Biseo-Sanjust Quartet, with special guest Marcello Rosa Cornelia Street Cafe Mar. 4-6

Cornelia Street Cafe 29 Cornelia Street Greenwich Village, NY 10014
Mar. 4-6 (Sets Mar. 4 & 5 9:00 & 10:30PM. Sets Mar. 6 8:30 & 10:00PM)
Biseo-Sanjust Quartet, with special guest Marcello Rosa Marcello Rosa-trombone, Riccardo Biseo-piano, Gianni Sanjust-clarinet, Giorgio Rosciglione-bass, Gege Munari-drums
Biseo-Sanjust Quartet have been performing together and individually for over 15 years and is one of the most appreciated jazz ensembles in Italy. Its main feature is the clarinet and trombone. Their repertoire features evergreens and chestnuts from the 20s till today from composers such as Berlin, Gershwin, Porter, Ellington - among others - with new arrangements, simplicity and good taste.

Riccardo Biseo bio
Born in Rome, he studied classical piano and organ with Enrico Pasini and classical composition with Gino Marinuzzi. In 1980 studied jazz piano class in London with Brian Priestley and writing and arranging with Dick Walters at the Goldsmith University. He teaches jazz at Saint Louis Music Academy and I.AL.S. (Istituto Addestramento Lavoratori Spettacolo) in Rome and has assisted at the Perugia summer clinics run by Duke University and Berklee College of music during the Umbria Jazz festival. As a jazz pianist he played with international and Italian jazz stars (Buck Clayton, Tony Scott, Stephan Grappelli, Jimmy Witherspoon, Massimo Urbani, Giovanni Tommaso, Marcello Rosa, Gianni Sanjust, Anita o’Day, Bob Wilber, Buddy de Franco, Nicola Arigliano, Gegč Telesforo, Slide Hampton, Benny Golson, Terry Gibbs, Al Grey, Etta Jones, Lee Konitz, James Moody, Dusko Goykovich). Took part in a number of Radio and TV broadcasts in Italy such as Canzonissime, RadioUno Jazz Sera, Indietro tutta, International DOC club, Scommettiamo che?, Mille lire al mese. He composed, arranged, played for theatrical productions such as Pirandello's “Sei personaggi in cerca d’autore”, with M.Ranieri and O.Piccolo, Cy Coleman's Barnum. Conducted Hamlish' music in They are playin' our song with G. Guidi e M. Laura Baccarini directed by G. Proietti and was musical director for the Italian versions of My Fair Lady, Jesus Christ Superstar (with Carl Anderson), Promises promises, No way to treat a Lady, Chicago. He wrote music for many comedies and also a musical comedy (L'Isola di Robinson Crusoe). Also collaborated in the orchestration of the grand opera Jaquerie by Gino Marinuzzi. He has written, arranged and conducted music for a large number of movie soundtracks in partnership with M.De Sica (Faccione, Il conte Max, Nel continente nero, Al lupo al lupo, Ricky & Barabba, TRE, Uomini, uomini, uomini, Anni 90, Ma tu mi vuoi bene?, Dellamorte Dellamore, Miracolo italiano, Nuda proprietŕ, Celluloide, Simpatici&Antipatici, A spasso nel tempo, Anni ‘50) and S. Mainetti (Donna d’onore 2, Il grande fuoco, Il deserto di Fuoco, The shooter, Silent trigger, Sub Down, Talos the mummy) and D.Lucantoni (Arriva la bufera, Compagna di viaggio) and also La Carne and La casa del sorriso by M. Ferreri, Storia di una capinera by F. Zeffirelli, L’ultimo imperatore by B. Bertolucci. During his career as a piano-keyboard player he arranged, and conducted for many pop stars; in 1998 moreover was involved in the arrangements of and conduct most of the songs included in the hit “Abba Pater”, the already famous CD of Pope John Paul II which he also conducted.

Marcello Rosa bio
Trombone player, composer, arranger, he was born in Abbazia (16/06/1935) and he lives in Rome. He started playing the piano at 5, then he studied classical guitar and finally, after the discovery of Jazz – the trombone, instrument with which he debuts in 1954. Since then his activity features innumerable interventions, with his groups or as a solo guest, in concerts, national and international festivals, recordings, soundtracks and musical comedies. For about thirty years he has been author and conductor of television programmes about jazz as well. His stylistic elasticity made it possible for him to work with some of the greatest myths of jazz: Lionel Hampton, Earl Hines, Albert Nicholas, Trummy Young, Milton Jackson, Peanuts Hucko, Bud Freeman, Buck Clayton, Billy Butterfield, Yank Lawson, Tony Scott, Kai Winding, Slide Hampton, Curtis Fuller, Bob Burgess, Al Grey, George Masso, Bill Watrous, etc.,along with the greatest among the Italian musicians.
1985 – premium RadioUno “30 Years of Jazz” (RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana) 1986 – “Soundtrack Premium” 1992 – He enters into the “Grande orchestra nazionale del Jazz” directed by Giorgio Casilini 1993 – He’s elected president of the National Jazz Musicians Association 1997 – Premium in the Capitol as “European Personality” 2001 – Premium “Palazzo Valentini” for the artistic achievement (Prime Minister Office – Province of Rome)
In 2002 and 2003 he has held the Jazz chair in the Institute of High Culture “G. Paisiello” in Taranto.

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