BANDS & DJS
The night parties of the TORINO SWING FESTIVAL will host amazing musicians: a different band for each night party will enrich and spice up your experience on the dance floor.
Friday night will be at the unique and exclusive Ettore Fico Contemporary Art Museum with The Nine Pennies; a great mix of music, dance and art. The NP Big Band and the A26 quintet will jazz up your Saturday and Sunday nights, respectively.
NP BIG BAND
The NP Big Band, born in 2008, is totally devoted to the music of the so-called “Swing Era”, the music of the great Big Bands of the ‘30s and ‘40s leaded by the Swing Legends such as Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller and the others Greats.
The NPBB, because of its style and repertoire, is nowadays one of the most important Swing Dance Ensemble in Europe, as proved by the many and repeated participations to some among the most important Europe Swing Festivals (Como Swing Crash, Munich Rock That Swing, Lubiana Sweet Swing Festival, Cannes Balboa on the Promenade, Swing ‘n Milan, Torino Swing Festival, Herrang Dance Camp…)
The NP Big Band players are:
Massimo Rapetti, Orlando Coccoglioniti, Grazia Favale e Enrico Oliveri, Trombe; Denis Trapasso, Tony Carvelli e Ian Veronese, Tromboni; Paolo Maffi e Roberto Trabona, Sax Contralto; Paolo Piccardo, Sax Tenore e Clarinetto; Alberto Oliveri, Clarinetto e Sax Tenore, Antonio Maffezzoni, Sax Baritono e Clarinetto; Luca Lamari, Piano; Marco Parodi, Chitarra; Roberto Resaz, Contrabbasso; Luca Rigazio, Batteria, Erika Celesti, Vocal
“The Nine Pennies” Band has been created by Roberto Resaz in Genoa (Italy) in 1998.
The Band lines up 10 musicians: Massimo Rapetti (Trumpet), Denis Trapasso (Trombone), Roberto Trabona (Altosax), Paolo Maffi (Tenorsax), Antonio Maffezzoni (Baritone Sax), Luca Lamari (Piano), Marco Parodi (Guitar), Roberto Resaz (Bass, Leader), Luca Rigazio (Drums), Erika Celesti (Vocalist).
The Band repertoire is mainly inspired to the music of the late 20s and early 30s New York Bands, and the original arrangements, written by the great Jazzman and Bandleader Red Pellini and Roberto Resaz himself, build an ideal bridge between Classic Jazz style and Swing Music.
The Nine Pennies music is exactly what the Dancers look for, perfect for Lindy, Shag, Balboa and Jazz.
A 26 quintet
The A26 Quintet is a band made up of Alberto Oliveri (Clarinet), Luca Lamari (Piano), Marco Parodi (Guitar), Roberto Resaz (Bass) and Luca Rigazio (Drums).
The repertoire consists of jazz classics from all eras, from New Orleans to Be-Bop interpreted in a swing, according to the personal style of the quintet.
Alternating moments of quiet and rhythmic impulses, the musicians offer a rundown of tracks where nothing is taken for granted, but the passion for music and the desire to have fun with the dancers.
This will be a great opportunity to abbandon yourself to their musical creativity.
Mister DiP regularly takes part in international festivals and events letting lindy hoppers dance all around Europe. Vintage Dj, radio speaker and a passionate dancer of Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, he effortlessly moves from the dj console to dancefloor and vice versa. He’s back for a new edition of Torino Swing Festival inspired at his best!
The “doctor” of Turin’s swing scene began his career in the 80s attending ballroom, concerts and events related to the Swing music. Lover of the swing culture of the 20s, 30s and 40s and collector of rare vinyl records, which he often uses for his amazing sets, Doctor Swing is among the first Italian DJ to promote and share Hot Jazz, Dixieland, Swing, Rhythm’n Old Blues music.
With his unparalleled expertise, he carries out his “mission” bringing in Italy and abroad his personalised Brun-Art-Deco-style console.
DALILA DEL GIUDICE
Was born in Naples where only 6 years he started studying diction, acting, ballet and singing by taking part in several shows in the most famous Neapolitan theaters in the role of singer and dancer.
Grew up with a love of music inherited from his father (record collector and great listener as well as good singer) that rocked to the sound of Pink FOYD, Yes, Marillion, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin and the best he could offer the music scene international, the girl is still pushing that constantly seeks to improve technical and artistic, by developing a holistic approach to art.
After three years he has happily in love with Lindy Hop, his versatility has also led to the experimentation of jazz singing and behind the microphones of the radio program Swing Date and at play? … Always riding his Harley Davidson!