Roberto Cassani

Creator, Educator, Performer (individual)

Happy man with double bass. Improviser. Maker-upper of musical stories. Researcher. Educator. 

  1. Happy man with double bass - I love music because it made my life a lot of fun and it allowed me to express myself and see the world…and maybe even understand life a little bit. I play the biggest, most awkward and best instrument of all: the double bass. I have had an amazing mentor in the legendary English bassist Danny Thompson. Danny taught me that music comes from the heart. He is right, of course!
  2. Improviser - I improvise music because it is the truest form of musical self-expression. Whether I play jazz or other music, and whether or not it’s specifically improvised music…I do like to improvise (if allowed).
  3. Maker-upper of musical stories - I don’t like to call myself a composer or songwriter…I make up little stories with music and a little bitty words…these little scenes are the trampoline to improvisation and performance in the moment and they have taken me all over the world, allowing to meet a lot of people and have a lot of fun.
  4. Researcher - I am currently researching creative methods of making improvisation more accessible and fun, so it can be just as viable a method of self-expression as drawing a picture…for all ages!
  5. Educator - I run workshops and talk to kids and adults about “the joy of making music”: having fun with music in the moment, as a hugely important way to be happy and express who you are.

But most of all, I am a “human bean”, like you. I’m a husband and a dad, a son and a friend…and I’m delighted to be all of it.

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