Born in Bologna in 1984, Italian reed player Giulia Barba decided to pursue musical studies after she majored in philosophy at the university of Bologna. Only than she began studying music, first in Italy, than at Conservatorium Van Amsterdam, where she had the opportunity to learn from the greatest teachers both from the European and American scene (Ferdinand Povel, Dick Oatts, Justin DiCioccio).
Giulia Barba's debut album The Angry St.Bernard was released in June 2013 at Blue Serge Records.
"The Angry St.Bernard" NAMED ONE OF THE BEST JAZZ CDs of 2013 - (Jazzism,
ALL ABOUT JAZZ : Listening to The Angry St. Bernard by musician and composer
Giulia Barba, it is surprising to learn that it is her debut recording. A baritone
saxophonist (maybe the Italian equivalent to Claire Daly), she displays a jazz
veteran's maturity in both her compositions and playing. (Mark Corroto, All
“With reforms like The Angry St. Bernard there is no need for a revolution. The
avant-garde on this record means no break-up with the tradition, but an
ingenious processing of it” (5 stars review, Het Parool, NL).