Born: October 3, 1971 Primary Instrument: Bass, electric
Pierluigi Balducci began his musical career as a classical guitarist, then dedicated himself to the bass guitar.
He released various albums under his name, always striving for a composition between African-American Jazz language and European classical and ethnical traditions. He has achieved a significant balance between writing and improvisation. He performed at numerous festivals and Jazz clubs throughout Europe and has collaborated with Ernst Reijseger, Robert Bonisolo, Luciano Biondini, Paul McCandless, John Taylor, Gabriele Mirabassi, Javier Girotto, Fabrizio Bosso, Fabio Zeppetella, Antonio Tosques and others. He is also member of the Nuevo Tango Ensamble. He wrote the sound track for Catherine Breillat's film A ma soeur, which was shown at the Berlin Filmfestival (2001). His ensemble also recorded the sound track Edoardo Winspeare's latest film, Galantuomini. He teaches bass guitar for Jazz at some Italian universities.
Important Italian jazz magazines such as “JazzIt” and Jazzmagazine have published interviews with him, identifying him as a talented composer and as one of the new faces in Italian jazz. Moreover his recordings have been reviewed by Cadence (USA), Jazz Magazine (France), Musica Jazz (Ita), and many specialized newspapers.
Awards:Top Jazz 2009: Best composer (3rd place) Jazzit Award 2010 - 2011 - 2012: included in the top ten of best Italian electric bass jazz players
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Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students
Conservatorio 'Giacomantonio' - Cosenza - Italy Conservatorio 'Gesualdo da Venosa' - Potenza - Italy Conservatorio 'Duni' - Matera - Italy