DUALIDAD: the many faces of tango
The love for jazz and its South American influences, expressed
by using classical instruments in a jazz context playing improvised
Bowed instruments have always
had a fascinating charm that led
me to spend a period of my life
first with the viola and then with
But whilst I was studying classical
music at the conservatory, I felt a
the love for jazz and its South
American influences growing
more and more in me.
The experience of those years did
not lead me to become a violin
or a viola player, instead it gave
me the opportunity to enter into
a dimension that I still want to
explore: I decided to combine
those two worlds by using
classical instruments in a jazz
context which covers a role that is
harmonious and rhythmic resulting
in an informal way of writing.
All this would not have been
possible without the
help of Stefano Bedetti who first
welcomed and supported the
idea and then created
arrangements of the songs, that
have exceeded all my
Jobim and Piazzolla accompanied
me during most of my life, I have
always loved their all natural
approach to music, and in a
sense the realization of this album
follows the same line where each
note is dictated by instinct and
leaving aside any superstructure.”
Rossella Cappadone - Voice
Rossella Cappadone was born in 1989
into a family of musicians and music
lovers in Bologna.
At the age of 12, she had begun
studying viola and violin at the
Conservatorio G. Rossini di Pesaro
before later focusing on jazz vocal
studies at the Conservatorio G.B.
Martini di Bologna.
As the winning finalist of the Massimo
Urbani Prize at the age of just 17,
Rossella was the recipient of a singing
scholarship at the Berklee Summer
School in Umbria.
Other subsequent awards include the
2009 Hengel Gualdi Jazz Award in
Bologna and first prize in the national
competition "Chicco Bettinardi" of the
city of Piancenza in 2014.
Since 2017 she has been working with
saxophonist and arranger Stefano
Bedetti on her first solo album
Stefano Bedetti Saxophone
Stefano Bedetti began to play tenor
saxophone at the age of 14.
He discovered jazz by 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
invited Stefano to play in his group.
Stefano Bedetti has performed with
many jazz stars including Jestofunk,
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.