Fabrizio Bosso

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Gifted with an impeccable instrumental technique and a lyricism capable of transporting and moving any listener’s soul,  Bosso has developed his artistic growth and career by tackling every type of musical genre whilst always remaining true to his jazz roots. A rigorous and indefatigable musician, he performs worldwide, showcasing on stage his prodigious melodic richness and Italian musicality, which, combined with his intimate knowledge of the Afro-American tradition and his constant attention to all that is new on the international music scene, make his trumpet-playing unique and instantly recognizable.

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Live bands

Fabrizio Bosso Quartet

WE4

Fabrizio Bosso, trumpet

Julian Oliver Mazzariello, piano

Jacopo Ferrazza, double bass

Nicola Angelucci, drums

Set up immediately after the COVID-19 lockdown, WE4 evidences the importance of making music together and sharing it beyond the stage. With “State of the Art”, his live double album released in 2017, Bosso disclosed the state of his art, marking a new beginning in his artistic journey with three extraordinary travel companions, Julian Oliver Mazzariello, Jacopo Ferrazza, Nicola Angelucci. After countless concerts worldwide and years of music-making together, WE4 achieves absolute reciprocity in terms of sound, interplay and compositions. Their new repertoire features original pieces composed by each member of the quartet, as well as one piece composed by Bosso and Mazzariello in tandem and two pieces composed by all four musicians. 

Fabrizio Bosso

Spiritual trio

SOMEDAY

Fabrizio Bosso, trumpet

Alberto Marsico, Hammond organ

Alessandro Minetto, drums

“Spiritual Trio” is one of Fabrizio Bosso’s most fascinating projects, in which the trumpeter, along with organist Alberto Marsico and drummer Alessandro Minetto pays a tribute to black music and more specifically to black gospel and negro spirituals. In “Spiritual” (2011), its debut album, the trio tackled a repertoire rooted in the tradition of African-American folk music (“Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen”, “Down by the Riverside”, “When the Saints Go Marching In”). For its second album, “Purple” (2013), the combo decided to delve even more into the world of black gospel and negro spirituals so as to build a repertoire – both traditional and modern – in which it could express itself at its best (“A Change is Gonna Come”, “Wade in the Water”, “Go Down Moses”).

Fabrizio Bosso & Luciano Biondini

FACE TO FACE

Fabrizio Bosso, trumpet

Luciano Biondini, accordion

In their “Face to Face” jazz duo Fabrizio Bosso and Luciano Biondini fuse and intermingle jazz aesthetics, free improvisation and Mediterranean influences. The eclectic trumpeter from Piedmont and the sagacious accordionist from Spoleto engage in an empathic and profound musical dialogue. The energy and pathos that characterize their musical temperaments permeate from start to finish a project of superb artistry. A dialogue between peers, with no leadership, where interplay is the means of achieving an intense and profound musical discourse.

Fabrizio Bosso Quartet

Special guest Nico Gori

WE WONDER

Fabrizio Bosso, tromba

Javier Girotto, soprano & baritone saxophone

Natalio Mangalavite, piano, vocals

Luca Bulgarelli, electric bass

Lorenzo Tucci, drums

Bruno Marcozzi, percussions

In their new album “We Wonder”, Italian trumpeter Fabrizio Bosso and his quartet pay tribute to Stevie Wonder’s musical genius.

The energy and vitality that characterize Stevie Wonder's unique style, the expressive power of his most famous ballads, combined with Fabrizio Bosso's technique and lyricism, the carefully designed arrangements and each of the artists’ musical personalities, all make for a unique and incomparable album. The album’s tracklisting brings together nine of Stevie Wonder's most significant songs, selected from his extensive repertoire that spans a period ranging from the late 1960s to his last release in 2004: “Another Star”, “Isn't She Lovely”, “My Cherie Amour”, but also “Sir Duke” and “Moon Blue” are just some of the songs featured in the album’s tracklisting.

The album also features “Overjoyed”, already pre-released as a single on all digital platforms in May. The choice was not random, as the song is also about dreams coming true. It is, in fact, performed by an “overjoyed” Fabrizio Bosso, not only because he interprets one of Wonder’s most famous hits (the American musician has been Bosso’s idol ever since he started playing the trumpet), but also because, with this new project, Bosso reasserts the choice he made when he was little more than a teenager: to become a musician. Fabrizio Bosso's trumpet, Julian Oliver Mazzariello’s keyboards, Jacopo Ferrazza's bass and double bass, Nicola Angelucci's drums, together with special guest Nico Gori's clarinet and tenor sax, are the ultimate protagonists of this tribute to one of the most iconic American musicians.

