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LUCA DELL’ANNA


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Born in Ferrara, Italy, 1975,

studied classical and jazz piano in Ferrara and then Rome, first experience as a professional live musician when he was 19, he lives in Milano, Italy since 1999. He collaborates with many musicians in jazz, fusion, latin jazz projects, he has recorded many albums, such as “Tan T’Ien – the fourth Door” (http://www.lucadellanna.net/release/the-fourth-door/) with Ivo Barbieri and Francesco Cusa (http://www.francescocusa.it/bio.php) awarded amongst the first three best jazz albums for the year 2013 by the japanese “The Jazz Critique” Magazine. http://diskunion.net/jazz/ct/news/article/1/42831.  Also with Francesco Cusa he was in his trio “The Assassins” , participating with them at the “Acacia Jazz Festival” in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia http://www.lucadellanna.net/gallery/addis-ababa-ethiopia-wfrancesco-cusas-the-assassins/.  Amongst his other collaborations are remarkable those with Adam Rapa (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wzek_QhAGZY , http://www.adamrapa.com) , Maxx Furian  (http://www.nam.it/bovisa/maxx-furian.html) ,  Zane Wayne Massey (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/zane-massey-mn0000692208) . Walter Calloni (http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Calloni), Donato Scolese (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zazhN17WDcA), Fabio Concato, Giorgio di Tullio “Groove Laboratory” quartet, the Black Beat Movement (http://www.blackbeatmovement.com),  Triad Vibration (http://video.repubblica.it/rubriche/webnotte/webnotte-il-tribal-jazz-dei-triad-vibration/157306/155801), the Cuban Trumpet Player Gendrickson Mena (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzm-Kjm-HY8), Marco Mariani’s sextet, with which he records the album “Jazz & Movies 2” and participates to many jazz festivals including italian “MI-TO” http://www.lucadellanna.net/gallery/bjbu-mi-to-festival-sept-2012/, then again: the project “Rootless” with Francesco Bigoni and Danilo Gallo, founder of “El Gallo Rojo” Collective (http://www.elgallorojorecords.com/). With Adam Rapa he has many active collaborations such as Elisabeth Vik’s album “Beginnings” http://www.lucadellanna.net/release/elisabeth-breines-viks-beginnings/, with Ivo Barbieri, Alfredo Paixao (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8wc9bkXxrw) and Israel Varela (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCurNIA6Fb0). With Adam Rapa and Elisabeth Vik he was in Japan playing in his Musical Show “Evolution” http://www.lucadellanna.net/gallery/adam-rapas-evolution-japan-2012/ in Nagoya’s Century Hall, recording a big success and sold-out every re-run. He was in the orchestra with a cast of artists including musicians from the show “Blast” and award-winning acrobats from Le Cirque Du Soleil (http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/home/shows.aspx).

He also collaborates in the project “Zancle” with Serena Ferrara and Ivo Barbieri (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ47_PzAkxU) dedicated to the mix between jazz and mediterranean sounds.
Again with Israel Varela he has recorded in 2013 his trio album “Mana”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpjhkpP5X88 containing his compositions, a tribute to his passion for south-american and in particular Cuban music. Following the wave of popularity gained by “Tan T’Ien”,  “Mana” is now on sale in the Japanese market  http://ventoazul.shop-pro.jp/?pid=72849003

The italian Magazine “Jazzit” has recently published a two-page special with interview and review of “Mana” http://www.lucadellanna.net/review/my-interview-review-on-jazzit-magazine-n-81/.

Amongst the recent collaborations, he was in Denmark with Adam Rapa with the Prinsens Musikkorps and the brass band “Silkeborg Blæserne.” at Riverboat Jazz in Silkeborg, recently he also has participated at CIMVO in L’Olleria, Valencia, Spain with Elisabeth Vik’s quintet.

The song “Abre Los Ojos” from his album “Mana” has been included in the compilation “Jazz Bar 2014” (http://tower.jp/article/feature_item/2014/11/28/0115) and the song “Struggle Through Lucubration” has been included in the compilation “For Jazz Audio Fans Only vol.7” (http://www.catfish-records.jp/product/18239) both selected by the Japanese critic Yasukuni Terashima, one of the most appreciated Japanese Jazz Critics.

 

He has been invited as a guest in the international conference “Nauji vėjai“ (“Winds bring Changes“) in Palanga, Lituania, in duo with Adam Rapa for the closing concert.

He has been invited at the “Suisse Diagonales Jazz Festival” in Lugano, Switzerland, with his trio. Here an excerpt of his performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW2z9pQ-1zY

He is featured in the last edition of italian “Jazz Who’s Who” : “Dizionario del Jazz Italiano” by Flavio Caprera (Feltrinelli, 2014) , http://tinyurl.com/pzhbefm.

In May 25 , 2015 he publishes his CD “Symbiont” with Danilo Gallo and Michele Salgarello.

 

He is member of Walter Calloni’s Funk Trio (https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Calloni)  playing Hammond Organ with Luca Pasqua on guitar and Alessandro Carreri’s “AC Remake Trio” (http://www.alexcarreri.com/) with Maxx Furian (http://www.nam.it/bovisa/maxx-furian.html) on drums.

 

He is co-founder with Mariano Nocito (http://www.marianonocito.it/), Fabio Casali (http://www.rad1musicfactory.com/fabio-casali.html) , Luigi Scuri,  “Mr.Green” Quartet, playing Frank Zappa and Area’s repertoire with original arrangements.

 

 

With Serena Ferrara he tours in China with the project “Zancle”, performing in jazz festivals in Shenzhen, Shunde, Guangzhou, http://www.lucadellanna.net/gallery/zancle-chinese-tour-2015/ and at Golden Jazz Club in Zuhai.

 

He has been invited at Minsk Jazz Festival, Belarus, with the sax player Zane Wayne Massey from USA and Vadim Mikhailov , Sergey Korotkov from St.Petersburg.  http://www.lucadellanna.net/gallery/jazz-in-minsk-2015/

 

The italian Magazine “Jazzit” has recently published a full-page special with review of “Symbiont” (http://www.lucadellanna.net/review/symbiont-focus-page-on-jazzit-magazine-n-91/)