Nunzio Rotondo

Nunzio Rotondo (11 December 1924 – 15 September 2009) was an Italian jazz trumpeter and bandleader, born in Palestrina.

Rotondo began on piano in his youth before taking up trumpet, and had already played with Louis Armstrong on that instrument by the end of the 1940s. Early in the 1950s he played with Flavio Ambrosetti, Bill Coleman, Roy Eldridge, Duke Ellington, Zoot Sims, and Toots Thielemans, and also led his own ensembles which included, among others, Gil Cuppini, Roberto Nicolosi, and Romano Mussolini. In the 1960s, Rotondo did little live performing, but played frequently on radio broadcasts with Gato Barbieri, Franco D'Andrea, Pierre Favre, and Mal Waldron. He continued working with D'Andrea through the early 1970s. He was less active in the 1980s and 1990s.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 11, 1924 (Rome), Died September 15, 2009 (Rome)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, leader, composer

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) CB13137 10-in. 3/27/1952 Stelle filanti Nunzio Rotondo ; Sestetto Nunzio Rotondo dell' Hot Club di Roma Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet, leader, composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CB13139 10-in. 3/27/1952 Cool city Franco Raffaelli ; Sestetto Nunzio Rotondo dell' Hot Club di Roma Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet, leader, composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rotondo, Nunzio," accessed February 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/362389.

Rotondo, Nunzio. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/362389.

"Rotondo, Nunzio." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 February 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/362389

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