Ada Rovatti-Italian native Ada Rovatti started playing saxophone in high school after years of classical piano training. After winning a scholarship from Berklee College of Music in Italy she divided herself between Boston where she studied with Joe Viola, George Garzone and Italy where she was working in Big Bands with guest artists such as: Phil Woods, Lee Konitz, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker. After spending one year in Paris touring Europe and Africa she moved in new York City. She has performed in important festivals such as JVC in NYC Rochester Jazz Festival, IAJE, Detroit Jazz Fest, Montreal Jazz Fest appearing and performing with an impressive and diverse list of artists and bands such as: Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Miroslav Vitous, John McLaughlin, Anne Ducros, Bob Mintzer, Victor Bailey, Rodney Holmes, Joanne Brackeen, Tony Levin and many others. In addition to her musical expertise Ada appeared in the movie 'Mona Lisa Smile' featuring Julia Roberts. In 2003 she released her first 2 CDs as a bandleader with the Elephunk Band and with her quartet with guests: Randy Brecker, Mike Stern and Don Alias. She also appears on the Grammy winner CD by Randy Brecker -"34 th N Lex"-ESC Records (best contemporary jazz Album of 2003) and on the new acclaimed CD of John McLaughlin " Industrial Zen"(2006) Drive magazine raved about this "graceful Italian jazzista" in a recent CD review of Under the Hat. Critics voted Under the Hat as number one in the "Revelation" category of the 2003 in the Brazilian newspaper "Tribuna De Imprensa " Her last CD "Airbop" featured Dave Kikoski, Ed Howard, Ben Perowski and with guest artists Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker, Don Alias in 2006 has been nominated by one of the critic of All About Jazz as one of the top Ten CD of the year. Her new release ' Green Factor' is a melting pot of celt/jazz/fusion/groove and features Randy Brecker, Adam Rogers, Ivan Goff, Janek Gwizdala, George Colligan, Christian Howes, Obed Calvaire.
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