Gustavo Meli resides in Mendoza, Argentina where he is a drumset performer, educator, and clinician. He tours throughout Argentina and Chile.

Additionally, he is a frequent performer at various festivals and conferences throughout the world including the Modern Drummer Festival (2001), SCD Drum Festival in Chile (2002), Batuka! Drum Festival in Brazil (2002, 2004), Cape Breton Drum Festival in Canada (2003), Ultimate Drummers Weekend Drum Festival in Australia (2003), Zildjian Day Buenos Aires in Argentina (2003), Argentina International Drum Fest (2003), Montreal Drum Fest in Canada (2004), Zildjian Day Santiago in Chile (2005) and PASIC Columbus 2005.

Gustavo Meli is Director of the MIDF (Mendoza International Drum Fest) in Argentina (

Gustavo is the first Latin-American Drummer who played all big festivals:

Modern Drummer Festival 2001 (Winner of the undiscovered drummer contest)
Ultimate drummers weekend Australia 2003

Montreal Drum Fest (2004-Canada)

Pasic 2005.

Gustavo is the drummer of the year in Argentina 2001 and 2003

National record of people who attend a clinic: 850 (April 2002)
National record of private students a week: 152 (October 2002)
Gustavo gives lessons to more than 100 students a week