Stefano Bollani

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Stefano Bollani
Photo Hreinn Gudlaugsson
Background information
Born (1972-12-05)December 5, 1972
Milan, Italy
Genres Jazz, pop
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Piano
Years active 1987–present
Labels Philology, Stunt, ECM, Decca, Universal
Associated acts Enrico Rava
Stefano Bollani

Stefano Bollani (born 5 December 1972, Milan) is an Italian jazz pianist from Campi Bisenzio.[1][2]

He made his professional debut at fifteen and received his diploma in piano from the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini in Florence. He performs classical music, smooth jazz, avant-garde jazz, Brazilian jazz, and pop rock. In 1998, Musica Jazz magazine voted him Best Jazz Talent of the Year and later he would be awarded for jazz by a New Swing group in Japan. While he is mostly known for his collaborations with Enrico Rava, he has made several albums as a leader, and has been favorably acknowledged by several long-established jazz musicians, such as Martial Solal. The album Mi ritorni in mente, includes an interpretation of the standard "Nature Boy" which has been acclaimed by many.

In July 2010, Bollani received an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music. The award was presented on the main stage of the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy by Berklee’s former vice president of academic affairs, Larry Monroe. [3]


With Enrico Rava


Photos: Hreinn Gudlaugsson


  1. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Stefano Bollani > Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Panken, Ted. "In Conversation with Stefano Bollani". Retrieved 20 March 2010. 
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