Fabrizio Sferra drummer and composer, began his activity as a jazz drummer in the late 1970s and gradually established himself on the national scene by collaborating with prestigious Italian and foreign musicians, including: Enrico Pieranunzi, Massimo Urbani, Antonello Salis, Maurizio Giammarco, Pietro Tonolo, Rita Marcotulli, Stefano Battaglia, Enrico Rava, Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Mal Waldron, Kenny Wheeler, Toots Thielemans, Paul Bley, Johnny Griffin, John Scofield, Pat Metheny.

Significant was the experience from ’83 to ’92 with pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli ; their “Space Jazz Trio” won, among other things, in ’88 and ’89, the critics’ referendums held by the magazine ” Musica Jazz “, respectively as best record and best line-up of the year.

Ten years later, in ’98 and ’99, and then again in 2001 and 2003, the same referendums go to ” Doctor 3,” a trio created by Sferra in ’97, with Danilo Rea on piano and Pietropaoli himself on bass, a group that, among other things, represented Italian jazz in New York’s historic ” Town Hall ” in January 2001.

In more than three decades of activity, many international festivals in which he takes part, including: Umbria Jazz, Clusone, Ravenna, Rome, Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne, Madrid, Cophenaghen, Singapore, New Dhely, Beijing, Chicago, LosAngeles, S.Francisco, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, San Sebastian.

Fabrizio Sferra currently works with Doctor 3 together with Danilo Rea and Enzo Pietropaoli, with Enrico Rava’s Tribe quintet, with the Fabio Zeppetella Quartet, with the Battisti – Traenti – Sferra Trio, and with the Grace in Town project together with Costanza Alegiani.

Over more than three decades he has been, and continues to be, active in teaching nationwide, with seminars and master classes.


Fabrizio Sferra

Fabrizio Sferra
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