The Aristodemos play Tiglio Alto – v 3.0

The Aristodemos play Tiglio Alto

The last three concerts by the Aristodemos were cancelled due to Covid but this evening local people finally managed to sit down and enjoy an evening with the musicians with a concert up in the cooler air of the mountains above Barga at Tiglio Alto.

Thanks to a collaboration between Barga Jazz  and Misericordia Tiglio, the Aristodemos played their version of mainly forgotten swing Italiano from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s to a large seated crowd enjoying the fantastic view, the sunset and the music.

The Aristodemo’s are: Andrea Gonnella (Vocals), Keane (percussioni / percussion), Alessandro Rizzardi (Mandolino / Mandolin and Sax), Fabio Guazzelli (chitarra / guitar), Leo Gnesi on *double–bass

And after a gap of a few years  – the full sound of the accordion, is once more to be heard from the group with the arrival of Francesco Massagli and his swing fisarmonica.


The band came together in the winter of 2009 when local musicians Alessandro Rizzardi (mandolino), Keane (Percussioni), Fabio Guazelli (chitarra), Leo Gnesi (contro bass), and Andrea Gonnella (cantante) found each other in Aristo’s enoteca, with instruments in hand, and exciting ideas in mind and of course, passion in heart.

Focusing mainly on forgotten swing Italiano from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, The Aristodemos welcome you to jump back in time and into their salotto. You may also hear something contemporary swung into Aristo gear.


* actually no – Leo’s double bass suffered a catastrophic failure on the journey up the mountain and hastily organised repairs were not enough and so luckily a bass ukulele was quickly transported up to Tiglio and as they say …. the band played on.

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