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Claudio Roditi

This Brazilian composer/arranger and trumpet artist has fourteen critically acclaimed albums, a Grammy nomination, and a busy international touring schedule that includes the most prestigious jazz festivals in the world. Claudio Roditi was born May 28th, 1946 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He began his musical studies when he was just five years old. His native Brazilian music upbringing almost took a back seat as he became enamoured with jazz and heard recordings of {{Louis Armstrong = 3483}}, {{Harry James = 7966}} and other American trumpeters. By the time he was 13, thanks to an American uncle's record collection; he became familiar with {{Charlie Parker = 10115}}, {{Dizzy Gillespie = 7040}} and {{Miles Davis = 6144}}

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The DIVA Jazz Orchestra: DIVA+The Boys

Read "DIVA+The Boys" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The all-female DIVA Jazz Orchesta has a boy-meets-girls story threaded into its origin, as drummer Stanley Kay served as the impetus behind the group's formation. Therefore, it's only fitting that the ladies have a few gentleman over to join them for some high times in the music every now and then. This eight-song set, ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Remembering Claudio Roditi

Read "Remembering Claudio Roditi" reviewed by Steve Provizer

I knew trumpet player Claudio Roditi for many years and although years would pass between encounters, he made a deep impression. I was very moved by his recent death, as were so many in the jazz community. Claudio was Brazilian and a well-known musician in his country, but like a lot of jazz musicians ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The DIVA Jazz Orchestra: DIVA + the Boys

Read "DIVA + the Boys" reviewed by Jack Bowers

After more than twenty-five years as one of the world's most renowned big bands, drummer Sherrie Maricle's superlative all-female DIVA Jazz Orchestra invited a quartet of “the boys" onboard to help ensure the ensemble's twelfth album's success. Even though DIVA needs no consorts to affirm its unremitting mastery, it is nonetheless pleasurable to witness these talented ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Jimmy Heath And Claudio Roditi Are Gone

Jimmy Heath And Claudio Roditi Are Gone

The last thing any of us at Rifftides wants is for our endeavor to become an obituary service. Life goes on, however, as does its opposite. So we continue to note the passing of musicians who have enriched listeners around the world. Recently, we lost American saxophonist, bandleader and composer Jimmy Heath and Brazil’s Claudio Roditi, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Duduka Da Fonseca & Helio Alves featuring Maucha Adnet: Samba Jazz & Tom Jobim

Read "Samba Jazz & Tom Jobim" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Since 2007, drummer Duduka Da Fonseca, pianist Helio Alves and vocalist Maucha Adnet have been presenting the titular program at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center, and at other venues throughout the world. A concept set steeped in personalized history of varied sorts--Da Fonseca's, absorbing this hybridized style at the foot ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Claudio Roditi

Jazz Musician of the Day: Claudio Roditi

All About Jazz is celebrating Claudio Roditi's birthday today! This Brazilian composer/arranger and trumpet artist has fourteen critically acclaimed albums, a Grammy nomination, and a busy international touring schedule that includes the most prestigious jazz festivals in the world. Claudio Roditi was born May 28th, 1946 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He began his musical studies ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Il debutto di Abelita Mateus: Vivenda - Mixed Feelings

Read "Il debutto di Abelita Mateus: Vivenda - Mixed Feelings" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

È un debutto significativo questo di Abelita Mateus, giovane pianista e cantante brasiliana residente a New York dal 2012, che arricchisce la fervida tradizione di musicisti carioca attivi negli Stati Uniti. Il suo recente album Mixed Feelings e il precedente Vivenda offrono piena misura delle sue doti vocali e strumentali. Accompagnata da musicisti di ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Samuel Martinelli: Crossing Paths

Read "Crossing Paths" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Crossing Paths, the debut from New York-based Brazilian drummer Samuel Martinelli, is a quartet date rich in rhythmic verve. Martinelli provides strong originals, puts his own stamp on a classic or two, adds hearty support, and delivers with grace while his seasoned colleagues--trumpeter Claudio Roditi, bassist Marcus McLaurine, and pianist Tomoko Ohno--magnify his intentions and find ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Claudio Roditi

Jazz Musician of the Day: Claudio Roditi

All About Jazz is celebrating Claudio Roditi's birthday today! This Brazilian composer/arranger and trumpet artist has fourteen critically acclaimed albums, a Grammy nomination, and a busy international touring schedule that includes the most prestigious jazz festivals in the world. Claudio Roditi was born May 28th, 1946 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He began his musical studies ...


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