Claudio Roditi was born in Rio de Janeiro on may 28th, 1946. His native Brazilian music upbringing almost took a back seat as he became enamoured with jazz and heard recordings of Louis Armstrong, Harry James and other American trumpeters, all of this by the age of nine. By the time he was thirteen, thanks to an American uncle's record collection, he was familiar with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis.
Arriving in the United States in 1970 to study at Berklee School of Music, his interest grew and he became influenced by Clifford Brown and Lee Morgan. In 1976 he moved to New York and began to establish himself in the highly competitive atmosphere.
|Recommended recordings:||"Two of Swords"||Candid CCD 79504|
|"Free Wheelin'"||Reservoir RSR CD 136|
|"Samba-Manhattan Style"||Reservoir RSR CD 139|
|"Double Standards"||Reservoir RSR CD 148|
|"Double Take"||Cats Paw CPD-6401|