Flavio Boltro

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Flavio Boltro (2010)

Flavio Boltro (born May 5, 1961 in Turin ) is an Italian jazz trumpeter.


Boltro began to learn his instrument as the son of a jazz-enthusiastic trumpeter at the age of nine and attended the conservatory in Turin at the age of 13. In 1985 he became a member of "Lingomania" with Roberto Gatto on drums, bassist Furio Di Castri , saxophonist Giammarco and guitarist Umberto Fiorentino. At the same time he appeared regularly in the Steve Grossman quintet . He also played a. a. with Don Cherry , Billy Higgins , Cedar Walton and Bob Berg . He also founded his own trio (with di Castri and the drummer Manu Roche), with whom he a. a. Joe Lovano accompanied. In 1984 he received the award for the best new talent from the magazine " Musica Jazz ". In the early 1990s he played at many festivals such as that of Calvi , u. a. as the sideman of Jimmy Cobb and Freddie Hubbard . In 1994 Laurent Cugny invited him to play with his friend the saxophonist Stefano Di Battista in the French Orchester National de Jazz (1994 to 1997). He also played in the sextet of Michel Petrucciani and with Aldo Romano , with whom he also recorded the album Chante . In 1997 he founded a quintet with Di Battista. In 1999 his first album was released under his own name "Road Runner", followed in 2002 by "40 °". In 2004 he received a Django d'Or for the album Mogador, which he made with Majid Bekkas . Recently he worked a. a. with Danilo Rea , Michel Portal and Laurent de Wilde .

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