Antonella Mazza is an Italian bassist and double bass player. She attends the University of Calabria where she graduates in Cultural Anthropology with a thesis in Ethnomusicology. She completed double bass studies at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory under the guidance of Ezio Pederzani and at the Novara Conservatory with Maestro Davide Botto. Moreover, She studied at the Civic School of Jazz in Milan with E.Intra and Franco Cerri and electric bass with Bruce Gertz and David Clark (Berklee College of Music).
In 2001 she received the award for “Best Musician” at the “Rumori Mediterranei Jazz Festival”, performing at the opening at the Michael Brecker quartet.
Recognized as one of Italy’s acclaimed bassists, her playing has been featured on international tours, recordings, and numerous television appearances alongside some of most notable pop and jazz musicians (Lino Patruno, Massimo Ranieri, Ron, Mirelle Mathieu, Ndidi’O, Lillian Boutté, Mike Stern, Victor Wooten, Jeff Berlin, Danny Gottlieb, David Hallyday, Manu Lanvin, Axel Bauer, La Crus, Fabio Volo, Soulstance…)
As an electric bass player she is active both live and in studio session. In 2005 she toured with Ron. In 2006 and 2007 she was on tour with Massimo Ranieri with whom she recorded the DVD “Canto perché no so nuotare”.
She participated in the albums “Incontri con l’anima” by Roberto Cacciapaglia, “Tribute to the Duke”, “L’Illogica allegria” with La Crus and Samuele Bersani.
She participated in television national broadcasts: “Bulldozer” for Rai 2, “Il volo” with Fabio Volo on LA7, “Tutte donne eccetto me” on Rai 2 with Massimo Ranieri.
She participated as a musician, actress and co-author of the music in the show by Enrico Bertolino “Voti a Perdere”, in reruns throughout Italy for over a year.