Andrea Di Biase
Milan-born Andrea Di Biase is a London-based composer, double bass player and band leader. Andrea has gained a reputation for maintaining his distinctive melodic and warm approach to bass playing even in the most demanding avant-garde musical contexts.
As a composer and band leader he released his first album Uncommon Nonsense in 2011 with the Oltremare Quartet, recorded with his musical mentor, the outstanding Italian pianist Antonio Zambrini alongside British rising stars Michael Chillingworth on saxophone and Jon Scott on drums.As a co-leader he released, with pianist Bruno Heinen, the album Twinkle-twinkle under the name of Dialogues Trio featuring Julian Siegel. Andrea is also a founding member of the Italian band Dugong which realeased the album Miscommunication in 2013.
As a sideman he is in demand for having a distinctive sound and a creative approach on his instrument, featuring over the years in many high profile projects such as the Kenny Wheeler Trio, Antonio Zamrbini Trio, Daniele Cavallanti 10tet, Enrico Pieranunzi Trio as well as with younger up-and-coming artists such as Nicolò Ricci Quartet, Elchin Shirinov Trio, Maria Chiara Argirò Quintet, Bahla Quartet. He also recorded and performed extensively with singer song-writers Jack Cheshire and Reem Kelani. Andrea also featured several times in live programmes for nation-wide radios such as BBC 3, 4, 6 and the Italian Radio 3.