Mazza, Aldo


Internationally recognized drummer and percussionist, Aldo Mazza is perhaps best known for his work with the percussion group, REPERCUSSION.   He is also the founder and artistic director of the KoSA International Percussion Workshops and Festivals, and is in demand as a recording artist, clinician and educator.

As member of the percussion quartet, REPERCUSSION, Aldo has been on three world tours, has recorded five CDs with his ensemble, over 100 CDs with major artists and has appeared on numerous television shows.  He has played with major Canadian symphony orchestras; he has performed at music festivals around the world, and has played for Canadian Prime Ministers and American Presidents.

As a solo artist, Aldo has appeared in numerous film documentaries, radio, film soundtracks and television shows.  Throughout his career, he has recorded with such artists as Celine Dion, Alain Caron, Jon Bon Jovi, Nikki Yanofsky and Aldo Nova.  Aldo regularly is heard as a drum set artist, but he is equally acclaimed as a world percussionist and as a concert percussion performer.  He has collaborated with such artists as James Brown, Chris De Burgh and Oliver Jones.  

Aldo has composed many percussion ensemble works authored many published articles, method books and has produced an instructional DVD in collaboration with Hudson Music and Drum Channel. He regularly travels around the world performing and giving workshops and clinics. As founder and artistic director of KoSA Music, Aldo organizes camps and percussion weekend intensives in New York, Miami as well as creating educational study trips and cultural exchanges to countries such as Cuba, China and Italy. His diverse professional background in rock, pop, classical, world music and jazz, along with his keen interest in ethnomusicology has led him to create his personal hybrid percussion approach in playing.