Rosario Giuliani

The enthusiastic and triumphal tones used by the press to describe Rosario Giuliani's playing characteristics derive directly from the special sound he creates. With nonchalance he draws from his instruments a fluid phrasing style, at times dazzling, which naturally links him to great saxophonists such as Julian Cannonball Adderley, Art Pepper, and John Coltrane. Frequent comparisons are made spontaneously by his listeners. In 1996 he won the Massimo Urbani prize, and one year later he was named "Best Soloist" in addition to his own quartet which won the Best Group award at the European Jazz Contest in Belgium. In the year 2000 he took first place honours, by popular vote, in the Top Jazz contest in the New Talent category. The contest is held as an annual referendum by Musica Jazz magazine. His collaborations in the jazz field have been frequent and prestigious, having played together with the likes of Charlie Haden, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Phil Woods, Enrico Rava, Franco D'Andrea, Donald Harrison, Marc Johnson, Joey BARON and Richard Galliano. After having made many recordings with various Italian and foreign record labels, in September of 2000 Rosario Giuliani signed an important contract with the prestigious French recording company, Dreyfus Jazz, with whom he has already recorded five very successful albums: Luggage, Mr. Dodo, More Than Ever, Anything else and Lennie's pennies. Giuliani divides his time between his Italian, European, and overseas commitments, performing regularly in the following festivals: Jazz a Liegi (Belgium), Gexto Jazz Festival (Spain), Blue Note Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center (New York), Umbria Jazz (Italy), Jazz a Vienne (France), Jazz Baltica (Germany), etc. and in other jazz events that take place around the world. In the spring of 2006 he participated in a highly successful tour that took him to the principal cities of China.

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