All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Pia Boda

Pia Boda Pia Boda

Pia Boda is a Tenor/Soprano Saxophone player and Composer. Was born in Los Angeles, came to Denmark 6 years old and grew up and studied in Copenhagen. Pia´s biological family were not connected to music at all, but her stepfather, a professional piano player, “stepped into her life”, when she was 12 years old and introduced her to Brazilian music. The local music school introduced her to the woodwinds and the recorder became her very first instrument. She graduated as a Saxophone Player and Music Teacher from The Rhythmic Conservatory in Copenhagen in 1992, where she met the Italian guitar player Marco Spallanzani. Their collaboration led to the release of the CD “Gone for a Walk” in 1997, a lot of touring in Italy and Denmark and years after, their “One and Only” son, Emil. Pia has been working as a performer, teacher and composer since she graduated and is working with various genres in the improvisers field. Lately she has been working with her own quartet “Chasing Pixies” which is inspired by free music with a Nordic sound and a strong melodic sense. A new duo project was born November 2013, with the classical accordion player Marie Wärme. Pia has always been composing for her own groups. As a member of the composers group “Toneart”, she periodically has the chance to write experimental music for different formations. She wrote for string quartet, woodwind quintet and wrote the music for the Theater Performance “Brothers and Sisters” by H

Read more

Tags

Album Review
Read more articles
Review of Pia Boda’s CD “Chasing Pixies” in Jazznyt.com by Niels Overgaard.

….Tunes as Storyteller and Metamorphosis with their melodic elegance are floating to meet you. Hirabayashi’s lyrical piano playing with Boda’s sensitive saxophone playing is a pleasure. Pia Boda has written a row of fine compositions, which wants to do other than please. Mammot March draws with its heavy motion a clear picture of giants from the past, crossing the tundra. Pia Boda “chasing the pixies” is very successful.

Photos

Albums

Album Chasing Pixies by Pia Boda

Chasing Pixies

Gateway Music
2016

buy
Album Chasing Pixies by Pia Boda

Chasing Pixies

Gatewaymusic
2015

buy

Watch

Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.