Marco d'Ambrosio

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Marco d'Ambrosio is an Italian musician and composer notable for composing the soundtracks of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure 1993 and 2000 OVAs along with the Phantom Blood movie. His compositions for other anime include Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust and Fist of the Blue Sky.

Biography

When Marco was nine years old, his father would take him to festivals in Florence, Italy, where he would watch the bands march by and play their music. As a boy, Marco fell in love with wanting to play the trumpet and after emigrating to America, he finally had a chance to learn in elementary school.

Marco's compassion for music notably started to develop when he purchased the albums, Maurice André Plays Baroque Trumpet Concertos and Aerosmith's Toys in the Attic. Soon he became captivated by the soundtracks of films, particularly the classic collaborations of Federico Fellini, Nino Rota, and scores from many other composers such as Ennio Morricone, Bernard Herrmann, and Maurice Jarre.

In 2005, Marco was awarded the "prestigious film scoring fellowship" award from Sundance Institute. In 2009, he was chosen to partake in the "BMI Conducting Workshop" in Hollywood. He enjoyed his time co-arranging and performing with the Grateful Dead band member, Bob Weir. When Marco has some free time available and is not composing music, he likes to recharge his "creative flow" by working at a ranch with his wife, Terri d'Ambrosio, his son Armando, and the family dog, Diva.[2]

JoJo Discography

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Cover Name Composer # of Tracks Release Date
1 JoJo '93OSTVol.1BookletCover.jpg JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Original Soundtrack Vol. 1 Marco d'Ambrosio 11 November 3, 1993
2 Jojo OVA OST2.jpg JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Original Soundtrack Vol. 2 Marco d'Ambrosio 19 August 19, 1994
3 JoJoOVA3case.jpg JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Original Soundtrack Vol. 3 Marco d'Ambrosio 19 November 18, 1994
4 46 EndTitleCardPilot.png JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood Pilot Marco d'Ambrosio ??? 2004
5 JoJoMoviePosterFront.jpg JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood Movie Marco d'Ambrosio ??? February 17, 2007
6 Jojo OVA OST SC.png JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Stardust Crusaders Original Soundtrack Marco d'Ambrosio 27 May 25, 2007

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Trivia

  • Marco lent his voice in the 2000 OVA's as one of the Prisoners in Jotaro Kujo's Jail Cell.
  • Marco provided the sixteen minute Phantom Blood movie footage as course material for a sound design project at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California, but he dropped out.

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