2021 Jazz Aid Fund grantee Giulio Xavier Cetto is a bassist, composer and vocalist based in San Francisco, California. Known for exploring multiple genres and styles, Giulio’s study of music spans continents and generations. Giulio is influenced by his Venezuelan-Italian heritage, Bay Area rap music, and his jazz and classically-trained family.
Between gigging as the bassist for two-time Grammy Award winning artist Fantastic Negrito, Giulio composes original works of music and plans to release his first album in 2021. He has recorded with artists like Aaron Janik, Javier Santiago, Omree Gal-Oz, Arlyn Anderson, Spellling, and Kev Choice and has played in notable venues such as SF Jazz, Yoshi’s Oakland, the Yerba Buena Theater, Zellerbach Playhouse, Black Cat, and the Great American Music Hall. He has played music abroad in Russia, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Singapore, Italy, Abu Dhabi, Ireland, Canada, US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
He has also shared the stage with notable musicians such as Yosvany Terry, Eric Harland Quartet ft. Ben Wendel & James Francies, Eric Reed, Steve Turre’s Eulipion All Stars ft. Carl Allen, Vincent Herring, James Carter, and Matt Clark, also Roy Mc Curdy, Dayna Stephens, Matt Wilson, Joe Gilman, Stacy Dillard, Eric Wyatt, Theo Croker, Akira Tana, Faye Carol, Ernie Watts, Sean Jones, Mike Aaberg, Warren Wolf, Joel Ross, Kassa Overall, Melanie Charles, Jacam Manricks, The Le Boeuf Brothers, De’Sean Jones, KNMDK, and more.
"Holding On" (Excerpt)Giulio XavierCommissioned by San Jose Jazz
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