// short bio:
Stefano Bedetti is a self-taught musician who began to play tenor saxophone at the age of 14.
He discovered jazz listening to the records of Charlie Parker, Michael Brecker, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Cannonball Adderley, Hank Mobley, Sonny Stitt and all the other great cats of that era.
At the age of 19 Giulio Capiozzo (famous italian drummer, cofounder of well-known group Area) was the first to notice his talent and invite Stefano in his group.
Thanks to his generous and spontaneous way to play, to his huge sound, great technic and melodic/harmonic articulations Stefano is quickly noticed by some of the big names of the jazz music.
Over the course of his career Stefano has performed with many jazz stars including: Billy Hart, Ed Howard, Victor Lewis, George Cables, Jimmy Howens, Dave Stryker, John Riley, Tony Scott, Adam Nussbaum, John Patitucci, Antonio Sanchez and many others.
// SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY:
Area - “Chernobyl 7991” sony music 1997
Marco Tamburini - “Frenico” caligola 2006
Stefano Bedetti quartet - “The bright side of the moon” philology 2007
Marco Tamburini international quintet - “Isole” emarcy 2007
Simone Zanchini quartet - “Casadei secondo me” stradivarius 2013
Simone Zanchini quintet - “ Don’t try this anywhere” inandout records 2015
Ratko Zjaka feat. Stefano Bedetti Renato Chicco Antonio Sanchez - “Life on heart” - inandout records 2018
THE BRIGHT SIDE OF THE MOON // STEFANO BEDETTI QUARTET
Stefano Bedetti tenor saxophone // Stefano Onorati fender rhodes // Stefano Senni double bass // Walter Paoli drums
// Philology records