FRANCESCO CROSARA is a Seattle-based Italian jazz pianist/composer, available for performance in trio, quartet, or solo formats. Originally from Milan, Italy, Crosara’s music melds an impressive mix of jazz improvisation, a romantic vein from his classical training, along with Latin influences. His major piano influences are Chick Corea, Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, and Herbie Hancock.
Crosara stands among the European-bred jazz greats, performing over the years with the likes of Lionel Hampton, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Hargrove, Von Freeman, Richie Cole, Gabe Baltazar, Barbara Morrison, Lilian Terry, and more. His recordings have featured a multicultural and international array of musicians.
Since 2017, the U.S. Pacific Northwest can claim his talents, too, as he’s demonstrated an eagerness to contribute to the local scene. Crosara was selected to perform at the 2021 Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle and has been featured two years in a row in the trend-setting Earshot Jazz: The Second Century series for his bold and innovative music composition and video work. In Seattle he routinely collaborates with local stalwarts like Clipper Anderson, Mark Ivester, D’Vonne Lewis, Jeff Busch, Osama Afifi, Farko Dosumov, Cliff Colòn, and more.
FRANCESCO JAZZ is the brand name of Francesco Crosara’s musical concepts. Its vision is to provide a source of joy, comfort, escape and healing through original jazz compositions, improvisation, and jazz standards revisited. The mission of FrancescoJAZZ is to guide the listeners into a musical journey that provokes a variety of emotions, and ultimately, has a positive impact on their lives.