tenor and soprano sax
JoAnne Brackeen, Lanfranco Malaguti, Umberto
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
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
Formed the D'Anna Trio in 1991
with Enzo Pietropaoli and Fabrizio Sferra.
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
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.
D'Anna trio Runa
Splasc(h) 2004 (click)
Spina Macchina di Suoni Jazz Orchestra Oboe Sommerso Dischi della Quercia 2003 (click)
Zambrini Due Colori
Abeat 2003 (click)
Modugno Organ Grooves
Open Jazz Orchestra Plays Sicilian Songs Splasc(h) 2001
Lanfranco Malaguti Parole, Parole Splasc(h) 2000
Pieranunzi Don't Forget
the Poet Challenge 1999
D'Anna Quartetto Carousel Splasc(h) 1998
Quattro Quinti Quattro Quinti Splasc(h) 1998
Fiorentino Ulisse High
Pieranunzi In that Dawn
of Music SNMJ 1993
Malaguti Inside Meaning
Flores Love for Sale
Malaguti Campo Grande
D'Anna Trio Leapin' in Splasc(h) 1992
Vigorito Do It
Siciliana OJS Plays the Music of
Carla Bley Xtrawatt 1990
Umberto Fiorentino Inside Colors Gala 1988
"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
Brian Morton - JazzReview
"Stefano D’Anna is remindful of Brecker and Garbarek..."
"...his playing is well-crafted and careful"
Chris Kelsey -
"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
Brian Morton & Richard Cook - "The Penguin Guide to Jazz"
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