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Javier Girotto to perform at Cairo Opera House tonight

Thursday 06/December/2018 - 03:58 PM
Javier Girotto
Javier Girotto
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Argentinean saxophone and clarinetist Javier Girotto will perform Thursday evening at Cairo Opera House's small hall، in Zamalek district، Cairo governorate

The concert will take place at 08:00 PM (Cairo local time).

The musician had arrived Wednesday in Cairo to prepare for his upcoming concert.

The concert program will include a collection of the most famous musical works of Latin American، Tango، Jazz، and Argentinean music، along with Girotto’s own compositions.

The concert comes in cooperation with the Argentine Embassy in Cairo and the Italian Cultural Institute.

Noteworthy، Javier Edgardo Girotto was born in Cordoba on April 17 1965. He took an interest in music thanks to his grandfather A.L.Caroli، band director، first playing snare drum، then clarinet in E flat in the Infanto Juvenil de Cordoba and in the band of Villa del Rosario، then he changed to clarinet in B flat. For a musician to change from clarinet to saxophone is quite natural. At age 19 he won a scholarship at the Berklee College of Music and at last all the jazz doors opened.

The Italian adventure of Javier Girotto started at age 25، when he took care of his family affairs in Puglia. In a short time he decided to start his professional career in this country. Also in Italy he alternated his collaboration between commercial latin groups and jazz groups with which he started his restless composer and arranger activity.

This is the period in which Girotto’s Aires Tango was born and his sax soprano and baritone and were recognized within this group، with Alessandro Gwis piano، Marco Siniscalco basso and Michele Rabbia drums and percussions، in a mixture of the raison d’ètre of tango and those of jazz which، starting from the pleasure of pure listening of the argentinian style، it garantees the listener the “rapids” of the originality of his solos. Together with Aires Tango he recorded up to seven discs، gems of an iter in which Girotto had always been accompanied with the audiance’s unconditional applause، which had also encouraged him to “open” his project with the voice of Peppe Servillo and the symphonic orchestra.

Servillo had already performed together with Girotto as a guest، in several Aires Tango projects and in time the collaboration culminated in the desire to create a project together in which the singer would be prominent from the beginning to the end، as is shown in their first disc titled “L’Amico di Cordoba” edited by “Il Manifesto C.D”. Peppe Servillo wrote the lyrics and Girotto the music.

In 2002 he became part of Enrico Rava’s quartet “Piano Less”. Later he created and recorded the first disc “Nauhel” and for Il Manifesto “Javier Girotto & Vertere String Quartet”، he choose a repertoire arranged by Luigi Giannatempo with the original music of Girotto supported by a string quartet.November 2008 He present with Paolo Silvestri the “Concerto Latino” (for sax soprano and symphony orchestra) and some Girotto’s compositions with the San Marino Symphony Orchestra. From 2007 until 2010 Javier Girotto teach at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Rome – Saxophon – Arrangement – Composition

In the mean time together with PMJO (Parco della Musica Jazz Orchestra – Auditorium di Roma)، he recorded the disc “ Argentina:Escenas en Big Band” with the original compositions of Girotto and the arrangments of Luigi Giannatempo;and in December 2008 He’s guest of the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam and they made a long tour in all around Holland presenting this big band project. He also worked with Roberto Gatto، pillar of his quintet and with whom he participated for three compact “#7”، “Sing Sing Sing” and “Deep”، with Gianluca Petrella’s trombone، with whom he recorded X-Ray”. There was also Rita Marcotulli for whom he was the ethnical-argentinian soul، playing the andine flute and sax soprano; with her he recorded “The Woman Next Door” and “Koinè”.

He played and still plays in the most important festivals، theatres، events and Italian jazz clubs.

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