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.
Straight-ahead jazz, with elements of latin, fusion, classical and world music.
PIANO: Chick Corea, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Oscar Peterson, McCoy Tyner, Joe Zawinul.
OTHER: Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Weather Report, Return To Forever, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny.
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, Jeff Busch, Milo Petersen, Mark Ivester, Steven Bentley, and more.
Born in Milan, Italy, Francesco Crosara is a jazz pianist, composer and educator who has performed at festivals and venues across the USA, Japan, Canada, Mexico, France, Spain, and Italy.
Since 1992, Crosara has produced 6 jazz albums internationally. His album Colors received 4 stars from Downbeat magazine.
Francesco's mother, Lilian Terry, was one of Europe's foremost jazz vocalists across four decades. Also a TV/radio personality, and educator in Italy, she recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, and with Tommy Flanagan, and co-founded the Dizzy Gillespie Popular School of Music in Bassano, Italy. Lilian's memoirs, Dizzy, Duke, Brother Ray, and Friends, (2017- University of Illinois Press) received a highly positive review from Downbeat magazine and others.