Daniel "Pipi" Piazzola
Born in Buenos Aires, he studied with Rolando «Oso» Picardi, Fernando Martinez, Horacio Lopez, Eduardo Casalla, Sebastián Peycere, Carlos Riganti, Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey, Efrain Toro, Richie Garcia, Casey Scheuerell, Adam Nussbaum, Robbie Ameen, Tommy Campbell, Frank Katz, Bobby Sanabria and Toss Panos.
Back in 1998, he studied at the Musicians Institute in L.A. graduating with honors and receiving the Year’s Best Drum Player in Latin Rhythms Award.
He played with several internationally acclaimed artists such as: Paquito D ́Rivera, Ute Lemper, Guillermo Klein, Aaron Goldberg, Bill Mc Henry, Miguel Zenón, Hugo Fattoruso, Danilo Perez, Chick Corea, Ben Monder, Mike Mossman, Diego Urcola, Juan Cruz de Urquiza, Richard Nant, Luis Bonilla, Gary Valente, Arturo O ́Farrill afro latin jazz big band, Scott Robinson, Dave Samuels, Gary Burton, Lito Vitale, Pablo Aslan, Anders Jormin, Ligia Piro, Carlos Cutaia, Raul Lavié, Ernesto Snajer, JoséAngel Trelles, Susana Rinaldi, Gustavo Bergalli, Maria Estela Monti, Escalandrum, Fernando Suarez Paz, Pablo Ziegler, Hector Console, Nicolas Guerschberg, Horacio Malvicino, Sexteto Mayor, among others.
Escalandrum has released a total of six records with excellent reviews and the band has been touring great part of Europe and the entire Latin America.
He is sponsored by Yamaha in drums and by Zildjian in cymbals.
In 2010 he published his first book on drums titled: Contemporary Drums .
Pipi is full-time dedicated to Escalandrum, playing music around the world and preparing his seventh album.
He has three tours already programmed with Ute Lemper and in the local scene he is actively playing with: Fernandez4, Esteban Sehinkmans ‘Pajaro de Fuego’, , Lucio Balduini Quartet, Mariano Sivori Sextet, Pipi Piazzolla Trio, among others.
- He has been awarded with multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations for his work with María Estela Monti, Pablo Aslan and his own group Escalandrum.
- Winner of Gardel Award together with Carlos Cutaia in 2004
- Konex Award with Escalandrum in 2005
- La Nacion Newspaper Award for Best Jazz Drummer of the Year in 2008 and a nomination for a Latin Grammy in 2011 for his work with Escalandrum.