Artist of the Month : Massimiliano Rolff (Italy)

In Artist of the Month on January 10, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Shared by R. Moreno

Massimiliano Rolff (1973), graduates at the Jazz Conservatory of Groningen (Holland) in Electric Bass and Music Pedagogy in 1999, where he followed over 40 clinics and workshops with some of the best musicians worldwide.In 1999 with a scolarship of the Dutch government he also follows a master at the Bass Collective in New York City with John Pattitucci and Lincoln Goines.

In 2010 he graduates with a master degree in Jazz Music at the Conservatory “N. Paganini” in Genova (Italy).
He works and live in Genova, Italy. He is teacher of Electric Bass at the Conservatory of Messina

As freelance bassist in the last years he has performed in some of the most important clubs and festivals of Italy, Holland, France, Austria, Switzerland, California, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Missisipi, Georgia, North and South Carolina, with Jesse Davis, Herb Geller, Rachel Gould, Sangoma Everett, Andrea Dulbecco, Andy Gravish, Luca Begonia, Marco Tamburini, Gianpaolo Casati, Carlo Atti, Andrea Pozza, François Chassagnite, Claudio Chiara, Luca Santaniello, Karen Edwards, Johannes Faber, Emanuele Cisi, Enzo Zirilli, Jasper van’t Hof, Alessio Menconi, Tom Kirkpatrick, Mattia Cigalini e altri.
He played in many festivals as: Folkest (I),SXSW festival (USA), UCLA Festival (USA), Mantova musica festival (I), Nu summer groove (I), Dolomiti Sky Jazz (I), Lille Jazz festival (F), Gurten Up town festival (CH), Roma Primo Maggio (I), Milano in musica (I), Grande Jazz all’universita di Castellanza (I),July Jazz Fest (BG), Alassio Jazz Festival (I), Sestri Jazz (I), Dal missisipi alla Bormida (I), Valdarno Jazz, Versilia Jazz, Serravalle Jazz Festival, …

In 2003 he has published with Oleo the album “Next Beat” for Scenario Music, with a worldwide distribution, followed by many other compilations in many different countries.
In 2006 Rolff published his first jazz album as bassist, composer and leader “Unit Five” (Music Center/IRD).
In 2009 he published is new album as composer and bassista “Naked” for Effemusic.
Both records won the 1st price as “Best Album Jazz LightHouse” in 2006 and 2009
He is endorser for D’Orazio Strings.
He’s musical director of the Count Basie Jazz Club in Genoa, Italy.

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