Paolo Tomelleri Big Band

The Paolo Tomelleri Big Band: a tribute to the great 1930s orchestras

Date: 21.6, 2019

Paolo Tomelleri

80 years old and a career spanning 60 years: Paolo Tomelleri, rewarded at last year’s festival for his exceptional contribution to the development of jazz in Italy, is a legendary musician from the Milano scene. With experience also as a writer of theater and film music, he is a successful soloist and orchestra director who has collaborated with Enzo Jannacci for over thirty years (as well as with Ornella Vanoni, Giorgio Gaber, and Adriano Celentano) and with famous jazzists such as Tony Scott, Joe Venuti, Jimmy McPartland, Clark Terry, Bill Coleman, or Phil Woods.  This year, together with his acclaimed Big Band, he will present the repertoire of Woody Herman, Artie Shaw, and other memorable 1930s big bands, in an unforgettable one-off concert.

Style: Swing

From: Italy

Paolo Tomelleri, clarinet, dir.

Fabrizio Bernasconi, piano

Sergio Farina, guitar

Marco Mistrangelo, bass

Tony Arco, drums

Celeste Castelnuovo, vocals

Trumpets: Emilio Soana, Daniele Moretto, Claudio Bassalti, Roberto Villani
Trombones: Rudy Migliardi, Andrea Andreoli, Claudio Barbieri, Pierluigi Salvi
Sax: Gianpaolo Casu, Sophia Tomelleri, Alberto Buzzi, Enzo Lamendola, Gilberto Tarocco