Severino Gazzelloni

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Severino Gazzelloni
Background information
Birth name Severino Gazzelloni
Born (1919-01-05)5 January 1919
Origin Roccasecca, Italy
Died 21 November 1992(1992-11-21) (aged 73)
Genres Classical, jazz
Occupation(s) Player
Instruments Flute
Years active 1942–1992

Severino Gazzelloni (5 January 1919 – 21 November 1992) was an Italian flute player.


He was born in Roccasecca and died in Cassino. Gazzelloni was the principal flautist with the RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Turin for 30 years and dedicatee of many works.[1] Composers including Luciano Berio (Sequenza I for solo flute, 1958), Pierre Boulez, Bruno Maderna and Igor Stravinsky wrote pieces for him.[2]


Gazzelloni was also a flute teacher. Some of his notable pupils include jazz player Eric Dolphy, classical flautist Abbie de Quant, flautist Ann Cherry, composer Norma Beecroft, and audio engineer Marina Bosi. Dolphy honored Gazzelloni by naming a composition for him which he included in his 1964 Out to Lunch! album.[3][4][5]

Live jazz performances

In summer 1976 he toured through Italy, performing with classical pianist Bruno Canino and a jazz combo that included Enrico Intra (piano), Giancarlo Barigozzi (tenor saxophone), Pino Presti (electric bass), Tullio De Piscopo (drums), and Sergio Farina (electric guitar).[6]


  • 1980: "FF.SS." - Cioè: "...che mi hai portato a fare sopra a Posillipo se non mi vuoi più bene?"


  1. ^ severino gazzelloni in “Enciclopedia Italiana” – Treccani. (1909-04-04). Retrieved on 2012-03-09.
  2. ^ Severino Gazzelloni in Dizionario Biografico – Treccani. Retrieved on 2012-03-09.
  3. ^ Eric Dolphy: Gazzelloni – | Jazz Music – Jazz Artists – Jazz News Archived 2010-02-06 at the Wayback Machine.. (1964-02-25). Retrieved on 2012-03-09.
  4. ^ Abbie de Quant, flute. Retrieved on 2012-03-09.
  5. ^ Album Canadian Composers Portraits: Norma Beecroft Disk 2 Archived 2010-12-17 at the Wayback Machine.. (1934-04-11). Retrieved on 2012-03-09.
  6. ^ Liceo Musicale Stradivari


  • Alessandra Vaccarone, Riflessi d'un flauto d'oro. Severino Gazzelloni e la letteratura flautistica contemporanea (1952-1980), Rome, Riverberi Sonori, 2002.

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