Edo Tancredi is a multi-stylistic drummer and percussionist, originally from Italy, based in Los Angeles (California). His passion for different kinds of music has led him to cover a wide variety of genres that include Funk, R&B/Soul, Rock, Blues, Gospel, Jazz, Americana/Country and Latin. His drumming can be heard on numerous recordings and commercials and he keeps a busy live schedule. He is also proficient in drum programming and sampling.
Currently, he is part of progressive-rock trio Magnetico (with Rafael Moreira on guitar, and Ben White on bass) with whom he opened for KISS on different occasions (KISS Kruise 2015 and 2016 and KISS live in Tucson 4th of July 2016). He tours and records with talented singer-songwriter Kathryn Dean, whose music has been featured on CBS, FOX and NBC and internationally (on TV shows Malhacao and A Regra do Jogo). Edo is also involved in recording drum tracks for producer Marty Rifkin (Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty) and he is collaborating, composing and producing music for 411 Music Group and Gramoscope Music.
Edo’s performance credits include Grammy-Award winning artists such as Michelle Williams (from Destiny’s Child) Eric Benet and Ann Nesby (from Sounds of Blackness).
Edo graduated top of the class in Music Performance at Los Angeles Music Academy in Pasadena, CA (now LA College of Music), studying with drum greats such as Ralph Humphrey, Joe Porcaro and Gary Ferguson and earned a degree in “Jazz Music” at Conservatorio G.B. Martini in Fermo (Italy) studying complementary piano and arranging for big band. He started receiving drum lessons at a young age with Massimo Carloni in his hometown Ascoli Piceno (Italy), and later on with Marco Volpe in Milan.
Alessandro Alessandroni Jr. (Pink, Christina Aguilera), Tim Lefebvre ( Tedeschi Trucks Band, David Bowie), Rafael Moreira ( Paul Stanley from KISS, The Voice, American Idol) Marty Rifkin (Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Elton John) Gregory “Gee Mack” Lawrence (Steve Wonder, Mary j Blidge, Snoop Dog), Bob Malone (John Fogerty, solo artist) Dario Forzato (award-winning composer-guitarist) Chris Trujillo (Toto, Black Crowes), Paul Zollo (Art Garfunkel, solo artist), Andy and Renee (award-winning singer-songwriter), Mario Guarini (Baglioni, Morandi) Nicola Costa (Marco Mendoza, Mannoia), 411 Music Group, Gramoscope Music, DeBois Entertainment, AEI Intellectual Ventures, etc.