Fall 2016 Jazz Series: Ada RovattiSeptember 09, 2016
Italian native, Ada Rovatti, started playing saxophone in high school after years of classical piano training. After winning a scholarship from Berklee College of Music in Italy, she divided herself between Boston, where she studied with Joe Viola and George Garzone, and Italy where she was working in big bands with guest artists. After spending one year in Paris touring Europe and Africa, she moved to New York City. She has performed in various festivals such as: JVC in NYC, Rochester Jazz Festival, IAJE, Detroit Jazz Fest, Montreal Jazz Fest and has appeared and performed with an impressive and diverse list of artists and bands.
In 2003, Ada released her first 2 CD's as a bandleader with the Elephunk Band and her quartet. Drive magazine raved about this “graceful Italian jazzista” in a CD review of Under the Hat, which critics voted as number one in the “Revelation” category in the Brazilian newspaper, “Tribuna De Imprensa ”. In 2006, Ada was nominated by one of the critics in All About Jazz, as one of the Top Ten CD's of the year.
This concert is part of New England Arts & Entertainment's Fall Jazz Series in the Poli Club. Subscriptions to all five shows, which include reserved seating, can be purchased for either the 7pm or 9pm performances. You can also call the Box Office at 203-346-2000.