Saxophonist Angela Puxi, who grew up in the Ruhr area in Germany, originates from a family of Sardinian immigrants. This working-class kid has discovererd her passion for music at early age, though she had to fight hard against prejudice, and for getting access to the major orders of an academic training. Driven by her longing for creativity and perfection, after secondary school she has studied jazz saxophone at the Hogeschool voor de kunsten in Arnhem (NL).
“Though it may be good training for many musicians, myself, I’ve never tried to copy anybody. I took the job of developping a personal tone seriously….. from the start, wanting to sing with my horn.”, says Angela Puxi.
In early 2013 Volker Dorsch was found to be the congenial partner for writing new songs, and soon the first sketches for her debut album “Badapapapaa” came up.
With Ulf Stricker on drums and Goran Vujic on bass, a tremendously tight and reliable rhythm section stepped into the recording studio, and what came out is a really refreshing album, „out of the box“ in the true sense.„Badapapapaa“ has been released on 27.3.2015 via 4MPO – Label/Publisher. Alongside her Angela Puxi Band, whom she recorded the album with, she shows another facet with her nordic-jazz / world-jazz group Angela Puxi Quartet, that struck the audience at the Düren Jazz Festival 2014 with Indian master percussionist Ramesh Shotham and Volker Dorsch on piano. More dates coming up…
So far, engagements brought her to China, USA, Israel, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, and Spain.
Besides, Angela Puxi lectures at saxophone workshops, , and composes music for films and websites.