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Music and fashion in Barga Vecchia

Music and fashion in Barga Vecchia

Four of the Aristodemos were in Barga Vecchia this morning for a quick run through of one or two of their songs as they prepare for next Sundays concert in Castiglione di Garfagnana. Friends from Livorno captured a few minutes of their music and 10 minutes later their was a mini fashion shoot going on […]

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Borghi Swing – The Aristodemos

Borghi Swing – The Aristodemos

The Aristodemo’s are: Andrea Gonnella (Vocals), Keane (percussioni / percussion), Alessandro Rizzardi (Mandolino / Mandolin and Sax), Fabio Guazzelli (chitarra / guitar) and friends : Simone Venturi – keyboards and Luca Franchini – d.bass

The Aristodemos and Friends play Filecchio as part of the series of events – Borghi Swing.  Il Festival barghigiano è stato inserito per il 2018 nel progetto Borghi Swing, un’iniziativa ideata e promossa da I-Jazz (l’associazione che riunisce alcuni tra i più noti e seguiti festival jazz italiani) con il sostegno del MiBAC. Protagonisti sette festival […]

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The Aristodemos – “the biroldo tapes”

The Aristodemo’s are: Andrea Gonnella (Vocals), Keane (percussioni / bodhran and cajón), Leo Gnesi ( Basso), Alessandro Rizzardi (Mandolino / Mandolin and Sax), Fabio Guazzelli (chitarra / guitar) Ugo Menconi (Accordion)

Well it has been talked about for what seems like the last couple of years but finally it looks as though the Barga swing group, The Aristodemos  have finally got their act together and recorded a CD. Back in November of last year they were all hard at work in a new rehearsal space in Barga Vecchia at Il […]

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The Aristodemos: new CD – “The Biroldo Tapes”

The Aristodemos: new CD –  “The Biroldo Tapes”

Gianni Nuzzi in the old studios of VideoMusic up at Castelvecchio Pascoli this evening put the final touches to the new CD entitled "THE BIROLDO TAPES" from the Barga swing band.

Well it has been talked about for what seems like the last couple of years but finally it looks as though the Barga swing group, The Aristodemos  have finally got their act together and recorded a CD. Back in November of last year they were all hard at work in a new rehearsal space in Barga Vecchia at Il […]

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The Aristodemos – Festival d’ Autunno

The Aristodemos – Festival d’ Autunno

The Barga swing band - The Aristodemos braved the rain and played the 4th Annual Autumn Festival on the hills above Barga at the Ciocco

Si svolgerà sabato 17 e domenica 18 il Festival d’Autunno, un weekend a base di buon cibo e prodotti artigianali dedicato alla stagione autunnale organizzato dal Ciocco Tenuta e Parco. Ecco il calendario della due giorni: Sabato 17 settembre Ore 10.30 inizio del Festival d’Autunno e taglio del nastro Dalle 10.30 alle 18.30 spettacoli circensi […]

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The Aristodemos and friends : swing and chips

The Aristodemos and friends : swing and chips

The last night of the Fish and chips festival – Sagra del Pesce e Patate at the Moscardini Stadium in Barga was a swinging affair as The Aristodemos were there to add a musical presence to the event with their mixture of traditional Italian songs all laced with a heady mixture of swing. As can […]

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The Aristodemo’s play Flamingo caffè, Gallicano

The Aristodemo’s play Flamingo caffè, Gallicano

Andrea Gonnella – Vocals | Fabio Guazzelli – Guitar | Alessandro Rizzardi – Mandolin / Clarinet | Ugo Menconi – Accordion | Leonardo Gnesi – Doublebass | Keane – Percussion   The band came together in the winter of 2009 when local musicians Alessandro Rizzardi (mandolino), Keane (Percussioni), Fabio Guazelli (chitarra), Leo Gnesi (contro bass), […]

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Australia: The Aristodemos and Barga Jazz Club on the radio

Australia: The Aristodemos and Barga Jazz Club on the radio

This morning Barga, Barga Jazz Club and The Aristodemos were featured on the radio in Melbourne, Australia as a direct result of the recent visit to Barga by Melbourne’s celebrated singer, songwriter and poet, Ian Bland

Ian arrived from the other side of the world with his family to spend a few days here but they enjoyed themselves so much that they extended their holiday to 10 days before they reluctantly moved on – they just couldn’t get enough of Barga (article here) His daughter, Ellen was here in the city […]

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“That’s amore” played by The Aristodemo’s

50% of The Aristodemos playing in the unofficial cultural centre of Barga - Da Aristos

“That’s amore” played by The Aristodemo’s – video by Elisabetta Gianasi

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The Aristodemo’s in rehearsals

The Aristodemo’s in rehearsals

Swing Italiano with the Aristodemo's

So its that time of year when not a lot is going on, its cold outside and Easter is still a long way off – many people start to almost hibernate, curling up in front of the fire with a good book but not the Aristodemos. For them this is the best time of year […]

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The Aristodemos: Aristo’s Corner Festival – chiusura

The Aristodemos: Aristo’s Corner Festival – chiusura

In chiusura della prima Edizione de "Aristo's Corner Festival"

Back in June, Piazza Salvo Salvi in Barga Vecchia was filled with people enjoying the first of series of events which took place all through the summer season – the Aristo’s Corner Festival (article here) Organised by the dynamic crew at the Da Aristo bar the opening concert was by the house band, The Aristodemos […]

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The Aristodemos play the #loveproject

The Aristodemos play the #loveproject

This Sunday the newly renovated church on Isola Santa was filled with the sound of Swing Italiano as the Aristodemos - Alessandro Rizzardi on mandolin and sax, Fabio Guazzelli on guitar, Keane – bodhràn and percussion, Ugo Menconi on fisarmonica, Leo Gnesi – Contrabbasso …. and of course, Andrea Gonnella on vocals participated in the long awaited for #loveproject

Il 13 e 14 giugno 2015, Love Project sarà presentato a Isola Santa (Careggine, Lucca), un antico borgo lambito dal piccolo omonimo lago e incastonato in una valle mozzafiato del Parco delle Alpi Apuane. Qui, nella sconsacrata chiesa medievale di S. Jacopo (XIII sec.), due grandi strutture lignee incorniceranno le 50 opere realizzate da ciascun […]