Name:
Walter Cerasani

Bio:
Born in 1969, he started playing at age 15 by himself. During the first part of his career he has strengthened and corroborated his eclectic tendency playing in various musical contexts (blues, rock, jazz, pop, ethno, dance, funky ...).. From 1999, he has been part of some Italian known pop bands (O.R.O., 6come6..) going on tours and making studio recordings. From 2007, through the Luca Giordano Band which he is official bassist, he works with several international artists: american rock/blues musicians and singers (Peaches Staten, Nellie Tiger Travis, Nora Jane Bruso, Toni Lynn Washington, Russ Green, Demetria Taylor, Eric Guitar Davis, Sax Gordon, Sugaray Rayford, Leburn Maddox, Billy Branch, Ronnie Hicks, Zakya Hooker...  ) and European (Stevie Zee, Quique Gomez, Leszek Chiconski...).



He also had the opportunity to work with Stan Skibby making several gigs as bassist of the "J. Hendrix tribute band" performing in Italy and in some part of Europe. Furthermore, he met the great american guitarist Neil Zaza and begins with him a musical collaboration, still active, recording and touring in Europe, America and Asia (Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, Taiwan...) as his official bassist. From 2013 he starts to collaborate with the drummer Jacopo Coretti forming a rhythmic section for some international blues, funky, soul, rock artists as: Nicola Costa, Tim Mitchell, Leburn Maddox, Krissy Matthews, Rob Tognoni, Nico'zz, Alix Anthony.



In studio recording he took part in several "cd" by various artists, including the last Neil Zaza's three works: "212" (2011), "Clyde the cat" (2012) and "Peache" (2015). In 2015, Blu ray "Neil Zaza Band Live in Denmark" is released. Among other important studio recording must be recalled: "Oro Retour" (2001) by O.R.O., "My kind of blues" (2012) and "Off the grid" (2015) by Luca Giordano. Actually he continues to have an intense live activity touring around the world. Tours already fixed in 2007 are with: Leburn Maddox (Jan), Neil Zaza (Feb, Mar), Demian Dominguez (Apr), Krissy Matthews (May), Tony Lynn Washington with Sax Gordon & Luca Giordano Band (Jul), Chris Cain (Aug), Sax Gordon (Sep). Walter Cerasani is endorser of “Meridian” craft basses.


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