Franco Ambrosetti

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Franco Ambrosetti
Born (1941-12-10) December 10, 1941 (age 73)
Lugano, Switzerland
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Trumpet, flugelhorn
Website Official website

Franco Ambrosetti (born December 10, 1941) is a Swiss jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and composer born in Lugano, Switzerland,[1] perhaps most noteworthy for his many albums released on the jazz recording label Enja Records. Ambrosetti's father, Flavio, was a saxophonist who once played sax opposite Charlie Parker. Franco worked professionally with his father frequently in a group which also included George Gruntz, among others.

Franco has classical piano training and is also a self-taught trumpeter. Ambrosetti has worked with several American and European musicians in recordings and at jazz festivals and concerts, including Kenny Clarke, Dexter Gordon, Phil Woods, Cannonball Adderley, Joe Henderson, Michael Brecker, Mike Stern, Hal Galper and Romano Mussolini. Ambrosetti also holds a Masters Degree in economics from the University of Basel.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • Swiss All Stars (1964)
  • A Jazz Portrait of Franco Ambrosetti (1965)
  • The Jazz Live Situation (1972)
  • Steppenwolf (1975)
  • Franco Ambrosetti Quartet (1976)
  • Sleeping Gypsy (1979)
  • Close Encounter (1980)
  • Heartbop (1981)
  • Wings (1983)
  • Tentets (1985)
  • Movies (1986)
  • Movies Too (1987)
  • Flavio e Franco Ambrosetti (1988)
  • Music for Symphony and Jazz Band (1990)
  • Gin and Pentatonic (1992)
  • Live at the Blue Note (1992)
  • Switzerjazz
  • Light Breeze (1997)
  • Iseo Jazz 98 : La via di Armstrong (1998)
  • Grazie Italia (2000)
  • European Legacy (2003)
  • Liquid Gardens (2006)
  • The Wind (2007)

As sideman[edit]

  • Franco Tonani - Night in Fonorama (1964)
  • Flavio Ambrosetti - Flavio Ambrosetti Quintet (1967)
  • George Gruntz - The Band (1976)
  • The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band (1979)
  • The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band - First Prize (1989)
  • Alfredo Golino - China (1989)
  • Mark Hauser - There's No Way Out (1994)
  • George Gruntz Trio - Mock-Lo-Motion (1995)
  • Paul Heller - Kaleidoscope (1996)
  • Antonio Farao - Antonio Farao Quartet featuring Franco Ambrosetti (1996)
  • Jazz Fantasy - Undiscovered Hits (1998)
  • Giorgio Azzolini - Tribute to Someone (1998)
  • Philip Stökli - The Horizon (1998)
  • Chico Freeman - Face to Face (1999)
  • The Winners - Live at the Dolder Grand Hôtel Zurich (2000)
  • Italian Trumpet Summit (2001)
  • Jazz Fantasy - The Music of Sting (2004)
  • Enrico Intra - Live in Milan (2009)

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