"No doubt, Badoglio possesses a broad arsenal, and transmits a lyrical musical persona amid the hyper-mode, single note licks and complex, jazz guitar-like chord voicings. Moreover, the bassist's supersonic bass riffs are a wonder to behold, he's a formidable player who communicates warmth, sensitivity and an enviable technique."
Glenn Astarita, ALL ABOUT JAZZ
Considered as one of the most interesting and innovative bass players of the young generation and ex pupil of bass gurus Matthew Garrison and Dominique Di Piazza, Roberto started soon to gain attention in Italy after winning for 2 years in a row the “Italian Bass Contest” in 2002 and 2003 and becoming a finalist of the “European Bass Contest” in 2004, together with french bassist Hadrien Feraud.
In the year 2005 he moved to Boston to attend the Berklee College of Music where he also joined the ensemble of the famous pianist Joanne Brackeen and formed the Jazz-Fusion band Oddflow together with Hara Garacci and Louis Cato.
Oddflow released the album “Almost Even” the following year and started performing all around the east coast.
In 2007 he moved to New York and lived there till 2010, playing in the local Jazz scene and touring all around the world with avant-garde pop singer Adama.
During this period he also started a long term musical collaboration with well known Fusionkeyboardist and producer Steve Hunt (Allan Holdsworth, Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham) which led to Roberto´s first solo album “Re-Evaluation Time”, published in 2010 under Steve´s record label “Spice Rack” and featuring Marty Richards and Pablo De Biasi on drums.
Re-Evaluation Time gained worldwide recognition, being top seller on the Jazz-Fusion online shop “Abstract Logix” it also entered the “top five” in many jazz-oriented music radio charts.
At the moment Roberto is living in Berlin, performing with several different projects like the “Silent Jazz Ensemble”, “Engel-Badoglio duo”, “Roy Louis Band”, “Andrea Marcelli quartet”, “Resident of the Future” and many others.
Recently he started an International Fusion band together with world star drummer Virgil Donati, Steve Hunt on keys and Bjoessi Kluetsch on guitar, they recorded a new album during the summer of 2012 that will be soon released. In the meanwhile he also recorded the cd of the new “Silent Jazz Ensemble” which he composed together with multi instrumentalist Helmut Engel-Musehold.
Today his main focus lies on the “Roberto Badoglio Trio” featuring Marko Djordjevic on drumsand Bjoessi Kluetsch on guitar which offers a powerful and fresh combination of Modern Jazz, Drum&Bass, Rock and Grunge.