FEDERICA VINO: began her career as showgirl on the historic stage of Zelig alongside comedians such as Leonardo Manera, Gianluca De Angelis and Gianmarco Pozzoli. The following years saw the singer engaged as soloist and chorister in important events among which the 2008 Eurovision Contest in Belgrade. She has performed on numerous television shows such as ArciZelig, Crozza and X-Factor. In 2010 she joined the cast of the theatre production “Sono romano ma non è colpa mia” by Enrico Brignano and stayed with him until his 2012 “Tutto suo padre”, a hugely successful show which sold out in theatres and arenas all over Italy for several theatre seasons. In 2009 she began her songwriting career. She is currently collaborating with Roman singer-songwriter The Niro and with Michele Braga in the production and realisation of his project.
CLAUDIO PIETRUCCI: guitarist, composer and arranger, graduated from the “G. Verdi” Academy of Music in Como and has been present from an early age on the live Italian music scene. His studies which began with classical guitar, electric and folk, progressed to jazz and a diploma in “Higher Education in Jazz” obtained at the “G. Verdi” Conservatory of Music in Como. In 2013 he graduated with honours achieving an Academic Level I Diploma in Music and in 2015 he earned a another degree specialising in Jazz music. He has collaborated with Roberto Cecchetto, Sandro Di Pisa, Tonino De Sensi, Maurizio Aliffi, Paolo Tomelleri, Flavio Minardo, Alfredo Ferrario, Andrea Rotoli, Daniele Petrosillo, Ezio Guaitamacchi, Brunella Boschetti Venturi, Paolo Sportelli, Paola Donzella, Daniele Gregolin. He currently collaborates with a variety of groups among which the Blue Bandita Big Band and BellaVista.
GIANLUCA FIORENTINO: drummer, has collaborated live and in studio with: Renato Zero, Anna Tatangelo, Como Academy of Music (Jazz Ensemble), Aleandro Baldi , Irene Fargo, Alex Lofoco, Kimberly Covington, Bossa Nova Project, Bellavista, Arthur Miles, Emanuela Torriani, Distretto 51, Back In Choir, Little Italy Project, Kiero, Alex Lloyd, Manuela Villa, Luca Chiaravalli and others. He teaches in various schools in the Lombardic region, and has been an assistant at seminars of Lele Melotti. He studied with Dave Weckl, Lele Melotti, Alfredo Golino. He is owner of Bflatrecordingstudio di Origgio and is endorser of Vic Firth, Ufip e Ludwig .
GILBERTO TAROCCO: graduated in clarinet from the “A. Vivaldi” Academy of Music in Novara. Under the guidance of Paolo Tomelleri since 1985, he studied saxophone and clarinet. He obtained a diploma in jazz-pop saxophone from the Swiss Society for Music Pedagogy. He has collaborated with the Milan Civic Wind Orchestra as well as various jazz orchestras: Paolo Tomelleri Big Band, Cotton Club Orchestra, New Forties Big Band, Jumpin' Jazz Ballroom Orchestra. He has taken part in national and international recording projects. He has played alongside renowned jazz musicians such as: Emilio Soana, Rudy Migliardi, Michael Rosen, Danilo Moccia, Tino Tracanna, Stefano Bagnoli, Claudio Allifranchini, Riccardo Fioravanti, Giampiero Prina, Arrigo Cappelletti, Attilio Zanchi. He has taken part in the tour "Quelli che il jazz...." with Enzo Jannacci. He has done a lot of work for radio and television, participated in numerous jazz festivals, and also been an arranger for artists like Amy Stewart and Silvia Mezzanotte.
MARCO MISTRANGELO: bass and double bass player, graduated from the Conservatory of Piacenza, and since 1996 he has dedicated himself primarily to jazz and modern music. He has extensive experience collaborating with notable Italian and foreign jazz artists, specifically Paolo Tomelleri with whom he regulary collaborates, and among others: Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Bill Carrothers, Bruno De Filippi, Carlo Bagnoli, Rudy Migliardi, Max De Aloe, Emilio Soana, Rossano Sportiello, Piero Bassini, Emanuele Cisi, Giovanni Falzone, Tony Arco, Laura Fedele, Felice Reggio, Stefano Bagnoli, Fabrizio Bosso,Tullio De Piscopo, Lino Patruno, Bebo Ferra, Giulio Visibelli, Paolo Pellegatti, Alfredo Ferrario, Michele Franzini, Paolo Alderighi, Adi Souza, Lillian Buottè, Hengelbert Wrobel.
His experience also includes collaboration with various pop and folk singers (Giuni Russo, Giangilberto Monti, Sorelle Marinetti, Kaballà).
He has recorded more than 40 albums from jazz, latin music, folk to music for the theatre. In addition to performing he teaches and collaborates with different civic schools.
He is a teacher at “Corsi di Jazz della Civica Scuola di Musica "C.Abbado" di Milano (Triennio Afam).