Saxophonist, bass clarinetist, arranger and composer Claudio Jr De Rosa (1992) is a rising musician in the European Jazz Scene. Listed in the Top 10 of “Italian Emerging Artists” in 2017, he is as well the winner of several international competition. (“2016 1st Asian Saxophone Congress, Taiwan”, Premio Nazionale “Chicco Bettinardi 2016”, “Louis van Dijck Jazz Award 2016”, to name a few)

Graduated cum Laude with a Master Degree in Classical and Contemporary Saxophone at the Salerno and Rome Conservatories at age 21 (discussing a thesis regarding the Neurological implications During Improvisation), he eventually completed the Master in Jazz Saxophone at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag. Since 2007, he performed in many important international venues in Italy, France, England, Belgium, the Netherlands, Taiwan, Spain, and Poland, Canada.

As an arranger, He wrote music for the NJSO, the New Talents Jazz Orchestra, the KonCon Big Band, Filarmonica di Belluno, the CvA Big Band, Call It Sextet, the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, CJDR Jazz Ensemble. In December 2015 the Dutch Ministry of Finance commissioned him “The Business Suite” for small Big Band. In March 2016 he won the prestigious “Louis van Dijck Jazz Award 2016” for arrangers.

In February 2016 he released his first album with Zadeno Trio, “Holes in the Ground” with “Emme Record Label; this CD was followed by “The Step Forward” in May 2018.

In May 2017 his CD “Groovin’ Up!” is released and distributed by the Italian label “Incipit Record” (distr. EGEA Music), receiving great feedbacks from press and critique. Since 2017 the CJDR Jazz 4et performed in Festivals and venues like North Sea Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz (Artist Residence), Lantaren Venster, Veneto Jazz, Getxo International Jazz and many others.

The next chapter of the CJDR 4et will be out in Spring 2019.



Zadeno Trio

Composer, Arranger, Band Leader

Zadeno Trio is an internationally multi-awarded Jazz trio born in 2014.
Formed entirely by Italian musicians, the trio, under the guidance of the young and talented Neapolitan saxophonist Claudio Jr De Rosa, is exploring and stretching the jazz language with a unique and personal sound achieved by performing over 150 concerts all over Europe and in Taiwan.
In May 2018 Zadeno Trio released ``The Step Forward``, following up the success obtained with the first record of 2016, ``Holes in the Ground``. Both records are published by ``Emme Records Label``.


Claudio Jr De Rosa Jazz 4et


After leading several bands and touring extensively across Europe, in 2016 Claudio Jr De Rosa gave birth to the ``CJDR Jazz 4et``. This ambitious project features talented musicians from all over Europe based in the Netherlands.
The music of the CJDR Jazz 4et is deeply rooted in the hard/post-bop tradition, but it is quickly evolving in more moderns perspectives.
``Groovin' Up!`` (Incipit Records) is the first album from the CJDR Jazz 4et! Check out more on http://claudiojrderosa.com/claudio-jr-de-rosa-4tet/
Thanks to this work De Rosa was included in the Top 10 Italian Emerging Artist from the annual survey ``Top Jazz`` from Musica Jazz. The band performed in the top jazz festivals of both Italy and the Netherlands, including North Sea Jazz Festival and Umbria Jazz.
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“De Rosa highlight a great individuality, lyric and instrumental skills definitely out of the norm”

(Andrea Tofanelli, trumpet player)

“De Rosa has a beautiful full sound, according to the recipe of the jazz tradition with a spell of Coltrane, a touch of Rollins and the speed of Johnny Griffin”

(Tom Beetz, journalist, jazzflits, the Netherlands, 2016)

“De Rosa has a particularly lovely – and typically light, sunny Italian – tone on soprano. (…) His songs are strongly structured with some catchy hooks and pretty melodies”

(Peter Bacon, London Jazz News)

“Interesting interpretations and an overall sound of great impact”

(Bruno Pollacci, journalist, radio speaker)