Stefano D'Anna

tenor & soprano sax

enter

Tenor and soprano sax player and composer, born in Palermo, has performed and/or recorded, among many others, with: Pietro Leveratto, Marco Grillo, Angelo Cultreri, Giuseppe Mirabella, Joe Santoro, Valerio Abeni, Marco Vaggi, Tony Arco, Sandro Gibellini, Piero Di Rienzo, Francesco Sotgiu, Nicola Muresu, Mariano Tedde, Luca Piana, Antonio Zambrini, Jorge Rossy, Paolino Dalla Porta, Santiago Colomer, Francesca Corrias, Marcello Pellitteri, Raffaele Genovese, Marco Tamburini, Ignacio Berroa, Harvie S, Salvatore Bonafede, Fabrizio Sferra, Ares Tavolazzi, Mauro Schiavone, Emmanuel Bex, Ben Monder, JoAnne Brackeen, Pietro Ciancaglini, Pietro Lussu, Larry Grenadier, Jeff Ballard, Francesco Puglisi, Paul Jeffrey, Pietro Iodice, Marvi La Spina, Stefano Bollani, Lello Pareti, Walter Paoli, Francesco Barberini, Lanfranco Malaguti, Umberto Fiorentino, Enzo Pietropaoli, Enrico Pieranunzi, Diederik Wissels, Stefano Sabatini, Dario Deidda, Pietro Condorelli, Mimmo Cafiero, Giovanni Tommaso, Massimo Manzi, Enrico Bracco, Fabrizio Bosso, Carlo Morena, Rodrigo Gonçalves, Bruno Pedroso, Nelson Cascais, Vito Di Modugno, Nico Morelli, Norma Winstone, Sheila Jordan.



In 2005 Stefano D'Anna's CD "Runa" has been included in the seventh edition of "The Penguin Guide to CDs", obtaining a three and a half stars rating.

In 1998 Stefano D'Anna's CD "Carousel" has been rated "Best Italian Jazz CD" by Basimedia Magazine and it has also been included in "The Penguin Guide to CDs", obtaining a three stars rating.

In 1995 Stefano D'Anna's CD. "Leapin' in" has been included in "The Penguin Guide to CD, LP & Cassettes", obtaining a four stars rating i.e. the maximum available.



In 1992 Stefano 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".



Since 2020 he teaches Jazz Saxophone at Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Conservatory in Cagliari, Italy.

From 2015 to 2019 he taught Jazz Saxophone at Luca Marenzio Conservatory in Brescia, Italy.

From 2010 to 2014 he taught Jazz Saxophone at Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Conservatory in Cagliari, Italy.

Stefano D'Anna plays exclusively mouthpieces set up by Filippo Bucci, Rome.



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selected discography

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Soundscape

Stefano D'Anna, S'ard, 2013
Stefano D'Anna tenor sax, Enrico Bracco guitar, Matteo Marongiu bass, Gianrico Manca drums "S M L" (S. D'Anna)


"Heatwave" (S. D'Anna)


"Passaggio" (S. D'Anna)


"New Two" (S. D'Anna)


"Sa Boxi" (S. D'Anna)


"Soultown" (S. D'Anna)


"Blues Siete" (S. D'Anna)


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Songshine

Francesca Corrias, S'ard, 2012
Francesca Corrias vocals, Stefano D'Anna tenor & soprano sax, Alessandro Di Liberto piano, Filippo Mundula bass, Pierpaolo Frailis drums   Spotify  
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Open Letter To Mingus

Matteo Marongiu, Improvvisatore Involontario, 2012
Stefano D'Anna tenor sax, Alessandro Di Liberto piano, Matteo Marongiu bass, Roberto Migoni drums   Spotify  
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Open View

Paolo Carrus New Ensemble, S'ard, 2012
Stefano D'Anna soprano sax, Dario Pirodda alto sax, Andrea Morelli tenor sax, Valter Alberton tenor sax, Francesco Sangiuliano baritone sax, Paolo Carrus piano, Corrado Salis electric bass, Alessandro Garau drums   Spotify  
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Freeway

Raffaele Genovese, Alfa Music, 2011
Fabrizio Bosso trumpet, Stefano D'Anna tenor sax, Raffaele Genovese piano, Gioacchino Papa guitar, Marco Panascia bass, Marcello Pellitteri drums   Spotify  
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Gaetano Riccobono

