Born in Italy and based in Toronto, Andrea Scala is a drummer, artist and composer. He showed a natural inclination towards percussive instruments and creative arts since he was a kid. Andrea started from a teen age to work as a live and studio session drummer with various bands and songwriters, gathering several collaborations with established musicians in the field of rock and progressive music. While continuing his musical studies, he toured with pop, alternative, folk and world-music bands. In his career, his fellow colleagues have recognized him as a very versatile drummer and musician. Over the years, Andrea had the opportunity to collaborate with several projects, his concerts and recordings include collaborations with Jeffrey Kollman, Tommy Denander, Ron Thal, Karl Potter, Piccola Orchestra La Viola, Duo + 2 Quartet, etc. In 2017 he made his first travel to North America, extending his visit to New York. There, Andrea found a new inspiration and started working more on his compositions, feeling the need to make a step further in expressing his musical thoughts. In February 2020, he released his debut album as a leader “Coming Back, Leaving Again”, featuring a stellar cast of Italian jazz and pop musicians, as pianist Roberto Tarenzi, bassist Francesco Puglisi, guitarist Nicola Costa. The music is a mix of jazz, experimental and electronic, all well blended through Andrea’s vivid imagination.
“A highly cinematic explosion of polarising styles and sounds, a pinnacle of nu-fusion.” – Jazz Revelations