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Jacopo Ferrazza

Jacopo Ferrazza was born in 1989 in Frascati, a city near Rome. Jacopo is an acoustic and electric bass player and pianist as well.

He's graduated in classical bass and classical piano from the italian conservatory of Frosinone "Licinio Refice”. He also studied bass with John Patitucci, Ares Tavolazzi, Marco Panascia, Aldo Perris, Luca Cola and with his father Angelo. In the meantime he studied also classical piano with Annalaura Cavuoto, Pablo Tellez and Carlo Negroni.

Jacopo started to play jazz in Rome in 2003 and during these years he has performed as sideman with some of most acclaimed musicians such as: David Liebman, George Garzone, Nicola Piovani, Maurizio Giammarco, Fabrizio Bosso, Enrico Rava, Enrico Pieranunzi, Greg Hutchinson, Paolo Fresu, Logan Richardson, Roberto Gatto, Antonello Salis, Ada Montellanico, Paolo Silvestri, Rosario Giuliani, Camille Bertault, Maria Pia de Vito, Lorenzo Tucci, Flavio Boltro, Jorge Vistel, Amana Melomè, Fabio Zeppetella, Roberta Gambarini, Salvatore Bonafede, Adam Pieronczyk Marcello Rosa, Andrea Pozza, Pino e Pietro Iodice, Max Ionata, Barbara Casini, Harold Bradley, Claudio e Mario Corvini, Massimo Nunzi and many others.

He also played with pop musicians such as Karima, Erminio Sinni, Simona Bencini, Mario Rosini, Vittorio Nocenzi, Eric Daniel, Giuseppe Cionfoli and with actors such as Sergio Rubini, Nino Castelnuovo, Leo Gullotta, Licia Maglietta, Riccardo Rossi.

Jacopo has performed in some of most important italian festival and in clubs and festival of New York, Germany, Washington, North Carolina, Illinois, China, Finland, Marocco, South Corea, Turkey, Japan, Czech republic, Poland, Belarus, Switzerland, Spain, Zambia, Zimbabwe…

Jacopo has recorded about 30 album as a sideman, two album as a leader for CAM jazz label and he has recorded a double bass solo album called “Wood Tales”

Jacopo is a jazz double bass teacher at italian conservatory “Braga” in Teramo. He has also collected various experiences as composer and arranger.

Awards

In 2006 he was selected as one of the best young musician in Lazio and he won a scholarship for the project called "Musicorienta". In 2007 he was selected as one of the best european young bass player during the "Eurobassday contest". In 2011 he won the Jimmy Woode Award as the best bass player of Tuscia in Jazz festival. In 2017 and in 2019 he was selected as one of the 3 best italian talent by Musica Jazz "Top Jazz in 2018 he won the SIAE prize as one of the best italian jazz talent.


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"One of the most exciting young bassist/composers on the European scene" Brian Morton, The Penguin
Primary Instrument

Bass, acoustic

Location

Rome

Willing to teach

Advanced only

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bass, electric
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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Fantásia

Teal Dreamers Factory Records
2022

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Departures

Filibusta Records
2020

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Theater

CAM Jazz
2019

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L'albero delle fate

Edizioni Parco Della Musica
2019

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Rebirth

CAM Jazz
2017

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