The NP Big Band is composed of 17 musicians and was born in 2008 with the aim of playing swing music from american famous big bands of 30s and 40s.
Their repertoire draws mainly from the ones of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and Glenn Miller's orchestras but also including songs from other famous big bands of the time.
Because of the kind of music they play, The NP Big Band has become a main presence in all the italian and european big swing festivals, with no other rivals in Europe, as witnessed by the number of their participations to some of the most important european events such as Como Swing Crash, Munich Rock That Swing, Lubiana Sweet Swing Festival, Cannes Balboa On The Promenade, Herrand Dance camp.
Massimo Rapetti, Orlando Coccoglioniti, Grazia Favale, Enrico Oliveri -trumpet
Denis Trapasso, Tony Carvelli, Ian Veronese -Trombons
Paolo Maffi, Roberto Trabona -Alto sax
Paolo Piccardo - Tenor sax and clarinet
Alberto Oliveri - Clarinet and tenor sax
Antonio Maffezzoni - Baritone sax and clarinet
Luca Lamari - Piano
Marco Parodi - Guitar
Roberto Resaz - Double bass
Luca Rigazio - Drums
Erika Celesti - Voice