Music Under The Stars: An Evening With Francesco Crosara
Francesco Crosara, keyboards
Clipper Anderson, bass
Mark Ivester, drums
July 21st, 2023 – Siren Song Winery, Lake Chelan, WA
Francesco Crosara is a Seattle area based Italian jazz pianist, composer and educator, typically performing in trio, quartet, or solo formats. Originally from Milan, Italy, Crosara’s music melds an impressive mix of jazz improvisation, a romantic vein from his classical training, along with Latin influences. His major piano influences are Chick Corea, Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, and Herbie Hancock.
Crosara stands among the European-bred jazz greats, performing over the years with the likes of Lionel Hampton, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Hargrove, Richie Cole, Von Freeman, Bobby Shew, Ira Sullivan, Bruce Forman, Barbara Morrison, Don Menza, Lilian Terry, and more. His recordings have featured a multicultural and international array of musicians.
Graphic by Julia Crosara
Photos by Julia Crosara, Jennifer Lind Ivester, Francesco Crosara