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Gabriel Rosati

Italian-Brazilian brass player, composer, singer and books author

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Just released his own latest Songboo (of 100 original tunes) by Valea Verde Editura (Romania).

For three months in tour around Brazil with: Manoel Cruz Trio, Boca Nervosa Samba-Rick group and with Samba do Pagode group SAMBAJAH.

2012: in a European tour with his own BRAZILATAFRO PROJECT (Italy, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Germany, Austria and Slovenia) 2011: in a South American tour as lead trumpet for the Crystal Symphony Broadway show band.

Professor of composition & percussions in Latin American, African & Asian musics at the Italian National Conservatory of Music in Pescara (2010) Nominated as BEST JAZZ at the Orange County Music Awards 2008 On the cover of American magazine “Jazz Player” with his own cd play- along (1999)

Italian-Brazilian trumpeter, trombone player, singer, composer and arranger of Afro-Cuban-Brazilian rhythms, R&B, Pop, Jazz, movie soundtracks, jingles, industrial shows and certified teacher. Based in Los Angeles he has been trumpeter for Orquesta Guayao, Angel Lebron Y su Orchestra. Tito Puente Jr. Orchestra, Francisco Aguabella, Colombian group: “La Sonora Dinamita” and famous Mexican Sonora Santanera, Mariachi Universal and Mariachi America Internacional.

Author of 14 instructional books: for Mel Bay Publications: “ Latin American Trumpet Music” and “The Salsa Trumpet”, “Trumpet & Organ Classics” his own method for trumpet: “Il Trombettista Autodidatta” (by Carisch ed.), two for Curci Ed: “Milva sings Piazzolla” & “Per chi suona la Tromba”. Also by ADG Productions: “Latin Brass Soloist”, “100 Ultimate Blues Riffs” and “The Latin Sax Soloist”. A “Claudio Roditi note by note solos transcriptions” volume by Colin Publ. (New York). And one of Gabriel’s albums (“Brazilatafro Project” vol.2) with cover story, was released as Play-Along by Dorn Publications with the June/July ’99 issue of “Jazz Player” magazine.

Mr. Rosati has been released by several independent labels in Europe and the US for a total of 15 cds (from Smooth jazz, afro-cuban, brazilian, big band and classical projects)

From 1990 to 1997, in the United States, as free-lancer, Rosati played with greats as: Santana, Malo, Oreste Vilatos, John Handy, Deacon Jones & John Lee Hooker, Perez Prado All Star, The Checkmates, Os Originais do Samba, San Francisco All Star Big Band, also with the “Brazil World Tour” in Japan, Bob Mintzer, Billy Preston and bluesman Willy King.

Gabriel performed for three years at the major Las Vegas Spotlights: Caesar Palace, Bally’s, New York New York, Flamingo Hilton, Stardust, Luxor, Four Queens. During the past 20 years he toured Central America, North of Europe and twice Japan (opening act for three months at The Osaka Ritz Carlton Hotel with his own formation).

Also, he appears on a Video with singer Gerardo titled “Darroumba” for Capitol Records, on Video Music Network, together with singer Vinicio Capossela and other several tv live shows. During his early years he was trumpeter with the Pescara Academy, Swiss Youth Orch., Carabinieri Army Band and substituted for the European Strasbourg Symphony.

Workshops teacher of Jazz, Brass techniques and Afro-Cuban-Brazilian music programs in Denmark, Las Vegas Performing Arts Center, Tokyo Yamaha Jazz School, Fullerton College, Long Beach Polytechnic, Calstate University of Los Angeles, Romanian Conservatories and many others.. He studied Arrangement, Combo and lead trumpet at the Dick Groove University of Los Angeles (1990). Eclectic writer, he has composed the soundtracks for the French Movie “The Room of the Words” by Martìn Brochàrd plus background music, industrial shows and cartoon's scores.

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My Jazz Story

I started playing my horn at 8 years old and never stopped!!! From Classical to Jazz, later Afro to commercial but the main interest has always been Latin American music. Deep reasercher, writer and composer always focused on original music, far from the easy tastes. Love arranging, conducting and organizing workshops, instructional masterclasses and all about music camps.

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