Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor
Luca is considered by critics an artist prestige in Italy and abroad, a musician with a strong artistic originality and multifaceted features.
Born in Verona (Italy), graduated with honors in Saxophone, Clarinet and Jazz Music. He attended seminars by studying with Joe Henderson and Michael Brecker.
Since 1984 he has a 'lot of concerts and recordings throughout Europe, working with Tony Scott, Henry Threadgil, Larry Nocella, Franco D'Andrea, Paolo Fresu, Enrico Rava, Tullio De Piscopo, Hosè MariaLeon, Giorgio Baiocco, G.Gazzani, Florian Brambock, Garrison Fewell, Giovanni Mazzarino, Merce Cunningham, Andrè De La Roche, Teri J. Weike, Ronnie Jones etc..
Since 1989 he's conductor of “Future Orchestra Jazz Big Band”, but he's also arranger and compositor of the piece for concerts
With Luca Donini Quartet, he propose originals pieces with new jazz reinterpretation .
He's part of the group Slanting with Ivan Valentini - sax, Paolo Botti - viola, Luca Donini - tenor sax, Giancarlo Giannini - trombone, Michele Francesconi - pianoforte, Tito Mangialajo Rantzer - bass, Roberto Dani - drums.
He has also collaborated with the Spanish dancer Jose Maria Leon, the American choreographer Merce Cunningham, the American choreographer Teri J. Weikel, Andrè De La Roche, the singers Rhonda Moore, Cheryl Porter, Goran Kuzminac, Freak-Antoni (Skiantos), Leandro Barsotti, Vincent Palmer, Marco Columbro, Alessandro Haber.
For the contemporary classical music and has collaborated with the “ Teatro La Fenice “ di Venezia, “Teatro Giuseppe Verdi” of Trieste, with the Orchestra of the “Festival di Musica Contemporanea” of Trento and with “Compagnia Della Rancia” of Roma for the realization of “Cantando sotto la pioggia” (director Saverio Marconi, performers Raffaele Paganini, Edi Angelillo ecc.) etc.
Festivals : How to freelance as a leader of their training takes place in various parts of the world tour, appearing in some of the most important festivals including: St. Jazz Festival Sebastian (Spain 1989), Copenhagen (Denmark 1989), Milan (International Festival of Music 1990), Budapest (Hungary 1991), Acireale (CT 1991) IIIFestival Ionian Music, Pesaro Exhibition XIII Internaz.degli Musical Instruments (1992), X Pesaro Festival World Saxophone (1992), Jazz Festival in Berlin (Germany 1991) Meditinsky Sun Theatre and All Star Jazz Club in Moscow (Russia 1993), Kemptner Jazz Jazz and Weimar (Germany 1995), Jazz routes Trent (1995.1996), 1992 Verona Jazz, Jazz Fiemme Sky (TN 1998, 2001) Jazz Marostica (VI 2002) Clusone Jazz (2004), EUROMET Jazz Festival Veneto Jazz (2001,2002,2003,2005), Selvazzano Jazz (PD 2002), Jazz Bovolone 2008, 2003 Schio Jazz, Jazz Sarteano (SI 2005), Cremona Jazz Festival 2004, Jazz Legnago (200,2001,2005), Ceredigion Jazz (2006,2007,2008), Jazz Festival de Blois (France 2007), Vicenza Jazz (2008,2009,2010,2011), Ubi Jazz 2008, Mantua Herbal Jazz 2009, Jazz-Perlage (2010.2011) (BO). He has also participated several times in the Venice Film Festival (2005,2006,2008).
From 2004 to 2007 and 2010 held by Luca Donini Quartet major tour in Germany playing in the Festival of Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig, Altembug, Jena.
From July 23 to August 5, 2008, with Luca Donini Quartet, he held a series of concerts in the United States in the cities of Jazz Festival 'De Moines Iowa and Fairfield.
Since 1999 he has been teaching role in the State Music Conservatory. He has taught saxophone at the conservatories of Cosenza, Matera, Padova, Verona Como, Vicenza, and Bari.
Luca is currently full professor and professor of saxophone jazz department at the State Conservatory of Music A. Buzzolla Adria (Ro).
Per BMG Ricordi ha pubblicato i due volumi Fancy Mix 1&2.
Awards:Indicated among the best new talent in the referendum "Top Jazz 2001" organized by the magazine MUSICA JAZZ.
“Piramidi”(Luca Donini Future Orchestra, 2001)
(Luca Donini Quartet, 1999)
“Angel”(Luca Donini Quartet, 2002)
“LIVE”(Luca Donini Quartet , 2003)
“Meteors”(Luca Donini Quartet, 2004)
“Sun” (Luca Donini Quartet,Pipe Jazz Project , 2006)
"Songs"(Luca Donini Quartet, 2007)
Luca Donini 4et "Live in USA", 2008
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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Since 1999 he has been teaching role in the State Music Conservatory. He has taught saxophone at the conservatories of Cosenza, Matera, Padova, Verona Como, Vicenza, and Bari. Luca is currently full professor and professor of saxophone jazz department at the State Conservatory of Music "A. Buzzolla" Adria (Ro). Per BMG Ricordi ha pubblicato i due volumi "Fancy Mix 1&2".