Fabrizio V. Zee Grossi

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Born in Milan, Italy, Fabrizio V. Zee Grossi is a self-taught bass player with a different approach on his instrument. Influenced by some of the greatest '70s players, such as Bootsy Collins, Verdine…
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Born in Milan, Italy, Fabrizio V. Zee Grossi is a self-taught bass player with a different approach on his instrument. Influenced by some of the greatest '70s players, such as Bootsy Collins, Verdine White, Jaco, and by heavier rock drivers such as John Paul Johns and John Entwistle, he combines the two major qualities of these legendary musicians with his passionate latin/mediterranean background,in a unique thunderous-grooving bass playing. With an open eye on new playing techniques and sound research, it is possible say that Grossi sounds like no one but himself. A professional bass player since 1986, Grossi has hundreds of recording sessions under his belt, lending his playing to a wide variety of artists, from solo projects to songwriters and original bands, in some of the most prestigious studios around the world. He combines his distingished playing with his ability on the other side of the mixing board as producer and artist developer,spacing from rock, funk, hip-hop, and R&B. He toured both Europe and North America several times. In 1992 he teamed up with New York guitar monster Anthony Bambino (New York studio and solo artist) and wiz drummer John Macaluso (TNT, Spread Eagle, REO Speedwagon) giving birth to the progressive project Conspiracy, which was acclaimed worldwide by both critics and public. After his collaboration with guitar legend Steve Vai (Epic) and punk icon Nina Hagen (BMG),he pursued full force his career as a producer and artist developer for major and indipendent record companies. But he didn't forgot his first love: the bass, while working with artists such as Gregg Bissonette, Steve Lukather, Frank Gambale, and Jimi Crespo just to name a few. Grossi has been endorsed by several manufacturer companies like: Mesa Boogie, Carvin, Spector, Tech 21, Morley, Lexicon, Ghs, Seymour Duncan, Electro Harmonix and Moog, G&L. Guitars, Peavy, and Roland. He is a SESAC affiliated writer and publisher.