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Pierluigi Balducci

Born: October 3, 1971    Primary Instrument: Bass, electric

Pierluigi Balducci

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....
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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
1996 - Tavernanova: Matengue (Anagrumba BMG 74321 408652) 2000 - Pierluigi Balducci QuartETHNO:Niebla (Splasc(h) Records H711.2), con Roberto Ottaviano e Lutte Berg 2001 - Nicola Conte: Bossa per due (Schema Records) 2003 - Pierluigi Balducci: Il peso delle nuvole (Splasc(h) Records H852.2), con Ernst Reiseger e Roberto Ottaviano 2005 - Pierluigi Balducci Ensemble: Rouge! (Splasc(h) Records H872.2), con Ernst Reijseger e Luciano Biondini 2006 - Pierluigi Balducci Small Ensemble: Leggero (Dodicilune ED229), con Luciano Biondini e Antonio Tosques 2007- Antonio Tosques Quartet: Synopsis (Dodicilune ED232), con Robert Bonisolo e Mimmo Campanale 2009 - Pierluigi Balducci: Stupor Mundi (Dodicilune ED250), con Luciano Biondini, Antonio Tosques & String Quartet 2009 - Gabriele Rampino: Galantuomini (Dodicilune ED260) 2010 - Onofrio Paciulli, con Robert Bonisolo, Mauro Beggio: Musicopoli (Philology) 2010 - Balducci/M. Brunod/M. Raviglia: Cherry Dance (Monk Records Cd003) 2011 - Nuevo Tango Ensamble: D'Impulso (Jazzhaus Records - distr. EGEA) 2012 - Pierluigi Balducci: Blue from heaven (Dodicilune ED303), con John Taylor, Paul McCandless, Michele Rabbia 2012 - Serena Spedicato: 'My Waits', Tom Waits songbook. Original arrangements by Pierluigi Balducci BIBLIOGRAPHY 2009 - Pierluigi Balducci: Bach on the bass - The first cello suite transcribed and fingered for 5 and 4 string electric bass (Salatino Edizioni Musicali)

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Primary Instrument:
Bass, electric

Location:
Corato

Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background:
Conservatorio 'Giacomantonio' - Cosenza - Italy Conservatorio 'Gesualdo da Venosa' - Potenza - Italy Conservatorio 'Duni' - Matera - Italy

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