Jeronimo Bassano

(before 1490 - ca. 1545)

Italian musician. Jeronimo Bassano is noteworthy for having been head of a family of Italian musicians--Anthony, Jacomo, Alvise, Jasper, John and Baptista--who moved from Venice to England and the household of Henry VIII to serve the court. Jeronimo himself never moved, however, but was listed in Venice as a "Maestro of the trumpets and shawms." It is not known whether he was related to the composer Giovanni Bassano, but it seems more than possible.

IVN: The Venetian Style