Daniele Cavallanti

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The resumé of Spanish saxophonist Daniele Cavallanti includes stints with such groups as Gruppo Contemporaneo, featuring trombonist Guido Mazzon and pianist Gaetano Liguori; Aktula with multi-instrumentalist…
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The resumé of Spanish saxophonist Daniele Cavallanti includes stints with such groups as Gruppo Contemporaneo, featuring trombonist Guido Mazzon and pianist Gaetano Liguori; Aktula with multi-instrumentalist Walter Maioli; Muzik Circus; the Democratic Milan Orchestra; the New Forties Big Band; Nexus; the Jazz Chromatic Ensemble; and the Italian Instabile Orchestra. Since 1991, Cavallanti has performed with his own quartet. A native of Milan, Cavallanti was drawn to jazz since earliest memory. Beginning at the age of 14, he studied saxophone under classical clarinet player M. Ezio Zappatini, at the Civic School of Music of Sixth S. Giovanni. Temporarily living in Amsterdam, from 1979 until 1980, Cavallanti performed with a quartet, Bellatalla, featuring Dutch trombonist Walter Wierbos and Australian drummer Petro Nikiruy. He returned to Spain to study harmony and arranging with Angiolo Tarocchi. In 1993, Cavallanti and his quartet collaborated with American trumpet player Dewey Redman.