Italian post-bop jazz trumpet player.
Born: 5 November 1973 in Turin, Italy.
Bosso started playing at the age of five, studying under his father. The young prodigy graduated from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Turin only ten years later at fifteen.
While in school he discovered jazz, playing with a big band and in small combos. Upon graduating he was awarded a scholarship to study at St. Mary's College in Maryland, USA, where he continued to pursue his new love of improvisation.
Starting in 1993, he garnered a national reputation for his flawless technique and exceptionally personal sound, touring under bandleaders like George Russell, Dave Liebman, and the great Steve Coleman. The next year he won Summertime Jazz's Best Band with his quintet, who were soon to make their recording debut.
From around 1999 he has regularly worked with many artists on the Schema label, including notably Nicola Conte, et al.
Aged 26, Bosso's first album as a bandleader was under name Fabrizio Bosso Quintet for album "3311444" (2000) on Red Records. Impressing critics worldwide, he won the Miglior Nuovo Talento (Best New Talent) award, chosen in a survey through the Musica Jazz magazine.
His second outing as frontman would be for the Blue Note label with "You've Changed" (2007), which furthered Bosso's reputation as one of the most technically impressive young jazz trumpet talents in the world.
Since 2008, he has been working regularly with saxophonist Max Ionata.