Jazz drummer, born in 1992.
Studied drums with Victor Lewis, Gregory Hutchinson, Jeff Ballard, Mark Guiliana, Gianni Di Renzo, John Wooton, and Fabrizio Sferra.

Graduated from Roma Tre University in modern literature and graduated from Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Rome in Classical Composition & Didactic of Music (master’s degree).

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 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, Maurizio Giammarco, Ares Tavolazzi, Fabio Zeppetella, Fabrizio Bosso, Andrea Rea, Daniele Sorrentino, Roberto Tarenzi, Rodolfo Maltese and many others.

Has played in Italy, The United States, Mexico, Russia, Germany, Belarus, Ukraine, England, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Romania, Latvia, Finland, Belgium, and Spain in Festivals, Theaters, Philharmonics, and Jazz Clubs as Pori Jazz Festival, Philharmonia of Odessa, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Jazz Standard NYC, Wally’s Café Boston, Moscow International House of Music, Ploiesti Jazz Festival, Zinco Jazz Club, Siena Jazz, El Junco, B-Jazz Festival, B- Flat, Schlott, U- Muniaka, Omsk Philharmonia, Fara Jazz Festival, Drama Theater of Brest, Tuscia Jazz Festival, Gregory’s Jazz Club, Be-Bop Jazz Club, Alexanderplatz Jazz Club, Edelweiss, Yorckschlösschen, Rome Jazz Festival, International Jazz Day Rome 2014, Minsk Philharmonia, Oku Theater of Grodno and many others…

Educator in jazz drums as a Traineeship program for Metropolia University of Applied Science (2018-2019) and World Music School in Helsinki (2018-2020).

Gear & Endorsements

Alessandro is an official endorser of Saari Drums and Cymbal & Gong and Werkens.

Saari Drums Bop Set (Finnish Birch): BB 16×12 FT 14×14 TT 12×8 SN 14×5.
Cymbal & Gong “Holy Gray” 20″, 20″ Flat, 19″, 14″ HH.


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    Wade Mikkola Quartet feat. Manuel Dunkel

    Cafe Carusel Helsinki, Finland
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    Harju 8 Jam Session

    Harju 8 Helsinki, Finland
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    Harju 8 Helsinki, Finland
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    Alessandro D'Anna Trio

    Charity Jazz Club Rome, Italy
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    Joel Holmes Trio

    Gregory's Jazz Club Rome, Italy
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    Juttutupa Helsinki, Finland

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‘Standards Time’, Vol. III, Roma
The third volume recorded in Rome, City where the drummer was born and grew up.
Standards Time is an idea initiated by Alessandro D’Anna to mix different standards of the American tradition (classics and modern) arranged by him in different cities around the World with local musicians.

This album features musicians who have been really influential for the drummer as Andrea Rea on piano, Daniele Sorrentino on double bass, and Marcello Allulli on tenor saxophone. Alessandro’s musical career developed in Rome by playing in Festival and Jazz Clubs before moving to Helsinki, Finland, and start a worldwide collaboration with many international names in the jazz scene. Released February 6, 2021

Andrea Rea: piano
Daniele Sorrentino: double bass
Alessandro D’Anna: drums
+ Special guest Marcello Allulli: tenor saxophone (Track 3 and 5)

Recorded in Load District in Rome, by Matteo Ruperto
Cover art from Hilda Niemelä

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‘Standards Time’, Vol. II, Mexico City
Second volume of Standards Time, recorded in Mexico City on 27.01.2020 at “La Casa del Árbol” from J. Pablo Aispuro.
Alex Mercado: piano, Rob Duguay: doublebass, Alessandro D’Anna: drums
Cover art from Hilda Niemelä

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‘Standards Time’, Vol. I, Helsinki
Recorded live at Tenho RestoBar, Helsinki, on 3 june 2018 by Gabriel Herrero.
Cover art from Hilda Niemelä

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26.02.19 New Official Endorsement with Cymbal & Gong

I’m thrilled to announce my new official cymbal endorsement with the American company based in Turkey Cymbal & Gong LLC. You can find it in the best shop in the US, and from now on I’ll be their first endorser in Europe!

“Tim, the company’s founder, has been traveling between Portland and Istanbul, Turkey for a few years coaching a team of cymbal makers on developing a line of cymbals that look and sound like old Zildjians.
As a critic and a lover of ‘real’ old cymbals I must admit that these cymbals are quite simply some of the closest-to-vintage modern cymbals I’ve ever seen or heard. (“Andy Worley, TomTomMag”).

Thank you so much Tim for this opportunity and I can’t wait to travel around with my new Holy Grail Series Cymbals composed by:

– 20″ Holy Grail Ride
– 19″ Holy Grail Crash/Ride
– 20″ Holy Grail Flat Ride (w/ 2 rivets)
– 14″ Holy Grail HiHat

10.03.18 New Official Endorsement with Saari Drums from Finland

I’m really happy to announce my new official endorsement with #Saaridrums.
Saari drums are made in #Finland, amazing and warm sound, hoops and lugs are in wood.
The uniqueness of these drums is based on the knowledge and craftsmanship of their developer, carpenter and drummer Hannu Saari.
“Saari Bop Model”:
SD 14×5
TT 12×8
FT 14×14
BD 16×12

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01.11.17 Tour with Mark Gross 4tet feat. Benito Gonzalez.
 Just announced three gigs in Ukraine and Belarus with Mark Gross 4tet:
– 14.11.2017 Bell’Etage Club, Kiev, Ukraine.
– 16.11.2017 Drama Theater, Brest, Belarus
– 17.11.2017 Philarmonic, Minsk, Belarus

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