Gen Cotena has played with some of the best italian jazz players like double bassist Attilio Zanchi
recording together two albums with guest such as Tino Tracanna and Max De Aloe.
Caminante is the first work as leader, with Nazzareno Brischetto on trumpet, Marco Rottoli on doublebass
and Matteo Rebulla on Drums. The album came out 16 October 2018 for “SMV” italian label- The artistic
director is Fabrizio Fedele (guitarist and composer).
Gen starts his career in 2012, playing all round the country with a band called “Sonatin for a Jazz Funeral”
in festival like IMaggio Festival, Voci dal Sud, MEI di Faenza, Beatscape Festival Internazionale della
musica indipendente etc. With the same band he recorded an album called “SFJF” with the label Tippin’the
In 2014 he has a brief experience in Berlin, playing around the best city’s club