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Stefano D'Anna
tenor and soprano sax

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Performed and/or recorded with:
JoAnne Brackeen, Lanfranco Malaguti, Umberto Fiorentino, Roberto Gatto, Enrico Pieranunzi, Fabrizio Sferra, Enzo Pietropaoli, Mimmo Cafiero, Stefano Sabatini, Dario Deidda, Pietro Condorelli, Giovanni Tommaso, Ettore Fioravanti, Stefano Battaglia, Massimo Manzi, Fabio Zeppetella, Pietro Ciancaglini, Lorenzo Tucci, Sandro Gibellini, Fabrizio Bosso, Mario Raja, Antonio Zambrini, Tito Mangialajo, Ferdinando Faraò, Vito Di Modugno, Marvi La Spina, Norma Winstone, Steve Swallow, Gary Valente, Jack Walrath, Bob Mintzer, Archie Shepp, Ernie Wilkins, Mel Lewis, Steve Grossman, Nat Adderley, Jimmy Cobb, Walter Booker, Sam Rivers, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Francy Boland, Paul Jeffrey, Bob Brookmeyer, Gil Evans, Carla Bley, Lester Bowie, Michael Torke, Pete Rugolo, Hein Van De Geyn, Joseph Bowie, Sheila Jordan, Sarah Jane Morris.

photo by Alberto GottardelliFormed the D'Anna Trio in 1991 with Enzo Pietropaoli and Fabrizio Sferra.

This trio completed a recording titled "Leapin' in", which won him unanimous appraisal from the critics all over Italy and was also well reviewed abroad and in the USA.

"Leapin' in" has also been included in "The Penguin Guide to CD, LP & Cassettes", obtaining a rating of four stars, i.e. the maximum available.

In 1992 D'Anna has won the yearly critics poll "Top Jazz", held by the Italian magazine "Musica Jazz", resulting first in the category "Best New Talent".

In 1998 his CD "Carousel" has been rated "Best Italian Jazz CD" by Basimedia Magazine and it has also been included in "The Penguin Guide to CD, LP & Cassettes", obtaining a rating of three stars.

Appeared with his own band and as a featured soloist in various Jazz Festivals and clubs all over Europe, in Milan, Bologna, Vignola, Karlowy Vary, Prague, Grénoble, Rome, Géneve, Gorizia, Porto, Fano, Lisbon, Braga, Loures, Marinha Grande, Aosta, Marsala, Cracow, Paris, Como, Nantes, Roccella Jonica, Coimbra, Atina, Madeira, Terni, Ancona.

He is currently leading his own band, playing with Antonio Zambrini quartet and freelancing in many groups.

Selected discography:
Stefano D'Anna trio Runa Splasc(h) 2004 (click)
Marvi La Spina Macchina di Suoni Jazz Orchestra Oboe Sommerso Dischi della Quercia 2003  (click)
Antonio Zambrini Due Colori Abeat 2003  (click)
Vito Di Modugno Organ Grooves Red Records 2003  (click)
Open Jazz Orchestra Plays Sicilian Songs Splasc(h) 2001
Lanfranco Malaguti
Parole, Parole Splasc(h) 2000
Enrico Pieranunzi Don't Forget the Poet Challenge 1999
Stefano D'Anna Quartetto Carousel Splasc(h) 1998   (click)
Quattro Quinti Quattro Quinti Splasc(h) 1998
Mimmo Cafiero Triangles Splasc(h) 1997
Stefano Sabatini
Waiting Splasc(h) 1995
Umberto Fiorentino
Ulisse High Tide 1995
Enrico Pieranunzi In that Dawn of Music SNMJ 1993
Lanfranco Malaguti
Inside Meaning Splasc(h) 1993
Luca Flores Love for Sale Splasc(h) 1993
Lanfranco Malaguti
Campo Grande Sentemo 1992
Stefano D'Anna Trio Leapin' in Splasc(h) 1992
Aldo Vigorito Do It Ariston 1991
Orchestra Jazz Siciliana OJS Plays the Music of Carla Bley Xtrawatt 1990
Umberto Fiorentino
Inside Colors Gala 1988
Mimmo Cafiero Emersion ISMJ 1986

Some opinions:
"Stefano D'Anna is a saxophonist I have been watching carefully since first hearing him; he's a soulful tenor player, sinewy, linear, full of ideas"
John Corbett -
Down Beat

"Stefano D’Anna is a charming stylist"
Brian Morton -
JazzReview

"Stefano D’Anna is remindful of Brecker and Garbarek..." "...his playing is well-crafted and careful"
Chris Kelsey -
Cadence

"there's an evenness to his line which gives his solos an irresistible flow; and a steely clarity to his tone that doesn't detract from his lyricism. A stunning recital all round."
Brian Morton & Richard Cook - "
The Penguin Guide to Jazz"



Stefano D'Anna
Runa




Marvi La Spina
Macchina di Suoni Jazz Orchestra
Oboe Sommerso


For contacts and information:
Stefano D'Anna
email: mf2098@freepass.it
web: http://www.stefanodanna.com

Festival Jazz & Workshops - Viaggiano 2003



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