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Stefano Bollani

Primary Instrument: Piano

Stefano Bollani

At the age of six, wanting to become a singer, Stefano Bollani would accompany himself on the family keyboard. A few years later, he recorded a cassette of himself singing and playing, which he sent to his idol Renato Carosone, along with a letter explaining his dream. Carosone replied advising him to listen to a lot of blues and jazz, and so Bollani did.

His first record was the second volume of the jazz encyclopaedia published by Fratelli Fabbri. At age 11, he enrolled at the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory of Florence, where he received his diploma in piano in 1993.

At age 15, he tread the boards professionally, playing mostly pop, at the same time studying under Luca Flores, Mauro Grossi, and Franco D'Andrea whose seminars he attended at Siena Jazz....
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Chick Corea/Stefano Bollani, Orvieto (ECM, 2011)
Stefano Bollani/NDR Big Band, Big Band! (Verve, 2011)
Riccardo Chailly/Stefano Bollani, George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Concerto in F (Decca, 2011)
Stefano Bollani/Jesper Bodilsen/Morten Lund, Stone in the Water (ECM, 2009)
Enrico Rava, New York Days (ECM, 2009)
Stefano Bollani, Carioca (Emarcy/Universal Music Italia, 2008)
Stefano Bollani, Jazz Italiano Live (L'Expresso, 2007)
Stefano Bollani, Piano Solo (ECM, 2006)
Enrico Rava, The Third Man (ECM, 2006)
I Visionari, I Visionari (Label Bleu, 2006)
Stefano Bollani/Jesper Bodilsen/Morten Lund, Gleda: Songs from Scandinavia (Stunt Records/Sundance Music, 2005)
Enrico Rava, TATI (ECM, 2004)
Stefano Bollani, Concertone (Label Bleu, 2004)
Stefano Bollani, L'Orchestra del Titanic (Millesuoni, 2003)
Enrico Rava, Easy Living (ECM, 2003)
Stefano Bollani, Smat Smat (Label Bleu, 2003)
Stefano Bollani, Abassa la tua Radio (Ermitage, 2001)
Stefano Bollani, Mambo Italiano (Philology, 1999)
Enrico Rava, Shades of Chet (Label Bleu, 1999)
Stefano Bollani, Gnòsi delle fanfole (Sonica, 1998)

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