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Rosario Giuliani

A major altoist from Terracina, Italy, where he was born in 1967, Rosario Giuliani discovered Charlie Parker’s music when he was 12. He studied at the L. Refice Conservatory of Music in Frosinone, graduating in 1987. Inspired by Cannonball Adderley, Art Pepper and John Coltrane, Giuliani has long had his own distinctive sound and adventurous approach to postbop jazz. He has recorded regularly since 1996, leading CDs for Philogy, Schema and Dreyfus (2007’s Anything Else is his most recent), and along the way has played and held his own with the likes of Kenny Wheeler, Randy Brecker, Bob Mintzer, Cedar Walton, Cameron Brown, Bireli Lagrene, Philip Catherine, Enrico Pieranunzi, Enrico Rava, Franco D’Andrea, Joe Locke, Donald Harrison, Phil Woods, Marc Johnson, Joey Baron, Guy Barker and Richard Galliano, among many others. Giuliani was also part of the Charlie Haden-Gonzalo Rubalcaba Land of the Sun project in 2005. In addition, he has appeared on movie and television soundtracks by Ennio Morricone, Luis Bacalov, Armando Trovaioli, Manuel De Sica, Nicola Piovani and Ritz Ortolani. A major name in European jazz, Giuliani is a regular at European jazz festivals and in 2006 performed in China.