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Maurizio Rolli is a three times graduate in double bass, electric bass and jazz music studies. He is currently teaching electric bass, double bass, Big band and Music Combo at Conservatorio “L.D’Annunzio” in Pescara, Italy.

He has recorded with: Peter Erskine, Mike Stern, Paolo Fresu, Danny Gottlieb, Otmaro Ruiz, Michael Manring, Hiram Bullock, Alex Acuña, Bob Mintzer, Scott Kinsey, Bill Evans, Matt Bissonnette Alfredo Impullitti, Pierre Favre, Fabrizio Bosso, Massimo Manzi,Javier Girotto, Roberto Ottaviano, Tino Tracanna, Paolo Damiani, Gianluigi Trovesi, and played with: Vince Mendoza, Chaka Khan, Jim Hall, Dave Weckl, Winton Marsalis, David Liebman, , Omar Hakim and Rachel Z “Trio of Oz”, Dean Brown, Bob Mintzer, Kelly Joyce, Virginia Raffaele, Teo Ciavarella, Flavio Boltro, Scott Colley, Diane Shuur, Enrico Pieranunzi, Mala Waldron, Israel Varela,Stephane Guillaume, Claude Barthelemy, Jacek Oelc, Maciej Sikala, Bartosz Hadala, Adam Wendt, Bruno Tommaso, Pino Minafra, Adam Makovicz, Femi Temowo, Russel Gloyd, Michael Riessler Bill Russo, Cameron Brown, Frank Marocco Rosario Giuliani, Ettore Fioravanti Marco Tamburini, Pietro Condorelli Mauro Negri, Gianpaolo Casati Marco Fumo Giorgio Gaslini etc…

He was bass player with “Dean Brown/Dave Weckl project”, in 2018,Omar Hakim & Rachel Z “Trio of OZ”, with “R.A.R.E.”, a quartet featuring Alex Acuña on percussions, Otmaro Ruiz on piano and Gianluca Esposito on saxes and with “Hiram Bullock X-perience” a trio featuring Hiram Bullock and Israel Varela.
He’s nowadays bass player with the Polish band “Jacek Pelc”.

Since September 2000 he’s director of the “Rolli’s tones” Big Band, which recorded with Michael Manring and Mike Stern the cd “Moodswings, a tribute to the music of Jaco Pastorius”, released in October 2001, the year of the 50th anniversary of Jaco’s birth. This cd was reviewed as Cd of the month on “Bass Player” Magazine and on “Jazzit” Magazine.

Nowadays that’s the first Big Band playing a repertory of songs by Heavy metal bands such as Iron Maiden, Rush, Yes, Led Zeppelin, Ozzy Osbourne, Aerosmith ecc.

He Produced an omonimous record with a painted cover by Legendary comic Illustrator Tanino Liberatore (Marvel’s Conan and Frank Zappa cover artist) with a stellar line up feat, Mike Stern, Peter Erskine, Hiram, Bullock, Bob Franceschini, Bob Sheppard and many others…

His composition “Dialoghi” is featured in “Bassics” Magazine cd with M.Manring, Jaco Pastorius, Peter Erskine, Jimmy Haslip, Alain Caron ecc… He has performed in several international festivals. He has been member as well as composer and arranger for the ‘Is Ensemble’, an orchestra formed by ISMEZ (Istituto per lo Sviluppo Musicale del Mezzogiorno Italian Institute for the development of Southern Italy), through a selection of more than 140 Italian musicians. The ensemble was awarded among the best band in jazz magazine Top Jazz 1997 referendum.

He has won several music competitions such as: Barga jazz ’97 (1° place awarded to his trio with Diana Torto and Filiberto Palermini); Biennale del Mediterraneo (‘Iceberg’ – Bologna ’98 -1° prize, with Alfredo Impullittis ‘Kaos Ensemble’); the Roccella Ionica ‘New Talents’ ’98 competition – in which he was first selected as member of the orchestra conducted by C. Barthelemy (conductor of the Vienna Art Orchestra and the France Jazz Orchestra) and then mentioned as orchestra best soloist (along with
Achille Succi and Walter Civettini); ‘Baronissi Jazz 2000’ (Max Ionata quartet). He was awarded 2nd place in ‘Massimo Urbani’ 2000 competition.

He has been assistant in clinics held by great musicians such as J. Patitucci, Anthony Jackson, M. Manring, Billy Sheehan, Dominique Di Piazza, Andy Timmons, H. ‘el negro’ Hernandez, M. Camilo, T. Clausen e S. Pyysalo and many others.

He has worked in Federico Fellini’s musical ‘Le notti di Cabiria’ under the direction of Saverio Marconi. He’s bass player in the Rai 1 national tv show “Notti sul ghiaccio”, “Usa la testa“,”Ciak si cantaȯ and “Miss Italia nel Mondo”. In 2017 he was bass player in the resident Orchestra of the TV Show “Facciamo che io ero” written and conducted by the multitalented Show girl phenomen Virginia Raffaele.

He’s One of the most known big band Arranger and composer in Italy and his work as One of the best music instructor is well known in the music field.
He works as instructor in Usa, Mexico, Italy ecc… holdin’ Masterclasse and clinics everywhere.

In 2010 He won a Pool as “Italian best jazz arranger/composer” (and second as bass player) for his “Rolli’s tones” cd and thanks to that work was invited from the world famous dutch “Metropole Orkest “ to work as arranger for Chaka Khan under Vince Mendoza Conduction.

He works with Chamber Orchestra “Istituzione sinfonica abruzzese” as arranger/orchestrator and bass soloist as well as Chicago Jazz Orchestra and many other College big band in U.S.A.