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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 States. Collaborations 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. Identity 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. The Educator 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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