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American percussionist, born July 16, 1950 in Teaneck (New Jersey), † Teaneck January 9 2013. He studied percussion of all the various genres such as [iswing, bebop, jazz, latin sound[/i. He has collaborated with [iHerbie Hancock, Alphonso Johnson, Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie, Gato Barbieri, Isley Brothers[/i. In Italy he was working with [iPino Daniele, James Senese, Antonello Venditti, Lucio Dalla, Lucio Battisti, Edoardo Bennato, Gigi D'Alessio, Renato Zero[/i and with progressive rock bands such as [iNapoli Centrale, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, PFM[/i. However, his first single was released in the 1984 on 12" disco-mix through a small independent roman label: [l=Best Record of Claudio Casalini. Furthered his studies on the interaction of musical genres from different ethnic groups making [iPotter's Ethno Live Sound[/i and in 1992 he founded the group [iPotter Percussion[/i. In 1993 Tullio De Piscopo brings with him at [iSanremo Festival[/i with the song [iQui Gatta Ci Cova[/i.m In 1998 he released his first album [iJean's Highlife[/i all recorded live during a concert.