André Donni

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André Donni (born August 15, 1971 in Mechelen ) is a Belgian jazz musician ( clarinet , tenor saxophone ).

Live and act

Donni comes from a family of musicians; his father, jazz and blues guitarist Willy Donnie (1936–2017), introduced him to music. At the age of eight he began to play the clarinet. He studied classical music. In 1983 he presented a single with his father, but also played with other well-known jazz musicians of Belgian mainstream jazz . He is deeply rooted in traditional jazz. From the age of 18 he worked as a professional musician in the Belgian scene.

With the quartet A Drum Is A Woman , Donni presented an arrangement of the Far East Suite by Duke Ellington in 1994 . With the pianist Charles Loos , he founded a quartet that released the albums Unknown Mallow (1996) and Just One of Those Things (2002). Loos and Les Aissawas de Rabat in 1997 was Chou'our Moutabadila .

In 2005 Donni became a member of the band of the gypsy jazz guitarist Lollo Meier , with whom the albums Hondarribia (2005) and Fleur Manouche (2011) were presented. The album Fetela (2012) was created with Feigeli Prisor . He is currently a member of the Hotclub de Bruges ( Swing du Chef , 2003). He can also be heard on albums by Félix Simtaine , Lisa Margo and with Paul Dubois and the Sweet Substitutes .

Discographic notes

  • 1994: A Drum Is a Woman: The Far East Suite (G & G Records, with Jokke Schreurs, Walter Poppeliers, Patrick Wante)
  • 1996: Charles Loos - André Donni: Unknown Mallow ( Igloo Records , with Philippe Aerts , Rick Hollander )
  • 1997: Charles Loos - André Donni - Aissawas de Rabat: Chou'our Moutabadila (Igloo Records)
  • 2002: Charles Loos - André Donni: Just One of Those Things (Wazif, with Jean Van Lint, Luc Vanden Bosch)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Kunstpunkt Muziek
  2. a b entry (Igloo Records)
  3. Swing du chef (Muziekarchief)