Born in Italy, Francesco Losavio began studying electric and double bass with Silvia Bolognesi, Pietro Leveratto and Ferruccio Spinetti at Siena Jazz University, where he also studied composition with Bruno Tommaso and Roberto Spadoni, obtaining his degree in 2016. He continued his studies in Switzerland at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts studying with Heiri Kaenzig, Christian Weber and Bänz Oester. Then classical double bass at the Zurich Conservatory of Music with Andreas Cincera and at the same time jazz at the Zurich University of the Arts with Dominique Girod, where he obtained his degree in music education.
From 2012 Francesco has the opportunity to play and study with such great international musicians as Furio Di Castri, Matt Penmann, Larry Grenadier, Mark Turner, David Virelles, Reuben Rogers, Claudio Fasoli, Maurizio Giammarco, Ettore Fioravanti, Theo Blackmann, John Taylor, Tim Berne and Steve Lehman. In 2014 attend the International Summer Workshop of Siena Jazz. Since 2013 perform with a lot of jazz ensemble and big band. From the same year until 2016 attend the “Permanent Laboratories for Musical Research” conducted by Stefano Battaglia, workshop about musical research, improvisation and composition.
He played in several projects with musicians such as Michael Formanek, Norbert Pfammatter, Hans Feigenwinter, Christoph Grab, Ohad Talmor, Alessandro Giachero, Perico Sambeat and Jean-Paul Brodbeck. Until now performed in clubs and festivals in Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Holland and Germany taking part to the production of several albums.
He founded two bands: “Directions” (released in 2021 with L. Gernet. N. Wenger, S. Frischknecht) and “Congreunt Circles” (with P. Almeida and B. Stanek), two stylistically very different projects that contain only original compositions written by himself.
The influences received between the intersection of genres as jazz, classical music and free improvisation have contributed to lead him to an intense research on instrumental aspects, composition and improvisation that continuously inspires his music.
Francesco currently lives in Basel, performs and teaches to people of all ages.