Drummer/Percussionist/ Educator Francesco Lomagistro, began piano studies at age of 11 and later switched to drums.
He received his music education through private lessons and attendance at seminars by great musical masters. He received his Degree in ‘Percussion Instruments’ at the “Niccolo Piccinni” Music Conservatory in Bari, Italy and the Degree in “Didactis for Musical Instrument ”
-In 1992 he participated in the Berklee Clinics at Umbria Jazz.
He teaches “Drums and Percussions” in the Public School (Liceo Musicale and Medium School) and is a member of Vic Firth Educational Team since 2005 – He is an Author for drum lessons on the Vic Firth website
– He is endorser for Vic Firth and Paiste
His versatility has afforded him experience in different musical ambients: Edoardo Bennato, Rotem Sivam, Kay F. Jackson, Joice Youlle, Kelly Joyce, Sandra St. Victor, Wendy Lewis, Madame Pat Tandy, Orlando Johnson, Mariella Nava, Antonella Ruggero, Milva, Cecilia Gasdia, Elio, Erz, Freak Antoni, Mimmo Locasciulli, Mario Rosini, Fabrizio Sotti, Chihiro Yamanaka, Rick Stone, Marcus Machado, Marco Panascia, David Schnitter (Jazz Messengers), Dario Deidda, Max Ionata, Gigi Cifarelli, Roberto Ottaviano, Vito Di Modugno, Fabio Morgera, Aldo Vigorito, Carol Sudhalter, Cicci Santucci, Enzo Scoppa, Antonio Marangolo, Gaetano Partipilo, Francesco Puglisi, R. Biseo, P. Ciancaglini, Marco Tamburini, Giuseppe Bassi, Eddy Olivieri, Francesco Mariella, Ettore Carucci, Camillo Pace, Eugenio Macchia, Nico Morelli, Paola Arnesano, Teo Ciavarella, Poldo Sebastiani, Tino Tracanna, Barend Middlehoff, Toni Fomichella, Orchestra della Magna Grecia I.C.O , Orchestra del DAMS di Bologna etc etc..
Studio recording He has participated in different recording sessions for many labels such as Virgin, Universal, Hobo-Sony, Edel, Storie di Note, Irma Records, Antibemusic, Family Affairs, Flaminio Jazz, P-Vine records, Four, Caffè Concerto, Dodicilune, Self, Jazz Engine/Auand.
He played in different venues as theatres, clubs and festivals in Europe and since 2007 he usually goes to the States to play in the best jazz clubs or venues in New York city area. He leads the group Berardi Jazz Connection, a European jazz project whose release 4 album well known around the world, Japan ahead, and Usa and North Europe (www.berardijazzconnection.com).
• First prize winner – Competition of drummers and percussionists ‘Festival of Gravine’.