Ada Rovatti

Italian native Ada Rovatti started playing saxophone in high school after years of classical piano training. After winning a scholarship from Berklee College of Music in Italy she divided herself between Boston where she studied with Joe Viola, George Garzone and Italy where she was working in Big Bands with guest artists such as: Phil Woods, Lee Konitz, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker. After spending one year in Paris touring Europe and Africa she moved in new York City. She has performed in important festivals such as JVC in NYC Rochester Jazz Festival, IAJE, Detroit Jazz Fest, Montreal Jazz Fest appearing and performing with an impressive and diverse list of artists and bands such as: Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Miroslav Vitous, John McLaughlin, James Moody, Anne Ducros, Bob Mintzer, Victor Bailey, Joanne Brackeen, Aretha Franklin, Herbie Hancock, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jimmy Heath Patti Austin, Dave Weckl and many more

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Underrated Italian tenor saxophonist Ada Rovatti presides over an intriguing Irish-funk- fusion-jazz amalgam.....she unleashes with bold tones and rare intensity on chops- busting....the stellar rhythm section pushes Rovatti to some inspired heights. Bill Milkowski- JazzTimes Magazine May 2009

The result is a set that successfully melds the traditional with the adventurous. Rovatti is on top of her game throughout, and the rest of the band complements her perfectly, keeping the cohesion of the group intact while expressing their individuality. Woodrow Wilkins- All About Jazz USA 2009

If you want a unique musical experience, but one that is not about being gimmicky, but instead combines two great musical genres, Jazz and Celtic music, and is applied with graceful brushstrokes by one of today’s finest musicians, composers and arrangers, then pick up a copy of Ada Rovatti’s Green Factor. Joe Montague-Riveting Riffs Magazine,

Like the more mainstream Airbop, the novel blend of Celtic, straight ahead and funk of Green Factor is an immediately accessible and engaging set of sounds, one that holds up to, and demands, repeated spins

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New York, NY

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