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Francesco Crosara

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: September 13, 1960    

ARTIST BIO

Born in Milano, Italy in 1960 and residing in the USA since 1980, Francesco Crosara is an accomplished jazz pianist, composer and educator who has performed at festivals and venues across the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, France and Italy. Francesco comes from a musical family as his mother, Lilian Terry, is one of Europe's foremost jazz vocalists who has recorded also with Dizzy Gillespie and with Tommy Flanagan.

EDUCATION & INFLUENCES

Francesco studied Classical piano & Theory at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome, followed by private studies in Jazz Harmony, Composition and Improvisation in Italy. In 1981 he attended USC in Los Angeles where he was a permanent member of the USC jazz big band. Main influences have been family friends Dizzy Gillespie and Chick Corea....
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Awards

Na Hoku Hanahano Awards, Honolulu, Hawaii - Nomination for Best Instrumental Album, "Energy", 1993

BRUCE FORMAN & FRANCESCO CROSARA: "WELL YOU NEEDN'T"

RICHIE COLE & FRANCESCO CROSARA: "A NIGHT IN TUNISIA"

GABE BALTAZAR & FRANCESCO CROSARA: "GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE"

FRANCESCO CROSARA TRIO: "SUITE VENUS"
With Eric Kurtz & Randal Yamamoto

FRANCESCO CROSARA TRIO: "PORTRAIT"
With Eric Kurtz & Randal Yamamoto

LILIAN TERRY & FRANCESCO CROSARA: 'STAR CROSSED LOVERS"

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