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     NEW ALBUM

Fabrizio Bosso, trumpet

Julian Oliver Mazzariello, piano

Jacopo Ferrazza, double bass

Nicola Angelucci, drums

WE4 is Bosso’s exciting new project with his quartet. 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

& Julian Oliver Mazzariello

TANDEM

Fabrizio Bosso, trumpet

Julian Oliver Mazzariello, piano

There are two ways of doing things together: pursuing two parallel paths that lead to the same goal, or pedaling in unison. The latter is the choice made by Fabrizio Bosso and Julian Oliver Mazzariello, and the first album entitled Tandem, released in 2014, testified to this union, which began on stage but which transcends the rules of classic collaborations. In 17 years, their relationship of fraternal friendship and their totally free approach to music increase their partnership, until they become one voice. There is all their intimate artistic essence in this duo, a tangible and immediate essence, testifying to the fact that  when their instruments converge, so do their souls.

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, which the trumpeter embarked upon ten years ago with organist Alberto Marsico and drummer Alessandro Minetto. With now three albums to date, the matrix of this project is 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”).

For its third album, Someday, released in December 2019, the trio took yet another step further, expanding its repertoire with songs that, although unrelated to the tradition of negro spirituals, can be revisited in that key, and above all appreciated through what has become the trio’s unique and distinctive sound (“Bridge Over Troubled Water”, “Lawns”, “I Wish”).

In each of its concerts the trio retraces the repertoire it has built over the years, maintaining the most significant songs from its discographic works in a sagacious balance between tradition and innovation, thus guiding its audience along a voyage of discovery and emotion.

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 & 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 four-year break. The sextet formed by Fabrizio Bosso and Javier Girotto, with Natalio Mangalavite on the piano, Luca Bulgarelli on the bass, Lorenzo Tucci on the drums and Bruno Marcozzi on percussion, revisits the repertoire of their two previous recordings Sol! (2008) and Vamos (2012), enriching it with new ideas and compositions. Excellent combo, first-class soloists. Bosso and Girotto’s solos are overwhelming, and the energy and jubilation that permeate Latin Mood’s concerts are incredible. In their playing, no gratuitous exoticism: the rhythmic patterns work splendidly in jazz mode, inspirited by each band member’s love and curiosity for the Latin jazz idiom.

Fabrizio Bosso & Rosario Giuliani

CONNECTIONS

(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.

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 some time Mauro Ottolini and Fabrizio Bosso had been nurturing hopes of working on a project together, and when Mauro Ottolini came up with the idea of exploring New Orleans through its music and the musicians who shaped its history, Bosso was all for it.

In “Storyville Story” Ottolini and Bosso explore the vocal and choral roots of New Orleans’ jazz, the primordial 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 primeval 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.

For the project Ottolino 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.