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Javier Girotto

Javier Edgardo Girotto plays soprano, baritone saxophone, flute, bass clarinet, quenas, sicus. He was born in Cordoba, Argentina and took an interest in music thanks to his grandfather A.L.Caroli, band director, first playing snare drum, then clarinet in E flat in the Infanto Juvenil de Cordoba and in the band of Villa del Rosario, then he changed to clarinet in B flat. For a musician to change from clarinet to saxophone is quite natural. Having chosen sax alto, in Buenos Aires, he looked for someone who could introduce him to jazz, but had no luck. Once again in Cordoba he created his first jazz- inspired groups, and dedicated himself also to commercial music known as “Quartetos”. At sixteen he studied the classics, enrolled in the Provincial De Cordoba Conservatory and as a saxophone class did not exist, he attended a clarinet and flute class obtaining an average level in both instruments.. Together with his studies at the conservatory he collaborated with various groups, among which the Vertiente, a mixture of fusion and argentinian folklore, the Jazz 440, “Jam”, Enzo Piccioni Quartet and the Juan Ciallella Quartet. At age 19 he won a scholarship at the Berklee College of Music and at last all the jazz doors opened

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Javier Girotto: Armonia a tempo di Tango

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Javier Girotto rappresenta il prototipo di artista nomade, portavoce di un messaggio artistico personale ma, allo stesso tempo, universale. Dopo le prime esperienze musicali a Cordoba, sua città natale, e poi nelle strade di Buenos Aires, il sassofonista argentino si trasferisce prima negli Stati Uniti, per studiare al Berklee College of Music, e poi in Italia, ...

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Fabrizio Bosso Spiritual Trio: Un Lungo Viaggio nella Musica Nera.

Read "Fabrizio Bosso Spiritual Trio: Un Lungo Viaggio nella Musica Nera." reviewed by Paolo Marra

Lo Spiritual Trio di Fabrizio Bosso è tra i progetti più interessanti del panorama jazz italiano degli ultimi dieci anni. Con estro e originalità, Bosso l'organista Alberto Marsico e il batterista Alessandro Minetto, continuano la loro personale esplorazione di brani del repertorio della musica nera tra gospel, blues e soul. Il risultato è convicente ...

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Enrico Rava: Around the Jazz World in 80 Years - The Leader Part - 2

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Second part of the Enrico Rava special focusing on his projects as leader (click here to access the first part) showcasing his range of interests from the tradition of the American Songbook, to Bitches Brew like soundscapes and Opera. This playlist features his work with the likes of Roswell Rudd, Franco D'Andrea, John ...

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Servillo, Mangalavite, Girotto all’Ah-Um Milano Jazz Festival

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Peppe Servillo-Natalio Mangalavite-Javier Girotto Ah-Um Milano Jazz Festival-XVII Edizione Teatro Fontana Milano 16.5.2019 Correva l'anno 2000 quando l'Ah-Um Milano Jazz Festival muoveva i suoi primi passi come vetrina della scena jazzistica avant in un teatro di periferia. Bei tempi! Ma allora il pubblico milanese era più aperto a certe ...

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Jazz&Wine of Peace Festival 2018

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Jazz&Wine of Peace Festival Cormons, Collio friulano e Brda slovena Teatro Comunale, varie sedi in cantine e sale 24-28.10.2018 Superato lo scorso anno il traguardo delle venti edizioni, il Jazz&Wine of Peace 2018 non ha abbassato l'asticella, proseguendo nel suo progetto che coniuga altissimo livello dei concerti, varietà stilistica ...

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Dolomiti Ski Jazz - XXI Edizione

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Dolomiti Ski Jazz 10-17.03.2018 Val di Fiemme Musiche che hanno coperto un'ampia gamma di linguaggi ed orizzonti espressivi, pubblico numeroso e plaudente ... Il bilancio musicale di questa XXI Edizione del Dolomiti Ski Jazz non può che essere molto positivo. Meno felice il bilancio meteorologico. Il maltempo ha infatti cercato di ...

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The Gift of Music (Part 2)

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The holiday season continues and so does the gift-giving. Here's the second of a two part series featuring some of my favorite tunes as my holiday gift to end the year on a positive note. Happy Listening! Playlist Alicia Hall Moran “Two Wings" from Here Today (Yes Records) ...

Unshot Movies

Label: CAM Jazz
Released: 2017
Track listing: Mam’Boo; Ghazal; Javajazz; The Dressmaker; Things We’ve Lost; Preludio; C’est Dengue!!; Intermezzo; Inmigraciòn; Horizontal Song; Historia De Markarì; Thriving on a Reef.

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Javier Girotto, Jon Balke, Furio Di Castri, Patrice Héral: Unshot Movies

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Unshot Movies è opera di un quartetto multinazionale di grandi individualità che, oltre agli spazi strumentali, si dividono equamente oneri e onori compositivi (tre brani firmati a testa) e che, mettendo a frutto le loro diversità, realizzano un lavoro sorprendente a dispetto del suo impianto piuttosto tradizionale. Il disco, come si intuisce dal titolo, ...


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