Davide Merlino, he graduated in Classical Percussion with specialization in Teaching in 2007; in 2010 he won the International Competition PercFest, and from 2011 is in the “Jazz Vibes” charts of top jazz and Jazzit Awards. He boasts collaborations for classical music (Cameristi of La Scala, I Virtuosi Italian, Shlomo Mintz, Alondra de la Parra, Marco Decimo, Ney Rosauro), Jazz ( Sabir Mateen, David Friedman, Achille Succi, John B Arnold, Alberto Mandarini, Gino Robair, Tino Tracanna, Roberto Olzer, Michael Rosen, Michele Gori, Pasquale Mirra, Brian Quinn, Beppe Caruso, Ramberto Ciammarughi ..), electronic (Crookers, Bienoise, Boosta_Subsonica, Bjorn Torske_Royksopp ..). He participated in numerous recordings, including “Nest of Giants” with Mu, album recorded at Studio sundlaugin in Iceland, produced by Birgir Jón “Biggi” Birgisson (already producer of Sigur Ros). His compositions are repeatedly transmitted by the national networks RAI and plays live several times on RadioTre RAI. Co – Founder of the independent label Floating Forest Rec, founder of the project OlmO; he also writes articles for the magazine Drumsetmag and organizes “Poliritmica, Percussion’s Festival”. He holds the Chair of Percussion at the School specializing in music (Middle and high schools) of Verbania, and collaborates with the Course Teaching of the Conservatory L. Marenzio of Brescia, and the University of Mendrisio (Switzerland).