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Integrating post-bop elements and Brazilian rhythmic concepts into his palette with ease, Claudio Roditi plays with power and lyricism. This versatility keeps the trumpeter/flugelhornist in demand as a leader, a studio musician and a sideman.
Born in 1946 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, Roditi began his musical studies when he was just five years old. By the time he was 12, he had already become a serious jazz listener. Eight years later, he was named a finalist in the International Jazz Competition in Vienna, and the following year, he moved to Mexico City where he was active on the contemporary music scene.
Moving closer to New York, Roditi relocated to Boston in 1970 and studied at Berklee College of Music. Later he joined the faculty of the School of Contemporary Music and rounded out his schedule with club and concert performances. In 1976, Roditi finally made the move to the jazz mecca of the world, New York, which between tours and worldwide performances, he continues to call home.
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