Danielle di Majo

(born in 23rd June 1974 in Rome), musician, saxophone player and composer. From 1979 to 1987 she studied piano at the "Associazione Cultori Musica Classica" in Ostia Lido (Rome) with Maria Antonietta Fippi. From 2000 to 2004 she studied jazz saxophone with Piero Quarta, from 2004 to 2006 with Michel Audisso at the Saint Louis Music College in Rome and from 2008 she studied saxophone and composition with Giancarlo Maurino. She attended masterclasses with Maurizio Giammarco, Rosario Giuliani, Bob Mintzer, Enrico Pieranunzi, Enrico Rava, Giovanni Tommaso, Kenny Wheeler, Dick Halligan, Roberto Taufic, Giancarlo Maurino and Emanuele Cisi. She played with the "Down Time Big Band" directed by Piero Quarta, with the "Short's Monday Night Orquestra" directed by Marco Omicini and with the "Roberto Spadoni Nonet". She has collaborated with, among others, Stefano Benini, Nino De Rose, Zsolt Kovacs, Rita Marcotulli, Giovanna Marini, George Garzone, Massimo Manzi, Giancarlo Maurino, Roberto Spadoni, Patrizia Scascitelli e Karl Potter.
Selected works: Critico cronico, 2009; Eccedere di Blu, 2009; Blutango, 2009; Under Construction, 2009; Liberation, 2009; Il Rudere, 2009; Cicada Song, 2009; I Quadri di Miro', 2009; Strange Phase, 2009.
Recordings: "Eccedere di blu", recorde with the Danielle Di Majo Quintet, Picanto Jazz Records, 2010.
Awards: 1st prize at the "Incontri Sonori Jazz 2004" competition with the "Danielle Di Majo Quartet"; 1st place at the "Talenti Jazz Martina 2004", "Premio Palazzo Valentini 2004", "Barga Jazz 2005", "Porsche Giovani e Jazz 2005" International competition with the "Francesco Diodati Quintet"; prize as the Best new emerging Talent at the "Baronissi jazz 2005" International competition.

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