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Flavio Ambrosetti

Flavio Ambrosetti

born on 8/10/1919 in Lugano, TI, Switzerland

died on 22/8/2012 in Tessin, Switzerland

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Flavio Ambrosetti

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Flavio Ambrosetti (October 8, 1919, Lugano - August 21, 2012, Ticino) was a Swiss jazz vibraphonist, saxophonist, and engineer.

Ambrosetti's primary career was in engineering; his acclaim in jazz circles has come entirely from his activities as an occasional musician. He studied piano as a child and taught himself to play tenor and alto saxophone as a teenager. He attended engineering school in Zurich and played with Rio de Gregori during World War II; later in the decade he worked with Gil Cuppini and Hazy Osterwald. In the 1950s he played as a sideman and with his own ensemble, which included Raymond Court and George Gruntz. In the 1960s he led a quintet which included his son, Franco Ambrosetti, as well as George Gruntz and Daniel Humair, which toured and was featured on television and radio broadcasts. He expanded this ensemble to a big band in 1972, touring in Europe and playing with Dexter Gordon and Phil Woods. Gruntz became the leader of this group in 1978.

References

  • "Flavio Ambrosetti". The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 2nd edition, ed. Barry Kernfeld.
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