• Biography

    Playing his electric bass and acoustic bass guitar, Pierluigi Balducci has performed at numerous festivals and jazz clubs throughout Italy, Europe, Asia, South America, collaborating with jazz musicians as Paul McCandless, John Taylor, Ernst Reijseger, Gabriele Mirabassi, Luciano Biondini, Javier Girotto, Michele Rabbia, Antonio Tosques, Andy Sheppard, Roberto Taufic, Bebo Ferra, Vincenzo Maurogiovanni, Roberto Ottaviano and many others. With Gianni Iorio and Pasquale Stafano he is also member of the Nuevo Tango Ensamble, performing many concerts all around the world.

  • Name

As a composer and a band leader, he released various albums under his name (since 2006 for the Italian label Dodicilune), always striving for a balance not only between writing and improvisation, but also between African-American jazz language and European folk and classical tradition.

The main Italian jazz magazines Musica Jazz and JazzIt and Italian national broadcaster Radiotre have dedicated considerable interviews to him. For several years, the prestigious Jazzit Award includes Pierluigi Balducci of the most important Italian electric bassists in the jazz scene.

He performed live for the Italian broadcaster Radiotre, for Bayerisches Rundfunk, for Austrian ORF and for South Korean MBC. He teaches jazz electric bass at Matera music university, and is endorser of GR Bass Amplifiers, Meridian Guitars, Sansone Strings.

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