Fabrizio Bosso

& Rosario Giuliani

CONNECTION

(in collaboration with Saint Louis Management)

 

Fabrizio Bosso, trumpet

Rosario Giuliani, saxophones

Alberto Gurrisi, Hammond organ

Marco Valeri, drums

Two outstanding Italian musicians, trumpeter Fabrizio Bosso and saxophonist Rosario Giuliani, lead the quartet’s bandmates Alberto Gurrisi (organ) and Marco Valeri (drums) in an enthralling repertoire which brings together jazz standards with original compositions, enhanced by strong rhythmic features.

Fabrizio Bosso is not only internationally renowned for his superfine technique but also for the intense emotion and feeling that pervade his solos, sometimes virtuosic, at others lyrical and poignant, but always precise and inspired. From his busy and varied concert schedule with numerous bands he draws new ideas and sounds for his exquisite and intense improvisations.

Rosario Giuliani immediately impresses his audience with the fluid yet dynamic phrasing he effortlessly draws from his saxophones, affiliating him quite naturally to the likes of great saxophonists such as Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, Art Pepper, John Coltrane.

Fabrizio Bosso

& Julian Oliver Mazzariello

TANDEM

Fabrizio Bosso, trumpet

Julian Oliver Mazzariello, piano

There are two ways of joining forces: either you follow two parallel routes that lead to the same goal, or you pedal in unison. Bosso and Mazzariello have chosen the latter option and “Tandem”, their first duet album released on Verve/Universal in 2014, evidenced on disc the partnership the musicians initiated on stage and that transcend the traditional rules and forms of musical collaboration.

Over the last twenty years their brotherly bond and non-conformist approach to music have intensified their rapport, their two voices gradually merging into one. The duo concentrates either musicians’ intimate artistic essence: its tangibility and immediacy reflect the fact that when their instruments interlace, so do their souls. What clearly emerges from their playing is not only the duo’s deep musical understanding, but also its flawless interplay, capable of tackling different styles with the same intensity, be it in fast-paced, groovy pieces or in sentimental ballads. The duo’s mesmerizing playing and sound will take the audience on a magical voyage, with an interplay of tensions and distentions, magnificent improvisations, sheer lyricism and pure energy.

Fabrizio Bosso

& Javier Girotto

LATIN MOOD

Fabrizio Bosso, tromba

Javier Girotto, soprano & baritone saxophone

Natalio Mangalavite, piano, vocals

Luca Bulgarelli, electric bass

Lorenzo Tucci, drums

Bruno Marcozzi, percussions

The Latin Mood combo is back after a break of several years with a renewed energy and a new highly creative repertoire thanks to the compositions and improvisations of the each member of the group, confirming once again the combo’s exceptionality. A new opportunity to produce new music in the infinitely varied language that characterizes Latin Jazz.

The concert also features the group’s hits from their albums “Sol” and “Vamos”.

Mauro Ottolini & Fabrizio Bosso

STORYVILLE STORY

Mauro Ottolini, trombone

Fabrizio Bosso, trumpet

Vanessa Tagliabue Yorke, vocals

Glauco Benedetti, sousaphone

Paolo Birro, pian

Paolo Mappa, drums

For many years, Mauro Ottolini and Fabrizio Bosso had been nurturing hopes of creating a project together, and when Mauro Ottolini came up with the idea of exploring New Orleans through its music and the musicians who have shaped its history, Bosso felt they were on the right tracks.

The project’s focus is on primordial Jazz, on the vocal and choral roots of New Orleans’ jazz, the primeval intensity expressed in songs that tell stories about men and women, love, music, dire straits, gambling: a repertoire that gives a meticulous portrayal of the city in the early 20th century. The majority of these primal masterpieces have alas been forgotten, even though some are still topical and rich with contemporary musical ideas. Musicians of great caliber stand out in this selection, namely William Christopher Handy, known as the “Father of the Blues”, who collected and composed blues tunes in the early 1900s: he greatly contributed to popularizing the blues music that in his day became the repertoire for great voices and fundamental jazz personalities, such as Louis Armstrong, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, King Oliver, Fats Waller, Sweet Emma Barret, Lil' Hardin.

Ottolini has transcribed and arranged some of the genre’s most beguiling tunes, revisiting the world of New Orleans music in a personal and creative key, supported by an excellent ensemble: for the rhythm section, Paolo Birro on the piano, Glauco Benedetti on the sousaphone and Paolo Mappa on the drum; the singer, Vanessa Tagliabue Yorke, is one of today’s major experts in the genre, and her vocal intensity perfectly merges with the lyrical pureness of Ottolini’s trombone and with Bosso’s vibrant and charismatic trumpet playing.