Santino Scavelli (Germany)
Santino Scavelli, a multi instrumentalist from Mannheim, currently is a very demanded musician in the world music scene. He studied percussion in Trossingen with the focus on instruments like drum set, Latin percussion, kettledrum, little drums and xylophone. At the moment he is studying world music at the Popakademie Mannheim and broadens his musical knowledge with Oriental percussion instruments (riqq, frame drum, darbuka, etc.) as well as piano, guitar and oud.
Santino Scavelli plays not only in various world jazz formations, but also in fusion projects and pop- and electronic bands. Just as the cast requires, he changes from drums to Latin percussion. He prefers to arrange his own percussion set ups, creating a unique sound and playing style.
He played with different artist such as Cyminolocy or the Oriental jazz Ensemble FisFüz. Likewise he shared the stage with Macase from Kamerun and also with his lecturer Murat Coşkun. In 2016 and 2017 he performed on stage during the Tamburi Mundi Festival at the Freiburger E-Werk.
One of his aims is to bring together the different cultures. In combining or splitting the different playing techniques or rhythms from the whole world, he defines and arranges them in a new way. He also integrates electronic and sounds in his work, be it live on stage or in a studio.