Ada Rovatti

Ada Rovatti
Randy Brecker, Ada Rovatti, & Anat Cohen on The Jazz Cruise 2011
By Fran Kaufman
Ada Rovatti and Russ Davis
Ada Rovatti during interview on the Jazz Cruise 2012
By Lee Mergner

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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 Italy where she was working in Big Bands with guest artists such as: Phil Woods, Lee Konitz, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker.

After spending one year in Paris touring Europe and Africa she moved to New York City. She has performed in important festivals such as the JVC in NYC Rochester Jazz Festival, IAJE, Detroit Jazz Fest, Montreal Jazz Fest appearing and performing with an impressive and diverse list of artists and bands such as: Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Miroslav Vitous, John McLaughlin, Anne Ducros, Bob Mintzer, Victor Bailey, Rodney Holmes, Joanne Brackeen, Tony Levin and many others.

In addition to her musical expertise, Ada appeared in the movie Mona Lisa Smile featuring Julia Roberts. In 2003 she released her first 2 CDs as a bandleader with the Elephunk Band and with her quartet with guests: Randy Brecker, Mike Stern and Don Alias.

She also appears on the Grammy CD by Randy Brecker, 34 th N Lex. Records (best contemporary jazz Album of 2003) and on the acclaimed CD of John McLaughlin, Industrial Zen.(2006)

Critics voted Under the Hat as number one in the Revelation category of the 2003 in the Brazilian newspaper Tribuna De Imprensa

Her 2005 release, Airbop, featured guest artists Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker, Don Alias in 2006 was nominated by one of the critic of All About Jazz as one of the top Ten CDs of the year.

She just released her new album, Green Factor, a unique recording with a melting pot of irish/celtic/jazz/fusion influences with strong harmonies and sophisticated arrangements with guest artists Adam Rogers, Randy Brecker and Ivan Goff.


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