Javier Girotto


Javier Girotto

At 19 he won a scholarship from the Berklee College of Music, where he graduated in Professional Music "Cum Magna Laude".

The four years in the United States are fruitful, a period in which he deepened his studies of composition and arrangement and of sax and improvisation with masters of the caliber of Joseph Viola, George Garzone, Hall Crook and Jerry Bergonzi, then learning "the trade", playing with Danilo Perez, George Garzone, Hall Crook, Bob Moses, Herb Pomeroy and many other musicians from whom he garnered a spark of their experience.

Javier Girotto's Italian adventure began at the age of 25, deciding in a short time to start his professional career in this country.

He alternates his collaboration with commercial, Latin music groups, with the formation of various jazz groups, with which he begins his tireless activity as a composer and arranger. His first Roman formation is "Tercer Mundo", together with Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, on the tracks of Latin jazz, followed by the "Six Sax", a quartet of saxophones, with bass and drums, composed by Rosario Giuliani and Tony Germani on alto, Gianni Savelli on tenor, Javier on baritone, Marco Siniscalco on bass and Pietro Iodice on drums, with whom he recorded his first CD "Homenaje" in 1995 with special guests Bob Mintzer and Randy Brecker.

In this same period the group for which Girotto's soprano and baritone saxophone are best known was born, Aires Tango, with Alessandro Gwis on piano, Marco Siniscalco on bass and Michele Rabbia on drums and percussions, in a combination of the reasons for tango with those of jazz which, starting from the pleasure linked to listening to the styles of Argentine music, reassures the listener in 'tackle the "rapids" of the "diversity" of its suns.

With Aires Tango he recorded 10 albums and in 2009 they celebrated 15 years of life with their album "10/15" (precisely to indicate the 10th album and 15 years of life of the group) gems of a journey in which Girotto was always accompanied by the unconditional applause of the public, which encouraged him to "open" the project to the voice of Peppe Servillo and the symphony orchestra.

In 1999 another group was born, "Cordoba Reunion", made up of four musicians from Cordoba, Javier Girotto on saxes and flutes, Gerardo Di Giusto on piano, Minino Garay on percussion and Carlos El Tero Buschini on bass, engaged in a project with which returns to the roots of his music, with an eye to those times that preceded the tango, dragging the listener on an empathetic and emotional journey in search of the rhythms of Argentinean folklore such as the milonga, chacarera, zamba and candombe, group, this which he recorded his first album with the singer Mercedes Sosa.

He has played and still plays in the most important Italian jazz festivals, theaters, reviews and clubs, Zotrio will open the concert by Javier Girotto and Mangalavite, Eliseo Theater "The friend of Cordoba", SAINT LOUIS, ON THE STAGE WITH MUSIC PROFESSIONALS, Italian Jazz C.R.E.A - Première, EJsCool 2022, EJsCool 2022 The KRAKOW Concerts.

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