Severino Gazzelloni

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

Severino Gazzelloni
Background information
Birth nameSeverino Gazzelloni
Born(1919-01-05)January 5, 1919
OriginRoccasecca, Italy
DiedNovember 21, 1992(1992-11-21) (aged 73)
GenresClassical, jazz
Years active1942–1992


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, flautists Ann Cherry and Carol Wincenc, 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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