Fino A Domani, Jazzy Records, 2011
Gaetano Riccobono vocals, Marco Tamburini trumpet and flugelhorn, Sergio Bernetti trombone, Luigi Grasso alto sax, Orazio Maugeri alto sax and clarinet, Stefano D'Anna tenor sax, Nevio Zaninotto tenor sax, Pasquale Grasso guitar, Andrea Pozza piano, Aldo Zunino bass, Massimo Chiarella drums   Spotify  
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A19

Stefano D'Anna - Mauro Schiavone, Splasc(h), 2004
Stefano D'Anna tenor sax, Mauro Schiavone piano, Olivia Sellerio vocals on # 10 "A 19" (S. D'Anna)


"Sheep Syndrome" (M. Schiavone)


"Ask No One" (S. D'Anna)


"No Sun" (M. Schiavone)


"Lu Silenziu" (S. D'Anna)


"Capo" (S. D'Anna)


"Nel Buio" (M. Schiavone)


"I've Seen It All" (Björk)


"My Man's Gone Now" (G. & I. Gershwin)


"Lu Silenziu" (S. D'Anna) vocal version, lyrics from a poem by Ignazio Buttitta


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Anthology - Le Strade Del Jazz

Stefano D'Anna trio meets JoAnne Brackeen, GO Four Records, 2006
Stefano D'Anna tenor sax, Joanne Brackeen piano, Pietro Ciancaglini bass, Lorenzo Tucci drums    
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Zagara e Sale

Fulvio Buccafusco, Splasc(h), 2005
Stefano D'Anna tenor sax, David Berkman piano, Fulvio Buccafusco bass, Atanas Papov drums, Florinda Piticchio on # 4, 7 "Tango Matto" (F. Buccafusco)


"Zagara e Sale" (F. Buccafusco)


"Mr. Van Gogh" (F. Buccafusco)


"Azure" (D. Ellington)


"Coffe House" (F. Buccafusco)


"Whatever It Is... It Is Red" (F. Buccafusco)


"Modinha" (A. C. Jobim)


"Wonderland" (F. Buccafusco)


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Runa

Stefano D'Anna, Splasc(h), 2004
Stefano D'Anna tenor & soprano sax, Pietro Ciancaglini bass, Mimmo Cafiero drums "Runa" (S. D'Anna)


"Up There" (S. D'Anna)


"38N 13E" (S. D'Anna)


"Blues to M. C." (S. D'Anna)


"Canto della Vicaría" (S. D'Anna)


"Stan" (S. D'Anna)


"Stocco" (S. D'Anna)


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Oboe Sommerso

Marvi La Spina Macchina di Suoni Jazz Orchestra, Dischi della Quercia, 2004
Massimo Laguardia voice and percussion, Anita Vitale voice, piano on # 5, Antonio La Placa, Mario Raja, Stefano D'Anna, Gaspare Palazzolo sax, Silvio Barbàra, Giovanni Calderone, Rosario Causa trumpet, Biagio Benenato french horn, Giuseppe Mendola trombone, Giuseppe Lo Cascio guitar, Luca Lo Bianco bass, Gianpaolo Terranova drums, Elena D'Anna background vocals on # 8, Marvi La Spina arrangements, conduction, piano   Spotify  
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Organ Grooves

Vito Di Modugno, Red Records, 2003
Fabrizio Bosso trumpet, Stefano D'Anna tenor sax, Sandro Gibellini guitar, Vito Di Modugno hammond organ, Massimo Manzi drums   Spotify  
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Due Colori

Antonio Zambrini, Splasc(h), 2002
Antonio Zambrini piano, Tito Mangialajo bass, Ferdinando Faraò drums, Stefano D'Anna tenor & soprano sax   Spotify  
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Parole, Parole

Lanfranco Malaguti, Splasc(h), 2000
Lanfranco Malaguti guitar, Stefano D'Anna tenor sax, Enzo Pietropaoli bass, Roberto Gatto drums - Recorded Jan. 1991   Spotify  
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Don't Forget The Poet

