Giacobbe Basevi, known as Giacobbe Cervetto, (1680 – 14 January 1783) was an Anglo-Italian musician of Jewish descent, born in Livorno, who was an important classical cellist and composer of Baroque music for cello in 18th century England, where he arrived in 1728. He became solo cellist at the Drury Lane Theatre, where the musician and music historian Charles Burney met him when he joined the theatre's orchestra in the season of 1744/45. reported that Cervetto had "brought the violoncello into favour, and made us nice judges of that instrument."
His son James Cervetto (1747–1837) was a cellist and composer for his instrument. Text source : Wikipedia (Hide extended text) ... (Read all)