Andrea Tofanelli is a very talented Italian musician who started playing the trumpet in 1976. He studied under an Italian–American saxophonist, Dean Benedetti, who was also friends with Charlie Parker and graduated from the Musical Institute Luigi Boccherini of Lucca. He is regarded as a musician that can take great command of the upper register, even in notes residing above double high C.
Since 1995, he has done television appearances and productions for La7, RAI, Telemontecarlo, Mediaset, SKY and various other television programs such as Pavarotti & Friends, Rockpolitik with Adriano Celetano, the Maurizio Costanzo Show and more.
Andrea Tofanelli also teaches and tours around Europe and the United States. Although most of his teaching is done in Italy, he has held a few master classes within the United States, including some at California State, Fullerton College and Northridge.
This trumpeter has also collaborated with some well respected and notweworthy artists including Luciano Pavarotti, Jobanotti, Rosario Fiorello, Dianni Morandi and others.