Massimiliano Rolff's music, founded on a deep knowledge of the jazz tradition combined with a personal taste for composition, has become in recent years a point of reference for many lovers of jazz music in Italy and in Europe.
Appreciated composer and refined arranger, Massimiliano Rolff in the last 15 years has played continuously in the best Jazz Clubs and Festivals in Europe, the Americas and Asia, as a leader and alongside some of the most important jazz players on the international scene, releasing eight albums as a leader and dozens as a sideman. He has played in festivals, clubs and theaters and embassies in Italy, Holland, France, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Bulgaria, Israel, Turkey, Argentina, Uruguay, China, Hong Kong, Japan, USA. Among his collaborations we remember the groups with extraordinary musicians such as Steve Grossman, Scott Hamilton, Jesse Davis, Phil Woods, Dave Schnitter, Perico Sambeat, Eric Legnini, Danny Grissett, Eliot Zigmund, Peter King, Herb Geller, Rachel Gould, Gilad Atzmon. In the italian context Rolff often appears alongside musicians friends such as Dado Moroni, Fabrizio Bosso, Emanuele Cisi, Andrea Pozza, Enzo Zirilli, Andrea Dulbecco, U.T. Gandhi, Paolo Damiani, Flavio Boltro, Gabriele Mirabassi, Tino Tracanna, among others.
Since 2006 he has released 8 albums as a leader and composer, winning many awards, with important feedbacks from audiences and international critics. There are dozens of his appearances as a sideman on as many albums. In 2008 he founded with other musicians the Count Basie Jazz Club in Genoa, and since 2010 he has been a jazz teacher in many Italian Conservatories.