Jazz Pianist & Composer
FRANCESCO CROSARA is a Seattle-based Italian 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, Lilian Terry, Bobby Shew, Ira Sullivan, Don Menza, John Heard, Gabe Baltazar, Mayuto Correa, Bruce Forman, Barbara Morrison, Earl Palmer, Mark Lewis, Osama Afifi, Clipper Anderson, Farko Dosumov, Mark Ivester, D’Vonne Lewis, Jeff Busch, Milo Petersen, Steven Bentley, and more.
STYLE: Straight-ahead Jazz standards and original compositions, with elements of Latin, Fusion, Classical and World music.
INFLUENCES: Chick Corea, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Oscar Peterson, McCoy Tyner .
FRANCESCO JAZZ is the brand name of Francesco Crosara’s musical concepts. Its vision is to provide a source of joy, comfort, escape and healing through original jazz compositions, improvisation, and jazz standards revisited. The mission of FrancescoJAZZ is to guide the listeners into a musical journey that provokes a variety of emotions, and ultimately, has a positive impact on their lives.
Includes CDs, MP3s, collaborations, and compilations. Click on each CD image to view the details.
View Francesco’s music photos through the years. from performances across the world, to family photos with jazz greats, to poster artwork and more
Francesco with Chick Corea
QUOTES & REVIEWS
“Francesco, your music is wonderful – always has been. Play what you love and saturate the world with it.”Chick Corea
“Crosara’s compositions are considerate of their audience, providing a source of joy, comfort, escape, and healing. Crosara believes jazz is a collective experience and a “living language” that distills a multitude of identities, backgrounds, and personalities.”Earshot Jazz
“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.”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.”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.”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.”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