Born in 1985, Ruben Bellavia is a very versatile drummer on the Italian musical scene.
In 2017 he has been invited from the Berklee College of Music to present his innovative method of practicing inspired by Tony Williams.
In 1993 he founded the rock band Ossi Duri, presently considered one of the best bands to play Frank Zappa’s repertoire with a lot of important collaborations. After getting his Bachelor Degree in Classical Percussions at the Conservatory in Torino he started studying jazz drumming seriously. Since 2009 he’s been working with some of the most influential musicians on the Italian and International jazz scene. In 2011 the jazz trio leaded by the pianist Fabio Giachino (of which he is drummer) was founded. Since then they have won several International prizes. In 2016 he was ranked in the top 10 of Italian Jazz Drummers and in third position with the Fabio Giachino Trio in the band section from the readers pool of the Jazzit Magazine.
HAS PLAYED AND RECORDED WITH
Antonio Faraò 4tet, Nguyen Le, Fabio Giachino Trio, Miroslav Vitous, Gavino Murgia 4tet, Fabrizio Bosso, Javier Girotto, David Pastor 4tet, Rosario Giuliani, Maurizio Giammarco, Mark Nightingale, Tineke Postma, Dave Burrel, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Ike Willis, David Surkamp, Gabriele Mirabassi, Enrico Pieranunzi, Emanuele Cisi, Furio di Castri, Mattia Cigalini, Bruno Tommaso, Rita Marcotulli, Bebo Ferra, Mauro Negri.
2004: “X” – Ten Years after, Uncle Frank never left Ossi Duri (Electromantic music)