Alessandro D'Anna

Alessandro D'Anna

Independent, Educator

From his arrival on the national scene in 2012, Alessandro made music that grew from an uncanny talent to hear the future and a headstrong desire to play it. At his age, he already collects many important collaborations with international jazz musicians all around the world as Grammy winner artist Mark Gross, David Kikoski, Joel Holmes, Essiet Okon Essiet, Benito Gonzalez, Freddie Hendrix, Janusz Muniak, John Taylor, Eve Cornelious, Gregory Boyd, Abraham Burton, Rick Germanson, Bruce Barth, Jon Davis, Antoine Drye, Benny Benack III, Reinier Baas, Rotem Sivan, Alexi Tuomarila, Carlo Conti, Ares Tavolazzi, Fabrizio Bosso, Rodolfo Maltese and many others...

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  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    I consider being around and playing with musicians older than me an important and necessary experience. Being around the sources is the main way to unlock what we can define as the "next level" of consciousness on your instrument and what music requires. Being around many important jazz musicians around the world and getting the chance to tour with them was for me a key to accessing and investigating many important notions and knowledge.
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    The continuous listening of music genres and new composers and how to incorporate it into my playing. I believe also in investigating in rhythms from all around the world as an important source of creativity.
  • Why do you choose Vic Firth?

    Since I started to play drums I immediately recognized how Vic Firth covers an enormous amount of different drumsticks types for all kinds of tastes. I change in my life so many drumsticks and I always found Vic Firth to be the main and only brand that could always surprise me or inspire me to work on my sound.