Andrea Jimmy Catagnoli

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Andrea Jimmy Catagnoli is a saxophonist and composer born in Milano in 1991.
He begins his Alto Sax studies in 2002 with M° Alberto Zappalà and in 2007 he participates in summer Intensives studying with Achille Succi, Eugenio Colombo, Mario Raja, Stefano Zenni, e Giulio Visibelli.

He attends the In Jam – International Jazz Master program in Improvvisation Techniques biennial course in Siena having the chance to study with Ralph Alessi, Bobby Watson, Tim Berne, Gianluigi Trovesi, Billy Drummond, Bruno Tommaso, Furio Di Castri, Jim Snidero, Hein Van de Geyn, Jeff Ballard, Palle Danielson, Mauro Negri, Pietro Leveratto, Maurizio Giammarco, Riccardo Del Fra, Drew Gress, John Riley.

Playing professionally in the Milano swing, bebop and manouche scene since 2007 with bands such as Delirium Jazz Band, Pepper Jab and Four on Six, he is a member of the contemporary jazz ensembles Figli di Pulcinella, I Casi, and Clock’s Pointer Dance with whom he performed in multiple national and international Jazz Festivals and won the I-Jazz 2018 edition bid. He collaborates with pianist Michelangelo Decorato, singer- songwriter Alessandro Centolanza, and New York-resident violinist Mario Forte,

beside pursuing a solo research that involves loops and electronics.

In 2016, Jimmy’s passion for digital visual arts founds space in the realization of ironic yet poetic small clips and photomontages, going from stop-motion editing to graphic animation to collage.