Pia Boda

(born in Los Angeles, resident in Frederiksberg, Denmark), musician and composer. She grew up in Copenhagen. She graduated as a Saxophone player and music teacher from The Rhythmic Conservatory in Copenhagen where she met the Italian guitar player Marco Spallanzani. Their collaboration led to the release of the CD Gone for a Walk in 1997. Since then Pia has been working as a performer, teacher and composer. As a member of the composers group Toneart, Pia Boda has had the chance to write experimental music for different formations. Besides performing and writing Boda is a music teacher at The Rhythmic High School she is also a member of the Board in IMPRA, a network organization to support women in music, mainly in the genres of jazz/impro/electronica and alternative music.
Selected works: she composed for her own groups and other ensembles: Chasing Pixies, her own quartet (2002-2003 and again in 2010), Toneart Ensemble Pygmy Danse: Saxofone quartet and Marylin Mazur on Perc (2008); Toneart Ensemble, Cykies; Sop.sax 3 strings and rhythm section (2007); Spallanzani & Boda Quintet,(1990-98), CD 1997; Makiko Hirabayashi/Pia Boda Duo (1996); Woodwind Quintet performed Turning Point Tango (1998); Four or less, own quartet (1989-1994); The Conservatory Big Band (1991); Ballerup Big Band 1987-1991; Havanna Express Cuban Salsa 1996/1998.
Music Awards: Danish Music Counsil 2010 Banff Center of Arts; Danish Music Counsil 1995, travel in Brazil and the USA; Dick Grove School of Music, Los Angeles, 1985; Danish Jazz and Folk Authors-several scholarship and travel grants; Danish Musicians Union: Support to release the CD: Gone for a Walk, 1997.

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