With more than 500 original compositions and over 50 albums released as leader, jazz saxophonist Javier Girotto is undoubtedly one of Argentina’s best known musicians worldwide, counting over 150 appearances as session musician with top-notch artists and thousands of concerts at all latitudes. He has Italian origins and has lived in Rome since the 1990s. His music reflects the rediscovering of his South American origins, and Aires Tango, one of his favourite groups, is a beacon for those who follow of the evolution of tango in Europe.
In his career he played with Enrico Rava, Ralph Towner, Rita Marcotulli, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker, Danilo Perez, Gary Burton, Antonello Salis, Kenny Wheeler, Jeff Ballard, Avishai Cohen, Paul mc Candless, Paolo Fresu, Miroslav Vitous, Michele Campanella, Wdr Big Band Koeln Germany, Orchestra Jazz Concertgebouw Amsterdam Holland and Alexander Balanescu, in a possibly incomplete list. He had theatre collaborations with Ivano Marescotti, Lella Costa, Arnoldo Foà, Valerio Mastrandrea, Leo Gullotta, Salman Rushdi, Tony Servillo, Peppe Servillo, Neri Marcorè, Samuele Bersani, Giuliana de Sio, Davide Riondino, Fabrizio Gifuni and many others. He performed at major national and international festivals, including Umbria Jazz and the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival, and at important radio and television stations worldwide. “Javier Girotto is a tireless creative musician. In his career he has been the main actor of extraordinary musical endeavours such as the album Tango Nuevo Revisited (Act), which celebrates the synergy between tango and jazz.” Luigi Onori, Il Manifesto