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Ada Rovatti & The Elephunk Band - For Rent (2003)

21-01-2016, 00:35

Title: For Rent
Year Of Release: 2003
Label: Apria Records
Genre: Jazz
Quality: 320 kbps
Total Time: 50:02
Total Size: 117 MB

1. Gotcha (5:51)
2. For Rent (6:04)
3. An Angel Has Gone (6:21)
4. Bluesy & Pinky (6:41)
5. Moanin' (7:06)
6. Choose Your Life (5:58)
7. Roman-Ce (6:42)
8. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (5:16)

Born in Pavia Italy, Ada's love for music began at the age of 4 when she began studying piano under the guidance of her grandmother. With persistent enthusiasm she continued her study of piano for 13 years, well into her first years high school.

During high school she began to listen to Blues, Jazz and Funk. It was at this time that Ada, drawn to these unique musical genres and already significantly accomplished for her age in piano, decided to pursue the saxophone.

After high school Ada studied with G. Comeglio and, in the following interval, with the "Jazz Company Big Band" and the "Jazz Class Orchestra". It was during this period that she had the chance to perform with famous soloists such as Phil Woods, Jerry Bergonzi, Randy Brecker, Lee Konitz, Bob Mintzer, Bob Malach, Antonia Bennett, Mike Richmond, Herb Pomeroy and Franco Ambrosetti.

In 1992 Ada was awarded a scholarship at UMBRIA Jazz with a "Special Recognition for Outstanding Musicianship" from the prestigious Berkley College of Music in BOSTON, USA

During the following months and years her time was spent between Italy and the US where she attended The Berkley College in Boston Ma. immersing herself in the study of arrangement and composition with Joe Viola, George Garzone, Fred Lipsius, Herb Pomeroy and other notable music academics.

After her studies in the USA Ada moved to Paris which led to her performing/touring with the "Chance Orchestra", a jazz-funk band, throughout Europe and Africa as well as involving herself in numerous collaborative projects with different artists.

After touring she returned to Italy where her work was devoted to everything from Pop to Jazz. It is at this time that Ada became involved in recording with MINA in "Canarino Mannaro", touring with Camilla and Quartiere Latino, Romano Mussolini and performing with Bruno De Filippi, Franco Cerri and Enrico Intra. And when not touring or performing her time was spent either composing or arranging for notable European Big Bands.

In 1997 Ada moved to New York City where she has appeared with an impressive and diverse list of artists and bands such as: Les Paul, Antonia Bennett plus special appearances with Tony Bennett, Barbara Carroll, Kit McClure Big Band, Diva Big Band, Phil Markowitz, Howard Williams Big Band, Harvey Swartz, Freddie Bryant,Gene Bertoncini, Eddie Henderson, Sylvia Cuenca, Jill McCarron, Ingrid Jensen, Deanna Witkowski and many many others.

When in New York Ada Rovatti leads two different bands:

The Ada Rovatti Jazz Quartet/Quintet - A straight ahead group in which Ada Rovatti performs mostly her compositions and arrangements.

Elephunk - A nine piece group of extraordinary musicians with which Ada Rovatti performs and directs her arrangements and compositions.

Renowned jazz artists such as Randy Brecker, the late Bob Berg, Adam Nussbaum, Dawn Thomson and many others have performed Ada Rovatti's compositions at numerous International festivals.

Ada has performed throughout the US at venues such as Birdland, Iridium, The Garage (New York City), Hard Rock Cafe(Boston Ma), Elephant Room in (Austin Tx) to the latest Rochester Jazz Festival with her nine piece group Elephunk and the JVC Festival(New York City) to mention a few.

She has just finished the shooting of her film appearances in the movie ‘Mona Lisa Smile’ featuring Julia Roberts.

Ada Rovatti is currently signed with APRIA Records which will be releasing 2 CDs. The first with the Ada Rovatti Quartet featuring Randy Brecker, Mike Stern and Don Alias and the second CD with "Elephunk".

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