Anna Bignami is an Italian guitar player, composer and arranger.
After her first encounter with the guitar at the age of fourteen at a small music school in her home town, she quickly moved to Dublin to expand her knowledge of music, particularly contemporary jazz.
Her playing can be both traditional and personal, lyrical and technical showcasing her facility on the instrument acquired over a four-year long course at Dublin City University in jazz and contemporary music.
Taking lessons from the best jazz musicians in town, she could explore not only the performative side of music, but also the more intimate compositional side which she has always put a lot of energy in, ever since she started playing.
Anna Bignami’ s music blends characteristics of the Italian jazz tradition with contemporary harmony and grooves. The result could be described as a meeting between minimalistic romantic melodies and dissonant chromatic harmonies, a balance and a contrast between simple and obscure.
Anna also puts a lot of emphasis on arrangement and orchestration focusing on what every instrument can and cannot do, the different textures, sounds and ultimately the different colours the instruments can create.
After 4 and a half years spent in Dublin she is now based in Copenhagen Denmark, where she is an active participant in the jazz scene.
Some of her achievements in the academic world include the Higher certificate in arts and contemporary music performance, BA in jazz and contemporary music and a scholarship awarded by Berklee College of Music.
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