Stefano Bedetti 30/11/1973

“Keep in mind this name,  he is one of the most interesting saxophone players of recent years.” – Fabrizio Bosso.

Stefano Bedetti is a self-taught musician who began to play tenor saxophone at the age of 14. He discovered jazz music listening to records of Charlie Parker. Other influences include John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson,  Cannonball Adderley, Hank Mobley,  Sonny Stitt etc.

Giulio Capiozzo (famous italian drummer, cofounder of well-known group Area)  was the first to notice his talent and invite Stefano in his group.

Starting from 1995 Stefano played with famous european group Jestofunk, toured with them all round the world for ten years and took part in numerous jazz festivals. Stefano played on three remarkable disks of the group.

In 2004 Stefano joined Marco Tamburini Quintet featuring Billy Hart on drums and Cameron Brown on bass.

Stefano formed his own quartet in 2005 and released his first disk as a leader in 2007: The Bright Side of the Moon. Stefano has proved himself not only as a world class player but also as a gifted composer. The record enjoyed rave reviews from critics, Italian Jazz Awards voted it the best jazz disk of the year.

Over the course of his career he has performed with lots of well-known musicians including Billy Hart, Ed Howard, Victor Lewis, George Cables, Jimmy Howens, George Garzone, Dave Stryker, Billy Drummond, Tony Scott, Barry Altschul, Gianni Basso, Roberto Gatto, Marco Tamburini, Giulio Capiozzo, Antonio Farao, Dado Moroni, Fabrizio Bosso and many others.

Starting from 2009  Stefano performs with his trio featuring Bill Hart / Victor Lewis and  Ed Howard.

© 2005-2010 Stefano Bedetti