Earshot Jazz Presents: The Second Century – FrancescoJAZZ / Kissyface

Francesco Crosara (piano),
Osama Afifi (bass),
Steven Bentley (drums)

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center, Seattle, WA
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FrancescoJAZZ – Francesco Crosara Trio – Live at Tula’s

Francesco Crosara (piano),
Osama Afifi (bass),
Jeff Busch (drums & percussion)

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Tula’s Jazz Club

2214 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA, (206-443-4221)

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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.


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  • “Francesco, your music is wonderful – always has been. Play what you love and saturate the world with it”
    Chick Corea

    Chick 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 Magazine

    Down 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

    Jazz 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 Magazine

    Jazz 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 Jazz

    All 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 & Author

    Scott Yanow