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Ada Rovatti

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Italian native Ada Rovatti started playing saxophone in high school after years of classical piano training.

After winning a scholarship from Berklee College of Music in Italy she divided herself between Boston where she studied with Joe Viola, George Garzone and Fred Lipsius and Italy where she was regular working in Big Band with guest artists such as:  Phil Woods, Lee Konitz and many more.

 After spending one year in Paris touring Europe and Africa she moved in New York City. She has performed in important festivals  such as JVC in NYC Rochester Jazz Festival, IAJE, Detroit Jazz Fest, Montreal Jazz Fest, San Francisco Jazz Fest, NorthSea Jazz Fest and a regular on the JazzCruise, appearing  and performing with an impressive and diverse list of artists and bands such as: Mike Stern, John McLaughlin,  Anne Ducros, Bob Mintzer, Victor Bailey, Joanne Brackeen, Tony Levin, John McLaughlin , James Moody, Aretha Franklin, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Heath, Patti Austin, Joe Bonamassa and many others.

Album

Gin

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2024
Track listing: The Jody Grind; Monaco; Blue Bells; Yesterdays; My Shining Hour; Waltz for Debby; The Gin Suite (Gin/Bitters/Luck of the Draw); Jubilation; Geneva; The Whisperer; Quiet Now.

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Article: Album Review

Jill McCarron Trio: Gin

Read "Gin" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Gin, pianist Jill McCarron says of the title of her second recording as leader of the Jill McCarron Trio, refers to the card game of that name, and not to the alcoholic beverage. She balances the joy of winning with the luck of the draw in her entrancing three-part suite. While McCarron leads an admirable threesome ...

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Sarah Vaughan Centennial, New Releases By Monty Alexander, Martin Budde, Danae Olano, Kelly Green & More

Read "Sarah Vaughan Centennial, New Releases By Monty Alexander, Martin Budde, Danae Olano, Kelly Green & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Women's History Month continues with new releases from Monty Alexander, Martin Budde, Danae Olano, Allison Adams Tucker and Kelly Green, with birthday shoutouts to Deanna Witkowski, Eliane Elias, Marian McPartland, Sarah Vaughan (100!), Meredith d'Ambrosio, Miki Yamanaka, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Virginia Schenck, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by ...

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New Releases From Lois Deloatch, Randy Napoleon, Kersten Stevens, Mike LeDonne, Hilary Gardner, Womens History Month & More

Read "New Releases From Lois Deloatch, Randy Napoleon, Kersten Stevens, Mike LeDonne, Hilary Gardner, Womens History Month & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Happy Womens History Month! This broadcast includes new releases from Lois Deloatch, Randy Napoleon, Kersten Stevens, Mike LeDonne and Hilary Gardner plus birthday shoutouts to Sara Caswell, Claire Daly, Dexter Gordon, Roseanna Vitro and Sara Gazarek, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by seeing them live and online. Purchase their ...

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New Releases And Birthday Shoutouts To Nina Simone, Ida Cox, Nancy Wilson & More

Read "New Releases And Birthday Shoutouts To Nina Simone, Ida Cox, Nancy Wilson & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from Jill McCarron, Lynne Arriale, Mamiko Watanabe, Debby Wang, Sara Michaels, Natalie Douglas, a digital release for Nina Simone's Back and a second single from Rachel Z plus birthday shoutouts to Nina Simone, Patti Wicks, Ida Cox, and Nancy Wilson, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you ...

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New Releases From Gordon Grdina, John Surman, Moppa Elliott , And More

Read "New Releases From Gordon Grdina, John Surman, Moppa Elliott , And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On the show we feature two tracks from the new album from John Surman . There are also dual releases from Moppa Elliott and Gordon Grdina. Other featured albums are from Diego Rivera, Albert Vila, Tim Berne's Sunny Five, Ada Rovatti, Cliff Korman, Guillaume Gargaud and Eero Savela, Mary Halvorson, and Brian Dickinson.Playlist Show ...

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News: Interview

Interview: Ada Rovatti

Interview: Ada Rovatti

Saxophonist Ada Rovatti and trumpeter Randy Brecker have been wife and husband since 2001. The pair met in 1996 when Randy traveled to Italy to perform with a local jazz band there. Ada was responsible for bringing him the music and talking him through how the concert would roll. As she told me below, it was ...

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New Releases By Ada Rovatti, Christie Dashiell, Birthday Shoutouts To Etta James, Barbara Carroll & More

Read "New Releases By Ada Rovatti, Christie Dashiell, Birthday Shoutouts To Etta James, Barbara Carroll & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from Allison Adams Tucker, Ada Rovatti, Christie Dashiell, Danette McMahon and Joel Tucker Commodore Trio plus preview singles from Norah Jones and Lizz Wright, with birthday shoutouts to Etta James, Pureum Jin, Barbara Carroll, Alexis Cole, George Evans and Kaisa Maensivu, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists ...

Album

Brazilian Match

Label: Jazz Station Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Pacuíba; Full Moon; Andar Descalço; In the Grove of the Jacarandas; Madrugada; Morungaba; Quem Sabe; Still Looking at the Moon; Sopro de Esperança; Montparnasse; Que os Ventos Limpem os Tempos; Ecos da Juventude; Morungaba; Farrapos de Lua; Lua Cheia; Século XXI.


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