Enrico Pieranunzi, Challenge Records, 2000
Bert Joris trumpet & fluegelhorn, Stefano D'Anna tenor & soprano sax, Enrico Pieranunzi piano, Hein Van de Geyn bass, Hans Van Hosterhout drums   Spotify  
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Quattro Quinti Project

play the music of Francesco Barberini
Quattro Quinti, Splasc(h), 1998
Stefano D'Anna tenor & soprano sax, Stefano Bollani piano, Lello Pareti bass, Walter Paoli drums "Higher Depths" (F. Barberini)




"Childish Waltz" (F. Barberini)


"Satiesfied" (F. Barberini)


"Funky Sinuosi" (F. Barberini)


"Sereno Per Tre Quarti" (F. Barberini)


"Song For Hiromi" (F. Barberini)


"Flores Por Luca" (F. Barberini)


"Gargantua" (S. Bollani)


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Carousel

Stefano D'Anna, Splasc(h), 1998
Stefano D'Anna tenor sax, Fabio Zeppetella guitar, Pietro Ciancaglini bass, Roberto Gatto drums "Carousel" (S. D'Anna)


"Coolwalk" (S. D'Anna)


"Elena" (S. D'Anna)


"Coasting" (S. D'Anna)


"Seven Years" (S. D'Anna)


"Have A Nice Day" (S. D'Anna)


"La Valse" (S. D'Anna)


"Southern Comfort" (S. D'Anna)


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Triangles

Mimmo Cafiero, Splasc(h), 1997
Stefano D'Anna tenor & soprano sax, Pietro Condorelli guitar, Diederik Wissels piano, Dario Deidda electric bass, Mimmo Cafiero drums, percussion   Spotify  
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Waiting

Stefano Sabatini, Splasc(h), 1995
Stefano Sabatini piano, Stefano D'Anna tenor sax, Francesco Puglisi, Dario Deidda bass, Amedeo Ariano, Pietro Jodice drums   Spotify  
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In That Dawn Of Music

Enrico Pieranunzi, SNMJ, 1993
Enrico Pieranunzi piano, Stefano D'Anna tenor sax, Enzo Pietropaoli bass, Roberto Gatto drums    
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Inside Meaning

Lanfranco Malaguti, Splasc(h), 1993
Lanfranco Malaguti guitar, Stefano D'Anna tenor & soprano sax, Enzo Pietropaoli bass   Spotify  
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Love For Sale

Luca Flores, Splasc(h), 1993
Michelle Bobko, Tiziana Simona, Barbara Casini vocals, Fabio Morgera, Ilaria Kramer, Piero Borri trumpet, Nicola Stilo flute, David Murray tenor sax, Fulvio Sisti, Stefano D'Anna alto sax, Luca Flores piano, Riccardo Del Frà, Franco Nesti, Lello Pareti, Nicola Vernuccio bass, Stefano Rapicavoli, Alessandro Fabbri, Andrea Melani, Valerio Abeni, Walter Paoli, Giulio Capiozzo drums   Spotify  
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Campo Grande

Lanfranco Malaguti, Splasc(h), 1992
Lanfranco Malaguti guitar, Stefano D'Anna tenor sax, Enzo Pietropaoli bass   Spotify  
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Leapin' In

Stefano D'Anna, Splasc(h), 1992
Stefano D'Anna tenor sax & soprano sax, Enzo Pietropaoli bass, Fabrizio Sferra drums "Leapin' In" (S. D'Anna)


"Flocks" (S. D'Anna)


"In The Mob" (S. D'Anna)


"Calls" (S. D'Anna)


"No Wave" (S. D'Anna)


"Four Giants" (S. D'Anna)


"A Shady Waltz" (S. D'Anna)


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Do It

Aldo Vigorito, Ariston, 1991
Riccardo Fassi piano, Stefano D'Anna tenor & soprano sax, Aldo Vigorito bass, Alberto D'Anna drums    
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Inside Colors

Umberto Fiorentino, Gala Records, 1988
Umberto Fiorentino guitar, Stefano D'Anna tenor sax, Stefano Sastro piano & keyboards, Luca Pirozzi, Enzo Pietropaoli bass, Alberto D'Anna, Roberto Gatto drums   Spotify  
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Emersion

Mimmo Cafiero, ISMJ, 1986
Loredana Spata vocals, Paolo Fresu trumpet, Stefano D'Anna tenor sax, Salvatore Bonafede piano, Paolino Dalla Porta bass, Ettore Fioravanti drums, Mimmo Cafiero percussions    

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