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POSTPONED: Spring Jazz Series 2020: Randy Brecker & Ada Rovatti

April 24, 2020
POSTPONED: Spring Jazz Series 2020: Randy Brecker & Ada Rovatti

Randy Brecker & Ada Rovatti has been postponed. Thank you for your patience as we reschedule.

Jazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament/Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Jaco Pastorius and Frank Zappa.

In 1967, Randy ventured into jazz-rock with the band Blood, Sweat and Tears, but left to join the Horace Silver Quintet. He recorded his first solo album, ‘Score’, in 1968, featuring a young, then unknown 19 year-old tenor saxophonist named Michael Brecker.

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, George Garzone and Italy where she was working in Big Bands with guest artists such as Phil Woods and Lee Konitz.

After spending one year in Paris touring Europe and Africa she moved in New York City. She has performed in JVC Festival in NYC, Rochester Jazz Festival, Detroit Jazz Fest, Montreal Jazz Fest. Ada has appeared and performed with Aretha Franklin, Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, John McLaughlin, James Moody, Victor Bailey, Joanne Brackeen, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Heath Patti Austin and many others.

 

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