In 1976 Roditi moved to New York from Boston and began the arduous process of establishing himself in the highly competitive atmosphere of the world's jazz capital. He quickly broke into the local circuit, performing and recording with Joe Henderson, Charlie Rouse, Herbie Mann, Tito Puente, McCoy Tyner, and Paquito D'Rivera. Beginning in 1989, Roditi traveled for several years as a member of Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nation Orchestra and then toured with The Jazz Masters, a Gillespie tribute group let by Slide Hampton. His solo work SYMPHONIC BOSSA NOVA with Ettore Stratta and the Royal Philharmonic earned Roditi a Grammy nomination in 1995.
Claudio integrates post-bop elements and Brazilian rhythmic concepts with ease and plays with power and lyricism. This versatility keeps him in demand as a leader, a studio musician and a sideman. He is also a composer and arranger and has thirteen critically acclaimed albums. Currently he leads his own band and frequently travels as a member of Dizzy Gillespie's United Nations Orchestra.
Red On Red (Greene Street 1984)
Claudio! (Uptown 1985)
Gemini Man (Milestone 1988)
Slow Fire (Milestone 1989)
Two Of Swords (Candid 1990)
Milestones (Candid 1990) - selected Best Jazz CD of 1992 by CD Review
Jazz Turns Samba (Groovin' High 1993)
Daywaves (Terra Musica (Brazil) 1993)
Free Wheelin' (Reservoir 1994)
Samba Manhattan Style (Reservoir 1995)
Claudio, Rio & Friends (Groovin’ High 1996)
Double Standards (Reservoir 1997)
Mind Games - Live (Summit 1998)