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
Review of Pia Boda’s CD “Chasing Pixies” in Jazznyt.com by Niels
….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.