JAZZ PIANIST & COMPOSER
FRANCESCO CROSARA is a jazz pianist, composer and recording artist who has performed at select musical venues internationally. Format varies from piano solo to duet, trio, or larger ensembles.
PERFORMED WITH Lionel Hampton, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Hargrove, Richie Cole, Von Freeman, Bobby Shew, Ira Sullivan, Don Menza, John Heard, Gabe Baltazar, Mayuto Correa, Bruce Forman, Barbara Morrison, Earl Palmer, Mark Lewis, and Lilian Terry.
STYLE: Straight-ahead Jazz standards and original compositions, with elements of Latin, Fusion, Classical and World music.
BOOKINGS: Francesco is available for bookings worldwide as piano solo, trio, and other formats.
Francesco Crosara's discography. Includes CDs, MP3s, original albums, collaborations, and compilations
SUITE VENUS (by Francesco Crosara), Live at Wazz Jazz Club, Osaka, Japan
Featuring Francesco Crosara (piano), Yasushi Gonjo (bass), Eric Wiegmann (percussions), Larry Marshall (drums)
QUOTES & REVIEWS
“Francesco, your music is wonderful – always has been. Play what you love and saturate the world with it”
Chick CoreaChick Corea
“A pianist who originally hails from Italy, Crosara is well-versed in bop lore, and his delicate flow might indicate a debt to Bill Evans”
John Janowiak, Down Beat, April 2000Down Beat Magazine
“the kind of sensitive swing seldom heard since Bill Evans. Crosara’s rubato meanderings are precious insights into his fertile imagination and harmonic daring”
Harvey Siders, JazzTimes Magazine, April 2000Jazz Times Magazine
“The piano echoes notes like twinkling stars, beauty surrounded by silence. […] You’ll dance through your tears and love the loneliness, I did”
John Barrett Jr, JazzImprov MagazineJazz Improv Magazine
“Francesco Crosara proves he is a pianist with expert chops and broad interests. […] Crosara has an awareness of world music but a firm grounding in the modern jazz vernacular. His major piano influences are unsurprising: Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea. Like them, he has an interest in electric as well as acoustic jazz”
Joel Roberts, All About JazzAll About Jazz
“Francesco Crosara has been a world traveler in both his life and his music. He is a strikingly original pianist who displays his own inventive style while reviving standards and debuting new suites”
Scott Yanow, Jazz Journalist & AuthorScott Yanow