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Luca Donini


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..

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“Una delle formazioni di spicco nell’ambito del jazz europeo” Niccolò Perrone (critico musicale) Roma in Jazz “Uno dei migliori prodotti del jazz italiano, come originalità, progetto, professionalità e preparazione dei musicisti” Michele Pervolani (giornalista e critico musicale RAI) “Ascoltare il nuovo lavoro di Donini significa vivere, con profondità, un suono travolgente e assoluto “ Davide Ielmini (critico musicale) Musica Jazz “musicista di prim'ordine sulla scena nazionale” Beppe Montresor (giornalista) Arena - “uno dei migliori quartetti jazz italiani” Linda Pisani (giornalista) Corriere della Sera
Primary Instrument

Sax, tenor



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".

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