Born 1957, Angiolo Tarocchi is a composer, arranger, conductor, double bass
player, producer and educator. He studied composition at the Milano Conservatory with Franco Donatoni,
electronic composition, attended jazz classes with Giorgio Gaslini and took a Specialist
Certificate of Jazz Arranging at the Berklee College of Boston MA (USA), where was awarded the
"Herbie Hancock Celebrity Scholarship".
In the late ‘80s he founded the Jazz Chromatic Ensemble of which he has
been part as a composer, arranger and conductor ever since. He collaborated with numerous Italian and
foreign musicians, the rock ‘n roll legend Robbie Robertson among others, took part in festivals and
recorded two CDs.
As a multifaceted musician, he worked in the classic environment with
numerous chamber music ensembles that have commissioned compositions and arrangements of 20th-century
music performed in Italy and abroad. He also collaborated with the Teatro alla Scala of Milano.
He has been studying double bass with Enrico Fagone (principal of the
Lugano Italian Swiss Orchestra) and he is principal double bass of the World Doctors Orchestra, in
which he performs in some of the best concert halls around the world, among others the Berlin Phil,
Severance Hall, Strathmore Bethesda, Beijing Opera House and Yerevan Opera House.
Presently he is a teaching professor in Jazz Arranging at the Conservatory
of Piacenza, Italy.
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