Created by the pianist Leo Ravera, the group features the singer Anna D’Acunto and the drummer Alessandro Piccioli. The three musicians are well experienced in performing Jazz, Caribbean and Brazilian music. The Trio digs deeply into the astounding variety of rhythms and sounds that characterize Samba, Salsa, Bossanova, performing music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Chico Buarque de Hollanda, Marcos Valle, Baden Powell, Joao Donato, as well as traditional Brazilian, Cuban and jazz tunes. The band performs a joyful show, refined and tasteful as well as cheerful and lively, the ideal entertainment for parties, weddings, concerts.
Anna D’Acunto (vocals)
Anna loves music, cooking and her cats, equally. Since she can’t decide between the microphone and the wooden spoon, she matches baroque music to appetizers, jazz and bossanova to main courses, blueberry spirit to end the concert. Sometimes, she sings to her dishes, while she creates them.
Graduated in Philosophy at Pisa University in 2009, graduated in Opera singing at ”Conservatorio Giacomo Puccini”, La Spezia. She studied with M° Antonella Biagioni, Gigliola Caputi, Enza Ferrari. She is well experienced in performing the vocal music of Mozart and of the Baroque repertoire. As a jazz singer, she started her career with th pianist Leo Ravera. Afterwards, she performed with many jazz musicians from the Italian scene among which: Andrea Imparato, Leona Laviscount, Michele Stefanini, Alessandro Piccioli, Daviano Rotella, Paolo Mari.
Leo Ravera, piano
Leo loves music, chess and all kinds of games. He plays the piano and music is his profession, but he thinks he is much better as a chess player. He is tender and sweet to his piano, but do not provoke him while playing Risk: he can become cruel.
Born in Bologna, Italia, in 1974, he graduated with a degree in Spanish Literature at Pisa University with a thesis on Spanish Baroque music. He graduated in classical piano at the La Spezia Conservatory and jazz music at the Livorno Conservatory. He attended Masterclass from Franco D’Andrea, Enrico Pieranunzi, Giorgio Gaslini, Barry Harris. With the tenor saxophonist Andrea Imparato he recorded the CDs “Dear Legacy” (2008) and Jazzola (2009). He also recorded the CD “Salsamba” with his own latin-jazz trio. He performed jazz music in Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands and collaborated with many artists among which: Luciano Milanese, Federico Bertelli, Andrea Imparato, Alberto Benicchi, Gianni Cazzola, Aldo Zunino, Massimo Chiarella, Fabrizio Bosso (Italia); Leona Laviscount, Richard Gerber, Mike Campagna (USA); Marcos Borges, Rod Olivera, Patricia Moreyra (Brasile); Mariano Steinberg (Argentina); Cristian Oriol (Spagna).
Alessandro Piccioli, drums & percussions
Alessandro is sober in life as in music, he loves the essential and disregards what is unnecessary. He is honest and rude but to his band mates he is sensitive and generous: he kindly supports them with his drums.
Graduated in Jazz at the La Spezia Conservatory, he studied both classical percussions and jazz drums. He attended the Berkley Clinics (Umbria 1999). He performed as a jazz drummer with: Riccardo Zegna, Pietro Leveratto, Franco Nesti, Dimitri Espinoza, Milko Ambrogini, Andrea Zanzottera, Nino Pellegrini, Andrea Imparato, Leonardo Boni, Carmelo Tartamella, Mauro Avanzini, Stefano Onorati, Andrea Corvini, Nicola Vernuccio, Gilson Silvera, Maurizio Giammarco, Christopher Culpo, Renato Sellani. He teaches Jazz and Brazilian drums.
True professionals and open people
Salsamba are excellent professionals and open people, their performance was flawless. They played during the ceremony at my wedding and were absolutely perfect. I strongly recommend them, also because the price is really affordable compared to that of other musicians that are not on their level.
Fantastic band!! So glad we asked them to play at our wedding 🙂
Salsamba Trio were fantastic in the lead up to, and at the wedding. So many guests commented on how good the music was, and we were all up dancing til the early morning. I couldn't recommend highly enough!!
They made the atmosphere even more magical
Salsamba played during the ceremony in church, they were very good and professional. We chose the songs in advance, and Salsamba enhanced the magical atmosphere of the ceremony, the singer has a beautiful voice.
Everything was perfect!!!
I found salsamba trio in internet and booked them for my wedding. Amazing!!! everything was perfect!!! Very professional, very kind and helpful, excellent musicians!!! We felt very comfortable from the very first talk. Anna, Leo and Ale were very attentive , kind and helpful from the very beginning and extremely flexible to find out, understand and implement the music we wanted for our wedding. Everything was fantastic, they are highly professional and amazing musicians!!! We highly recommend Trio Salsamba to everybody. Gracias por todo Anna, Leo e Ale! Abrazo y hasta pronto!