The young Italian saxophonist and clarinetist Franceso Bearzatti surprised all and sundry in 1996 with his first solo album Suspended Steps. In the years following that feat, he developed a completely unique jazz language. For it, he brought together various formations with other young Italian outstanding musicians. Bearzatti often works on specific projects and his work incorporates a lot of political commitment. Last year, he released the album X (Suite For Malcolm), an ode to the African-American militant activist Malcolm X. He will perform with the group the Francesco Bearzatti Tinissima Quartet. It is a lineup consisting of trumpeter Giovanni Falzone, bassist Danilo Ballo and drummer Zeno de Rossi and the artist himself. In Rotterdam they will perform the complete X (Suite For Malcolm). Bearzatti will demonstrate that he is able, like no other, to make narrative, profound jazz accessible to a broad audience.