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Rosario Giuliani

Winner in 1996 of the prize named after Massimo Urbani and the following year of the “Europe Jazz Contest”, awarded to him in Belgium as best soloist and best group; in 2000 he won the “Top Jazz” in the new talent category and in 2010 as the best saxophonist of the year, ranking first in the annual referendum of the specialized magazine Musica Jazz. He also won the Jazz It Awards in 2010 and 2013 as the best alto saxophone.

Many and prestigious are his collaborations in the jazz field, where he had the opportunity to support musicians of absolute value such as Charlie HADEN, Gonzalo RUBALCABA, Phil WOODS, Enrico PIERANUNZI, Enrico RAVA, Paolo DAMIANI, Franco D’ANDREA, Martial SOLAL, Jeff “Tain” WATTS, Mark TURNER, Kenny WHEELER, Bob MINTZER, Joe LOCKE, Joe LA BARBERA, Joe LOCKE, John PATITUCCI, Cedar WALTON, Cameron BROWN, Biréli LAGRENE, Philip CATHERINE, Roberto GATTO, Sylvain LUC, Donald HARRISON, Marc JOHNSON, Joey BARON, Guy BARKER, Jean-Michel PILC and Richard GALLIANO, Kurt ELLING…

In September 2000 Rosario Giuliani signed an important contract with the prestigious French record company Dreyfus Jazz, with which he recorded six very successful albums: “Luggage” (April 2001), “Mr. Dodo” (October 2002), “More Than Ever “(October 2004) feat. Richard GALLIANO and Jean-Michel PILC, “Anything else” (January 2007) “Lennie’s pennies” feat. Joe LA BARBERA (March 2010), “Images” (April 2013) feat. Joe LOCKE, John PATITUCCI and Joe La BARBERA.

In March 2016 his new album “The Hidden Side” was released for the label Parco della Musica Records. In October “Cinema Italia” tribute to the music of Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota for the Jando Music label with Luciano BIONDINI, Enzo PIETROPAOLI and Michele RABBIA.

In January 2017, “Duke’s Dream” was released for the German label Intuition in the company of the pianist Enrico PIERANUNZI.

The latest album released for Jando Music in January 2020 with Joe Locke, Dario Deidda and Roberto Gatto is titled “Love n Transltion”.


In Pictures

Rosario Giuliani & Reddophins Big Band Manerbio Jazz Festival 2023

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A collection of photos from the Rosario Giuliani & Reddolphins Big Band concert at Manerbio Jazz Festival 2023 in Manerbio on November 17, 2023 featuring Rosario Giuliani and Reddophins Big Band. ...

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Anxur in Jazz: take one

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Anxur in Jazz Terracina Tempio di Giove Anxur 19-21.8.2021 Circa due anni fa ebbi la fortuna di intervistare (e conoscere) un astro assoluto del jazz internazionale come Rosario Giuliani. Da tempo desideravo incontrarlo, ma fatta eccezione per alcuni concerti e qualche fugace saluto non capitò mai la circostanza adatta per scambiare quattro chiacchiere. Tuttavia l'occasione si presentò favorevole nel momento in cui, ottenuto un incarico redazionale, decisi di raccontare e far raccontare Rosario tra le ...

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Fano Jazz By The Sea: Part 1-2

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The 2020 Fano Jazz by the Sea Festival ran from July 24 to 31. A “special edition" due to COVID-19 regulations, the festival was presented on two stages: the main stage in the beautiful Rocca Malatestiana and the young stage in the amazing Church of San Francesco. Several events were presented in the streets of Fano with Live In The City and an evening session geared for younger attendees with Cosmic Journey. This collection includes photos of Colors Jazz Orchestra, ...

Album Review

Sasha Mashin: Happy Synapse

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Whoa! Russian born drummer Sasha Mashin kicks off his high-flying second disc with the crackling, manically modal, high-powered, retro-Impulse! speed-buzz of “The Hidden Voice," written by fevered alto-saxophonist Rosario giuliani, and Happy Synapse barely lets up from there. It is a sweet sound, a really, really sweet sound. Mashin intros “The Hidden Voice" like a flash bomb. Pianist Benito Gonzalez block chords in like McCoy Tyner behind Elvin Jones and it is off to the races as Giuliani, ...

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Enrico Pieranunzi: From Always to Now

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Forty-one years after its original release on a little known but quite active independent label from the '70s, Edi Pan, Alfa Music has recently reissued From Always to Now, one the most important records by pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi. From Always to Now represents the high point in the pianist's hard-bop phase, during which Pieranunzi's impetuous style was heavily influenced by McCoy Tyner. Shortly afterwards, inspired by his collaboration with Chet Baker, Pieranunzi would embrace the more meditative and ...


Rosario Giuliani: Tradurre l'amore in musica

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A fine gennaio è uscito per l'etichetta Jando Music e Via Veneto Jazz il nuovo disco del sassofonista Rosario Giuliani dal titolo Love in Translation, registrato assieme al vibrafonista americano Joe Locke, il bassista Dario Deidda e il batterista Roberto Gatto. Un disco che fra riletture di standards e brani originali ci porta a sondare le varie declinazioni dell'amore, espresso attraverso legami umani e artistici evidenti nell'interazione tra i quattro componenti del progetto. Un altro passo avanti per ...

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Nicola Conte: Other Directions

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Since debuting with the quintessential acid-jazz suite Jet Sounds on the Milan-based label Schema in 2000, the composer, arranger, producer and guitarist Nicola Conte has released another ten exquisitely beautiful albums exploring acid jazz, spiritual jazz, soul jazz and bossa nova, often all on the same disc. Conte also produces other artists and has curated rare-groove bossa nova compilations for Far Out and modal-jazz compilations for Blue Note and MPS. Everything he does is erudite and lustrous and certain to ...

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Dreyfus Jazz (USA) Presents the European Modernists: Jean-Michel Pilc, Aldo Romano, Rosario Giuliani and Philip Catherine

Dreyfus Jazz (USA) Presents the European Modernists: Jean-Michel Pilc, Aldo Romano, Rosario Giuliani and Philip Catherine

Source: Michael Ricci

Jazz, once a singularly American invention and one of the United States' greatest exports, has become a truly international phenomenon, with important players from all over the world making valuable contributions to the music's evolution. Europe, previously home to many of the most devoted connoisseurs of the art form, is now also the producer of some of the most innovative voices in jazz. With the inauguration of its European Modernists series Dreyfus Jazz is proud to bring U.S. audiences some ...



Rosario Giuliani - Lennie's Pennies (Dreyfus)

Rosario Giuliani - Lennie's Pennies (Dreyfus)

Source: Master of a Small House

Italian altoist Rosario Giuliani isn't reticent about running down his influences. The title and lead track on his latest quartet disc sounds an appreciative salute to Lee Konitz. In the liners he checks off thanks to a handful of others including John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Joe Henderson and Sonny Rollins, though these seem influences more in spirit rather than letter. Conversely, Konitz comes across prominently in the agile glide of his phrasing and tart intonation. Pianist Pierre de Bethmann plays ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Happy Synapse

Rainy Days Records


The Hidden Side

Parco Della Musica


Four Jazz Suites

Art of Life Records



Dreyfus Records


Jazzitaliano Live 2007

Dreyfus Music




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