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Claudio Fasoli is a saxophone player, composer and educator; he also contributes articles and reviews to
Born in Venice, he now lives in Milan, Italy. After a long apprenticeship and many sessions with various
prominent musicians, he achieved popularity in the '70s playing with PERIGEO QUINTET, among whose other
artists were Franco D’Andrea and Giovanni Tommaso. This group performed throughout Europe and also
overseas, and with it Fasoli gained considerable experience both as soloist and composer. When the group
disbanded in 1978, he became leader of his own groups, putting together mostly trios or quartets. Some of
the great names of the european and international jazz scene have played in these groups. For example:
Henri Texier, Lee Konitz, Jean-François Jenny Clark, Aldo Romano, Ken Wheeler, Manfred Schoof, Dave
Holland, Palle Danielsson, Bobo Stenson, Tony Oxley, Bill Elgart, Mick Goodrick etc. He introduced his own
compositions in concerts and festivals around the world, creating also a remarkable discography. In addition
to his native Italy, he has performed in France, Switzerland, Jugoslavia, Poland, Germany, Holland, Belgium,
Spain, Finland, Luxembourg, Denmark, Sweden, England, Ireland, Canada, Mexico, Cuba and the United
He played in the first performances of the "Grande Orchestra Nazionale" in Italy and in the Lydian Sound
Orchestra. He has also participated with and conducted the European Music Orchestra in live and studio
performances and has played with the Manfred Schoof International Band.
Fasoli adapts well to various musical settings but has developed his own solo style and a recognizable,
always-developing, compositional approach. Acclaimed even abroad, he continues to work with the best
italian and foreign musicians.
Since the Siena International Jazz Clinics was founded in 1978, Fasoli has been responsible for the classes in
Tenor and Soprano Saxophone and the master classes in improvisation. He founded the Saxophone Courses
at the city of Milan's Civic School of Jazz and has taught Jazz at National Conservatories. He conducts Clinics
throughout Italy and abroad. He was Artistic Director of Padua Jazz Festival (2003-2010).
His name appears in Music and Jazz Dictionnaries in Italy and abroad.
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