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Valerio Pontrandolfo

I'm a saxophonist, composer and teacher based in Bologna, Italy. During my professional career i performed and recorded with many musicians, including Harold Mabern, Barry Harris, Steve Grossman, Alvin Queen, Bobby Durham, Joe Farnsworth, Greg Hutchinson, Willie Jones III, Danny Grissett, John Webber, Jim Rotondi, David Hazeltine, Darryl Hall, Joe Magnarelli, Dado Moroni, Roberto Gatto and many more.

Are You Sirius? is my debut album and features Harold Mabern on piano, John Webber on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums.

My second album, Out Of This World, features italian pianist Nico Menci, John Webber on bass, Joe Farnsworth on drums and african percussionist Kalifa Kone.


Primary Instrument

Saxophone, tenor



Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


Out Of This World

In Jazz We Trust Records


Are You Sirius?

In Jazz We Trust Records



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