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Originally from Geneva Switzerland, drummer / composer Noé Tavelli has performed with a wide variety of artists including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dave Liebman, Ohad Talmor, Mats Spillmann, Florian Favre and Bänz Oester. Growing up in a family of music enthusiasts, Noé has been been exposed to jazz and improvised music very early on and started playing the drums at 7. He is a graduate from the Lausanne Conservatory of Music, The Jazz Campus, Basel and the renowned Manhattan School of Music, New York. Throughout his formative years he has been lucky to be mentored by some of the greatest drummer in the business such as Marcel Papaux, Dan Weiss, John Riley, Justin DiCioccio, Jeff Ballard, Eric Mcpherson and Ferenc Nemeth. A growing force on the Swiss music scene, Noé has developed a unique sound on his instrument which is both modern yet anchored in the jazz drumming tradition. A dynamic musician, he has also published two albums of his own original music as a leader: Noé Tavelli & the Argonauts (Double Moon / Jazzthing Vol.78, 2019) and Inner Streams (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2022). Noé performs regularly with different groups including his band, the Ben Rosenblum trio, Raphael Jost, Florian Favre trio and Sizzling Inn. He has appeared on stages such as the Montreux Jazz Festival, Baku Jazz Festival, Festival Luna Classics, Generations Frauenfeld, Ethno Jazz Festival, Festival de Musique de Toulon, Label Suisse Festival, Cully Jazz Festival, The 55 bar (NYC), The Bar Next Door (NYC), The Moods (Zurich), AMR (Geneva), Sunset/Sunside (France) to name a few. As a performing artist, he has also appeared with the likes of Nik Bärtsch, Elina Duni, Colin Vallon, Edsel Gomez, Richard Sears, Jean Lou Treboux, Domenic Landolf, Nat Su, Yumi Ito, Gabriel Zufferey and Shems Bendali among many others. Besides his performing activities, he is also a sought after music educator. In 2016 he created the acclaimed jazz summer workshop Lemanic Jazz Workshop in Geneva. Noé is a 2015 recipient of the Friedl Wald Foundation for young talents.
Sizes: 20", 22"
Sound character: Dark, trashy, papery, low. Wide range, complex and moody mix. Soft and buttery feel with a very wobbly and vibrant response. Fairly defined stick sound over a dark and cloudy wash. Perfectly suited for quieter musical settings such as blues, jazz and acoustic styles. Very user-friendly for percussive use and classical mallet application.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery, soft feel with quick response. Rich, dark, mystical crash sound with tender clarity. Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents and crashes in intimate to semi-loud settings. Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells. «For those guys who really appreciate just having a cymbal that can do everything, the larger Dark Crashes can do anything. Very crash-able, and if you want to ride on them, they will give you all the ride patterns in the world.» - Gregory Hutchinson