Claudio Jr De Rosa - Sax (Italy)
Xavi Torres Vicente - Piano (Spain)
Mauro Cottone - Double Bass (Italy)
Augustas Baronas - Drums (Lithuania)
De Rosa has a particularly lovely - and typically light, sunny Italian - tone on soprano sax. His songs are strongly structured with some catchy hooks and pretty melodies
- Peter Bacon, journalist (LondonJazz News)
After leading several bands and touring extensively across Europe, Claudio Jr De Rosa created his jazz 4et in 2016, a
hard/post-bop band that features talented musicians from all over Europe. Completed by the Spanish pianist Xavi Torres Vicente, the Sicilian bassist Mauro Cottone, and the Lithuanian
drummer Augustas Baronas, the band released in 2017 Groovin Up!, a fresh and energetic CD published by the
Italian label Incipit Records.
Since the summer of 2017, the band performed extensively across Europe, including shows in festivals such as, to name a few, North Sea Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz (resident band, Summer and Winter edition), Umbria Jazz Spring, Veneto Jazz Festival, Getxo International Jazz Festival, Bermeo Jazz Festival, Lemon Jazz Festival, Castroreale- Milazzo Jazz Festival, Otis Park Jazz Festival.
The next CD of the CJDR Jazz 4et will be released in April 2019 and will be celebrated with an European tour starting from May 2019.