Aka Francesco Sanfilippo (percussion,drums) has played in Portland, ME with avant-rock groups black tara, Chiasso, the trees, and The Mandrill Pedestrian Expedition and more recently a part of the free jazz Bright Light Group. He also plays with the standards-based jazz group Bright Lights (no relation to the aforementioned, Bright Light Group), and Ocean Sol Jazz. Chico gives drum lessons and presentations on the the history of drums and produced. He’s released two CDs, maestro Toto’, involving various local musicians, and Hipstrumental. He also teaches and practices Nonviolent Communication as developed by Marshall Rosenberg and is a Shambhala practitioner. Chico’s side-projects can be heard at his Myspace page, hipstrumental .