Domenico Russo

Andy Martin

Domenico Russo


Paiste Artist Since
September 2002


Main Affiliations
Andy Martin
Swiss Music Academy


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Domenico has been playing drum kit since he was 7 years old. He had his first formal lessons when he was 13. He studied drums at the Academy of Contemporary Music and at the Jazz School in Zurich, Switzerland. Subsequently he had regular private lessons for years with various professional drummers and other teachers. In the duration of his music career, he has performed more than 2200 gigs with countless bands and has had numerous studio jobs. He has played in genres from pop and rock to jazz, blues, funk, R&B, progressive metal, country and reggae, as well as working in musicals. He has unusually high musical and technical skill levels. He worked with the German trade journal “drums & percussion” as a workshop author, and wrote a total of four teaching aids with the title “Yin Yang Power Drummer Vol. 1-4”. The method focuses on the development of multiple independence. This is coupled with the most modern insights of teaching psychology, connecting the new with the familiar. The method is based on a matrix principle and combines technical and musical skill together in a way that virtually all areas can be trained simultaneously. His Italian-Spanish roots transform his shows into an illustrious spectacle. Domenico has been playing on Paiste cymbals for fifteen years, and has been an official endorser for the company since 2002. Beginning in the spring of 2011, he will once more be on tour with his solo drum show. Workshops, clinics and other projects for next year are in the planning phases.

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    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Rich, warm, lush, deep. Wide range, complex mix. Giving and responsive feel. Broad, warm open sound. Compact, lush chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat, perfectly suited for dynamic, articulated playing in a wide range of styles. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolaty than the classic 602s”, describes Vinnie Colaiuta.

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