Damiano Drei graduated as a trombone player from the Conservatory of Ravenna (Italy), where he studied with Gianluca Scipioni, the Gomalan Brass Quintet and Joseph Alessi. He has played in various orchestras, including the Teatro Regio di Torino, the Teatro Comunale di Modena and the Orchestra Sinfonica Rossini di Pesaro.
In 2009 he founded the brass quintet "Romagna Brass," which regularly performs in music festivals in Italy. He also plays modern popular music like rock, jazz and Latin, and with the band "Go Go Megafon" he has performed in many European festivals, including Budapest's Sziget Festival.
Damiano Drei teaches trombone and music theory in the City Music School "G. Sarti" of Faena (RA). In 2017 he began studying composition at the Conservatroy "Bruno Maderna" of Cesena.