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Michael Rossi

MM DMA New England Conservatory of Music

Jazz Studies

Rossi saxophonist - educator - composer

American born Rossi is Professor in Jazz and Woodwinds at the SA College of Music, University of Cape Town.  His achievements include numerous recordings, and international stage appearances as leader, soloist, and sideman with Tony Bennett, Dave Liebman, Winston Mankunku Ngozi, George Russell, Clark Terry, Alessio Menconi and Darius Brubeck amongst others. He is an exceptional saxophone and woodwind player, and an artist for Rampone & Cazzani Handmade Italian saxophones. He has performed around the globe in small and large ensembles and gives workshops on South African jazz worldwide.  As a composer and performer he has appeared on numerous jazz and classical recordingsand has written a series of method books on jazz improvisation, with translations in other languages, along with many compositions, all published by Advance Music and Schott Music. In 2018 he became a Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy (Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia). In 2019 he was recognised for his exceptional work in promoting jazz education in South Africa by the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival.

Tel: 021 650 2623

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