Franco Ambrosetti (player and composer), son of Flavio Ambrosetti, is born december 10, 1941 in Lugano (Switzerland). He studied piano from 1952 until 1959, then he taught himself the trumpet from 1959. In recent years he also plays fluegelhorn.
He made his professional debut in 1961, when at the age of 20 he made his first public appearance. In the early mid '60s he led a group in Zürich. In 1968 earned a master's degree in economics from the University of Basel. He recorded with George Gruntz in '64 and also with Gato Barbieri under leadership of the bass player Giorgio Azzolini. In 1966 he won the first prize for trumpet at Vienna International Jazz Competition under the direction of Mr