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Claudio Fasoli is a jazz composer, saxophone player, educator and photographer.
First professional experiences: Perigeo Quintet
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 Giovanni Tommaso and Franco D’Andrea. This group performed throughout Europe and also
overseas, and with it Fasoli gained considerable experience both as soloist and composer.
Trios and quartets with great names of jazz
When Perigeo 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, Kenny Wheeler, Manfred
Schoof, 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 School International Band. He contributed also to the Giorgio
Gaslini Quintet and other bands.
Fasoli adapts well to various musical settings but has developed his own solo style and a recognizable ,
always-developing, sound and 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 Saxophones 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 has been Artistic Director of Padua Jazz Festival (2003-2010).
His name appears in Music and Jazz Dictionaries in Italy and abroad.
Further information: "Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz" by Feather - Gitler
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