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Claudio Jr. De Rosa Resident Artist at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Toronto



 Claudio Jr. De Rosa Resident Artist at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Toronto

Claudio Jr De Rosa, resident artist at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, is a saxophonist, bass clarinetist, arranger and composer and a rising musician in the European Jazz Scene. Graduated cum Laude with a Master Degree in Classical and Contemporary Saxophone at the Salerno and Rome Conservatories at age 21 (discussing a thesis regarding the Neurological implications During Improvisation), he eventually completed the Master in Jazz Saxophone at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag. Since 2007, he performed in many important international venues in Italy, France, England, Belgium, the Netherlands, Taiwan, Spain, and Poland.

As an arranger, he wrote music for the NJSO, the New Talents Jazz Orchestra, the KonCon Big Band, the CvA Big Band, Call It Sextet, the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, CJDR Jazz Ensemble. In December 2015 the Dutch Ministry of Finance commissioned him “The Business Suite” for small Big Band. In March 2016 he won the prestigious “Louis van Dijck Jazz Award 2016” for arrangers.

In November 2015 he recorded his first album with Zadeno Trio, “Holes in the Ground” with “Emme Record Label, released in February 2016, followed by “The Step Forward” in May 2018.

In May 2017 his CD “Groovin’ Up!” is released and distributed by the Italian label Incipit and Egea Music, receiving great feedbacks from press and critique. Since 2017 the CJDR Jazz 4et performed in Festivals and venues like North Sea Jazz Festival, Lantaren Venster, Umbria Jazz (Artist Residence), Veneto Jazz, Getxo International Jazz and many others.

In November 2017 he was among the winners of the AIR project. Finally, in January 2018, his name is included in the list of the top 10 “Italian Emerging Artists”, a survey of experts run by Musica Jazz (the oldest Italian jazz magazine).


Date: Da Monday, October 22, 2018 a Friday, November 30, 2018

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura | 496 Huron Street