The story of his auteur struggle to perform, like his voice and stylistic ambition, is striking.
Welcome to ANTHUS
ONE OF THE BEST MALE JAZZ VOICES
A singer, a composer, and an arranger, Anthus has become established as one of the best male jazz voices in our country. An accolade given to him by numerous critics.
Born in Sicily, Anthus discovered singing thanks to a little 45rpm record player hidden in his grandmother's wardrobe. At the tender age of 8, he started listening to the famous crooners of the 50's and 60's, all the jazz greats, and fell under the spell of the voice of the great Frank Sinatra among many others. The discovery of all these wonderful sounds led him to start studying music.
But a strong desire to explore, not only new musical styles, but also the world, led him to Ireland's green shores. Anthus improved and honed his jazz skills in Dublin, leading him to study at "The Guildhall School of Music and Drama", and obtaining a degree in Jazz Performance.
In Ireland, Anthus performed in some of the best known musical venues, leading to the release of his first album "Dreamer". His musical career continued to progress and find a new home when he moved to Barcelona. There he released his second album "Radici" (Roots). This second album is a fusion of Mediterranean traditional music with his beloved jazz. In 2015 Anthus released "Profundament Jazz", which is a voyage through some of the best known jazz instrumental pieces, with the addition of lyrics for some of Chick Corea's and Wayne Shorter's tunes.
THE CROONER OF MEDITERRANEAN JAZZ
With both "Radici" and "Profundament Jazz", Anthus soon became established as "The Crooner of Mediterranean Jazz" and as such performed at the best jazz festivals in our country, including: - "46th Barcelona International Jazz Festival", "7th Girona Jazz Festival","23rd Jazz and Creative Music Ciutat Vella Festival" and many more.
AN EXPONENT OF AUTEUR JAZZ
Now after 2 years work in the studio, Anthus proudly releases "Calidoscòpic", his most autobiographical work to date. This highly eclectic album is the result of a veritable torrent of creativity. Anthus fuses contemporary and classical jazz with Mediterranean sounds, pop and even some rap. In short, a world of sounds through the filter of his own life experience, what can only be called his personal kaleidoscope, which not only seduces our ears, but also the attention of the national media. This has been called "the most original thing that national jazz has experienced in a long time". Recognised in 2017 and nominated for both "album of the year" and "best artist" at the "Enderrock Music Awards", one of the most prestigious music awards in the entire country.
"Calidoscòpic" is comprised of 10 tracks that truly reveal Anthus both in body and soul, it is a faithful reflection of Anthus' very being. It is eclectic, versatile and innovative to the extreme. Anthus is a restless, creative artist, who is constantly engaged in his quest to elevate jazz to its highest expression. In "Calidoscòpic" we meet a unique vocalist, a true jazz artist who is rooted in the Mediterranean on his lifetime mission to reveal his jazz soul.
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