Javier Girotto


Javier Girotto

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

His four years in the U.S. were fruitful, a period in which he deepened his studies of composition and arrangement, sax and improvisation with such masters as Joseph Viola, George Garzone, Hall Crook and Jerry Bergonzi, learning then, "the craft," playing with Danilo Perez, George Garzone, Hall Crook, Bob Moses, Herb Pomeroy and many other musicians from whom he picked up a spark of their experience.

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

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

This same period saw the emergence of the group for which Girotto's soprano and baritone saxes are best known, Aires Tango, with Alessandro Gwis on piano, Marco Siniscalco on bass, and Michele Rabbia on drums and percussion, in a fusion of the tango's reasons with those of jazz that, starting from the pleasure associated with listening to the stylistic features of Argentine music, reassures the listener in facing the "rapids" of the "diversity" of its solos.

With "Aires Tango" they recorded an impressive total of 10 records, and in 2009 they celebrated 15 years of performing together with their record "10/15" (precisely to indicate 10th record and 15 years of the group's life) gems of a journey in which Girotto was always supported by the unconditional acclaim of the public, who encouraged him to "open" the project to Peppe Servillo's voice and symphony orchestra.

1999 saw the birth of another group, "Cordoba Reunion," made up of four Cordoban musicians, Javier Girotto on saxes and flutes, Gerardo Di Giusto on piano, Minino Garay on percussion and Carlos El Tero Buschini on bass, committed to a project with which he 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 Argentine folklore such as the milonga, chacarera, zamba and candombe, a group, this one having made an early record with 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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