Swiss Jazz Award Winner 2018: The 76-year-old trumpet and flugelhorn player Franco Ambrosetti has helped shape European jazz history and likes to be described as the “grand master of Swiss hardbop”.
SWISS JAZZ AWARD WINNER 2018!
CONCERT & AWARD CEREMONY
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The 76-year-old trumpet and flugelhorn player has helped shape European jazz history and likes to be described as the “grand master of Swiss hardbop”. An economics graduate and self-taught musician, Franco Ambrosetti started playing professionally in Milan’s jazz clubs and in Zurich’s ‘Africana’ when he was just 20. He won first prize at the Viennese International Jazz Competition in 1966 and throughout his career has played with some of the biggest names in international jazz. Besides Dexter Gordon, Cannonball Adderley and Joe Henderson, these include his Swiss colleagues Daniel Humair and George Gruntz, as well as Italian jazz heavyweights such as Dado Moroni.
Franco Ambrosetti’s musical achievements are reflected in his extensive discography featuring many famous names. Composing is also an important element of his work, including film soundtracks. Franco Ambrosetti presented his own jazz programme on Ticino Radio RSI for over 30 years.
The 2018 Swiss Jazz Award is therefore honouring one of the biggest names in Swiss jazz.
From: Switzerland - Italy
Style: Mainstream, Hardbop
Franco Ambrosetti, flugelhorn & trumpet
Dado Moroni, piano
Stefano Bagnoli, drums
Paolino Dalla Porta, bass