Didier Ottaviani [ France ]
Didier Ottaviani is a drummer, musician and educator. After studying classical percussion, he chose the drumset, and more specifically jazz. For the past twenty years, he has been very active on the Bordeaux (fr) scene. He payed his dues touring with bands of a wide stylistic spectrum, such as Post Image, Minimum Vital (in Brazil, Mexico, Poland, Belgium, Croatia, Netherlands), Djangu Gandhal in TV shows and festivals across France, the Zazen trio. He recorded with Randy Brecker in the Cross-border Big Band «Pirineos Jazz Orchestra», with guitarist Frédéric Favarel in the "Jumbazz" project of organist Patrick Villanueva. He's also a sideman for american vocalist Cunnie Williams for his European tours, and executive producer for singer Monique Thomas' "Voice of Praise" project. He's crossed path with musicians such as Dave Blenkhorn, Manuel Marchès, Fred Couderc, Carl Schlosser, Eric Séva, Lionel Fortin, Alessandro Golino, Martin Jacobsen...
! He mainly plays jazz at this juncture in time, but his versatility allows him to freely express his talent in many different styles, from singer songwriter Zedvan to gospel music.
"Feels like home, everywhere, everytime!"