Anton Delecca

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Tunes by Anton Delecca

  • Hokusai Says
    Ballad · 2010-2020 · Medium · Instrumental · Eb · 4/4
  • Icarus
    Afro-Cuban · 2010-2020 · Medium · Instrumental · E · 12/8
  • The Ark
    Straight · 2010-2020 · Medium · Instrumental · D · Odd meter


Anton Delecca grew up listening to a diverse range of music. Early influences include Ravi Shankar and Louis Armstrong from his father's record collection, Led Zeppelin and 70s pop from his brother's collection, and the classical cello and piano practice of his sister, all of which have contributed to the sonic texture of his music today.

He plays in internationally renowned band The Bamboos which involves extensive performing and touring commitments. He is a sort after instrumentalist performing and recording regularly in Melbourne. Projects he has been involved in include: Frock, The Australian Jewish Music Ensemble, The B Sharp Big Band, The Daniel Gassin Sextet and The Cam McAllister Sextet along with many others.

Australian rock/pop artists he has performed with include: Boy and Bear, Vika Bull, The Cat Empire, Icehouse and rock singer Tim Rogers (You am I). International artists he has performed and/or recorded with include saxophonists Odean Pope (US) and Arthur Blythe (US), vocalists Joe Bataan (US), Eddie Bo (US), Betty Harris (US), Syl Johnson (US) and Alice Russell (UK).

He has studied in New York City with saxophonists Dave Liebman, George Garzone and Chris Potter.

Selected Discography

2013, 'The Healer'. Anton Delecca Quartet (HEAD192)
2013, 'Fever In The Road'. The Bamboos (PT001CD)
2012, 'Medicine Man'. The Bamboos (TRU251)
2010, 'Lost City'. Anton Delecca Quartet (HEAD120)
2010, '4'. The Bamboos (TRU210)
2009, 'Pazit'. Australian Jewish Music Ensemble (HEAD116)
2008, ‘Side-Stepper’. The Bamboos, Tru Thoughts (TRULP178)
2008, ‘The Bamboos Present: Kylie Auldist - Just Say’. Kylie Auldist/The Bamboos, Tru Thoughts (TRUCD159)
2008, ‘Listen! Hear! The Bamboos Live! The Bamboos, Tru Thoughts (TRUCD144)
2007, ‘Decadence – live at the lane’, Frock, self-issued.
2007, ‘Black Feeling’, Various Artists, Freestyle (FSRCD027)
2007, ‘Rawville’, The Bamboos, Tru Thoughts (TRU125)
2006, ‘Step It Up’, The Bamboos, Tru Thoughts (TRUCD092)
2006, ‘The Situationists’, Anton Delecca, Jazzhead (HEAD126) Purchase | For more info/listen, go to releases page.
2002, ‘Talk It Up’, Paul Williamson Quintet, Newmarket Music (NEW 3101/2)
2001, ‘Non Consensual Head Compression’, Paul Williamson Quintet, Newmarket Music (NEW 3086/2)
2001, ‘Flow’, Anton Delecca Quartet, Jazzhead (HEAD082) Purchase | For more info/listen, go to releases page.
1992, ‘Ya-It-Ma-Thang’, Niko Schäuble's Tibetan Dixie with Arthur Blythe, Timeless Records (SJP 412)