open attitude to pop & rock, jazz & fusion, acustic and World music styles.
He studied at Drummer's Collective
played in dozens of rock and jazz clubs, recorded commercials, demos, albums and CDs,
took part of TV shows and theater plays (among the different "projects":
Robert Secret - Rob Morsberger
and the theater play Red House
and a Europe tour in '85).
In 1989 Andrea released his first "solo" CD Back To Europe
with the partecipation of producer Hiram Bullock
guitarist Mike Stern
and bassist - producer Jonas Hellborg
He returned to Italy in 1990 and took a long and deep brake with music, picking up again in 1997.
Since his return to action in 1998 Andrea has worked with comedy-theater-music show
Luca e Paolo
and slowly re-built a career through important collaborations
his fusion quartet Ben's Pizza and a Liguria tour in '99)
like italian pianist Antonio Farao'
guitarist Alessio Menconi
and internationally acclaimed artists bassist Jonas Hellborg
and guitarist Shawn Lane
with whom he completed their first and only India tour in 2003.
Andrea has completed an India tour with his trio "Dif-Fusion" (Alessio Menconi
and Pippo Matino
and consequent live CD "Concert in Shillong
Italy tour with Londoners Terry Pack
tours in Italy and Switzerland and studio work with jazz pop singer Andrea Celeste
CD and touring in Italy and France since 2017 with Lorenzo Piccone
He also collaborated with Matt Balitsaris