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Biography

Enzo Anastasio (ANASTASIO), saxophonist and flutist born in year 1985, has played the saxophone since he was 12 years old. He starts classical studies studying with teacher Andrea Pace at the conservatory “San Pietro a Majella” of Naples;

Laurea II liv. Sassofono

he then graduates in saxophone with teacher Luigi Cavallo at the conservatory “Giuseppe Martucci” of Salerno, where he finally gets a degree of 2nd level with the best grade.
He takes part in plenty of seminars and masters with famous saxophonists (Dave Liebman, Bob Mintzer, Paul Jeffrey, Jean-Yves Formeau, Maurizio Giammarco, Max Ionata) and afterward he studies improvisation with Umberto Muselli (saxophonist, pianist and composer).
Founder of the Neapolitan band “Midi Funk”, in 2005 he releases his first album ‘Finalmente Funky’ which includes unpublished tracks composed by his father Matteo Anastasio; the album has the collaboration of Franco Giacoia, Fredy Malfi, Lello Somma, Mario Simeoli.
With his band, he takes part in numerous contests and live shows in many Italian clubs.
In November 2015 he presents to the national discography his first solo album titles ‘Che Soddisfazione… (instrumental Pino Daniele)’ which features many international musicians (Eric Marienthal,Adam Rogers,Fabrizio Bosso, Ernesto Vitolo, Massimo Moriconi, Amedeo Ariano, Alfonso Deidda, Pierpaolo Bisogno and many others).
The album, under the label of “Suoni del Sud” by Peppe Ponti and distributed by “Self”, has given Anastasio the chance to perform in many, prestigious national jazz clubs, live shows and to be on the page of many newspapers (La Repubblica,Il Mattino, Il Roma, Corriere della sera, Corriere del mezzogiorno, Il Messaggero,ecc.), as well as in plenty of radio broadcasting stations (Radio Marte, Radio Kiss Kiss, Radio Punto Nuovo,Radio Kolbe,ecc…).
In January 2016, he takes place, with his instrumental project, in two Rai TV programs dedicated to Pino Daniele (Rai 3 “ANIMA un anno senza Pino” by Cecilia Donadio e Rai news24 “Nero a metà”).

In Conservatorio con il M. Luigi Cavallo

From March 2016 to March 2017 he is present every Sunday in the TV program “Domenica luna live” (TV Luna) hosted by Paola Mercurio.
In 2017 he is often host with DJ Gigi Soriani (Radio Marte) in the sports TV program “San Paolo Show” on TV Luna hosted by Gigio Rosa and Paola Mercurio.
In July 2016, the important music magazine “JAZZIT” by Luciano Vanni Editore publishes a beautiful review dedicated to his discographic project ‘Che Soddisfazione’ (magazine n.95 July/August 2016).
In 2017 he records with his quintet the song ‘Papa’s got a brand new bag’ (J. Brown) present in the compilation “Remembering gli Showmen & Mario Musella”, which features many artist (Enzo Gragnaniello, Tony Esposito, Osanna, Monica Sarnelli, Foja, Sudexpress, etc.) under the label “Suoni del Sud”, distributed by “Self”; the album is presented in April 2017 during “Disco Days” (Palapartenope, Na).
He has been teaching Musical Education and Instrument from 2010 in middle schools “Salesiane” of Caserta and Naples (Vomero); in 2016/2017 he is also a teacher in Saxophone at the musical high school “Gatto” of Agropoli.

In camerino

He plays and collaborates with Eric Marienthal, Adam Rogers, Fabrizio Bosso, Ernesto Vitolo, Massimo Moriconi, Amedeo Ariano, Alfonso Deidda, Pierpaolo Bisogno, Cheryl Porter, Federico Luongo, David Garfield, Khari Parker, Lucio Dalla, Walter Ricci, Michele Di Martino, Antonio Capasso, Elio Coppola, Paolo Raffone, Umberto Muselli, Gianfranco Campagnoli, Franco Giacoia, Lello Somma, Peppe Fiscale, Antonio Di Somma, Franco Izzo, Davide Afzal, Luigi Sigillo, Paolo Sessa, Mario Nappi, Luca Mignano, Giovanni Crescenzi, Robertinho Bastos, Arlen Azevedo Guaranì, Gigi Soriani, Costantino Artiaco, Giancarlo Vorzitelli, Mimmo Di Domenico, Roberto Della Vecchia, Corrado Paonessa, Aurelio Fierro Jr, Roberto Perrone, Fredy Malfi, Gianluca Mirra, Antonio Anastasio, Carmine De Rosa, Luca De Rosa, Claudia De Curtis, Lello Pugliese, Fabrizio Fierro, Toto Allozzi, Ilaria Palmieri, Luca Giordano, Alessandro Tedesco, Matteo Franza, Pasquale Di Nunzio, Luigi Della Notte, Franco Fumante, Raffaele De Luca, Tommy Costagliola, Marco Corcione, LinoPariota, Renè Messina, Susanna Giordano, Clara Gaudino, Rosa Benincasa, Larry Del Prete, Roberto Alfano, Peppino Di Capri, Mirna Doris, Valentina Stella, Alessandro Greco, Gianni Cigliano, Igor Di Martino, Gennaro Petrone, etc…

 

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