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Aldo MazzaIn this 25-minute video interview with KoSA Music founder, Aldo Mazza, I spoke with Aldo about how he got into music, playing drums and percussion, and launching his non-profit KoSA International Percussion Workshops and Festivals.

Recorded during the 2011 Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in Indianapolis, IN.



Aldo Mazza is an internationally-recognized drummer-percussionist, recording artist, clinician, and educator. He received his Bachelor of Music in Percussion, with a minor in Jazz Performance, at McGill University, did graduate work in Ethnomusicology at Université de Montréal, as well as intensive private and summer study programs at Banff, Eastman School of Music, Jamey Aebersold, National Stage Band Camps, and Drummers Collective (New York).

Aldo's performance achievements include four world tours, international touring and recording member of Répercussion, numerous radio and television appearances, live CBC/Radio Canada recordings, and special concerts for many dignitaries including US. Presidents and Canadian Prime Ministers. Aldo appears on over 100 CDs with artists such as Celine Dion, Aldo Nova, James Brown, Chris DeBurgh, David Amran, Alain Caron as well as major symphony orchestras including the Montreal Symphony, SMCQ (Quebec Contemporary Music Organization), and Jazz Festivals including the Montreal Jazz Festival,Hong Kong Arts Festival, and other world class events, and is a master clinician in Classical Percussion, World Music and Drumset.

Aldo Mazza's professional achievents include:

  • Founder & Artistic Director of KoSA Communications and the KoSA International Percussion Workshops and Festivals
  • Cofounder & Artistic Director of the KoSA Cuba Workshop and Festival
  • Creator of the KoSA Drumparties and coprorate drum events
  • Composer, Record Producer, Publisher and Editor
  • Director of Events Management Enterprise – KoSA Communications
  • Subject of many articles in major magazines,books  and newspapers including McLeans, Percussive Arts (PAS) ,la Scena Musicale, the Montreal Gazette, Modern Drummer Magazine
  • Extensive 30 year touring and recording career
  • Active interest in global cultures and their inter- relationships
  • Consultant to cultural entities. Involved member of Canada's artistic community
  • Recipient of  several Canada Council & Conseil Des Arts et Lettres du Quebec Research grants