Julio Botti

* Started his musical career as a musician at age 8 with the Municipal Band of Bell Ville, Cordoba Argentina. * In 1996 graduates from “Escuela de Musica Popular La Colmena” Cordoba, Argentina. Julio Botti * Visits Brasilia, Brazil for the International Course of Music. He is selected to join the Symphonic Orchestra. He moves to New York City in 1998, where he studies with Bob Franceschini and Donny McCaslin. * In 2002 travels to Havana, Cuba to study Classical Saxophone at “La Escuela Nacional de Arte de La Habana”. He moves to Madrid, Spain in 2003 and creates the Jazz Quartet “Zafari Project”. In 2004, he is chosen to perform at the “Injuve Ibiza Festival”, shortly after Hotsak Errabel Record Label releases his first album, “Zafari Project”. * Recording and performing with Buddy Miles (Jimmy Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys) in 2004. His solo album “Lenguajes”, which incorporates South American rhythms with Spanish influences, is released in 2005. * Returns to New York City in 2007 to participate in various musical projects and recordings. Actively participates in the Latin Jazz scene, while trying to put more emphasis on South American rhythms. * Record Demo “South American Roots” featuring Quintino Cinalli, Percussionist and Drummer (Esperanza Spalding), and Leo Genovese, Pianist (Esperanza Spalding). Maestro Pablo Ziegler, Pianist to the late and great Astor Piazzolla, notices the project. * Develops Project “Buenos Aires Vanguard”, which focuses on New Tango. Special guest: Maestro Pablo Ziegler. * 2009 international tours with the “Pablo Ziegler Trio”, as a guest saxophonist. Sony Classical calls Erwin Schrott, an Opera Singer, to record saxophone in 2010 for his album “Rojo Tango”. * Performs at Symphony Space New York and Mondavi Center in Davis, CA as part of Maestro Pablo Ziegler’s “Beyond Tango” tour. * Recording his New Tango project in 2011 under Maestro Pablo Ziegler. from http://www.juliobotti.com

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