Michele Rabbia

His musical training began under Giorgio Artoni, a percussionist at the Teatro Regio in Parma, and drummer Enrico Lucchini.

In 1986 he moved to the United States where he studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston with Alan Dawson and Joe Hunt.

Since returning to Italy in the early 1990s, he has joined the Aires Tango group, founded in 1994 together with saxophonist Javier Girotto and began collaborating with, among others, Antonello Salis, Dominique Pifarély, Michel Godard, Rita Marcotulli, Sajncho Namčylak, Maria Pia De Vito, Eugenio Colombo and Stefano Battaglia.

With the latter from 1999 he recorded several duo albums with the Via Veneto and ECM labels.
Active for several years in Paris, he has participated in other projects with Eivind Aarset, Andy Sheppard, Émile Parisien and in the meantime continues his collaborations in Italy with, among others, Paolo Fresu, Rosario Giuliani and Gianluca Petrella.

He also works as a duo with double bassist Daniele Roccato and percussionist Ingar Zach, a member of the improvisation group Dans les Arbres.
An appreciated soloist, also worth mentioning are collaborations with Roscoe Mitchell, founding member of the historic Art Ensemble of Chicago; Dacia Maraini, in the field of literature; Gabriele Amadori and James Turrell, for visual arts; and Virgilio Sieni for dance.