ALTI & BASSI are an "a cappella" quintet which started its activity in 1994 in Milan.In the intervening years, they have been extremely busy in concerts organised by prestigious musical associations and institutions and have been the guests of I Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan, the season Notturni a Villa Simonetta, the Festival della canzone italiana anni '40/'50 at the Palazzo Reale, Turin, the Umberto Giordano Festival in Baveno (VB), the Festival di Sanremo della Canzone Jazzata in Sanremo, the Accademia Corale S. Tempia at the Conservatoire in Turin, the musical marathon "La Musica è per tutti" (Music is for Everyone) organized by Amadeus in the Giuseppe Verdi Room at the Conservatoire in Milan, the Accademia Filarmonica di Messina in the Teatre Annibale di Francia, la Musa Leggera in the Haydn Auditorium in Bolzano, the Teatro delle Muse in Ancona, Teatro Manzoni in Pistoia, Teatro Saschall in Florence, the Visioninmusica season in the Gazzoli Auditorium in Terni, at the Stagione Concertistica del Teatro Rossini in Pesaro, the Accademia Filarmonica Romana at the Teatro Argentina in Rome, and the "Musica e il vento" Festival at Pantelleria. They have been guests many times at Blue Note Jazz Club in Milan.
ALTI & BASSI have taken part in many TV shows, for example"Good Vibrations" on Tele+3,"Roxy Bar" on Videomusic, "Buona Domenica" presented by L. Cuccarini in 1996 and, in 2006, they were guests of Maurizio Costanzo on "Tutte Le Mattine" on Canale 5 and "Alle due su Raiuno" presented by Paolo Limiti.
They have been the voices behind a number of advertising jingles e.g. (Pagobancomat, Auchan....), television signature tunes such as Perepepè, the programme hosted by Gene Gnocchi on Rai Due, the signature tune "Pausette" and some Christmas themes for La Sette TV, "Le Cocche" for Lei
and the closing theme in "Un amore di strega", a fiction on Canale 5 with Alessia Marcuzzi. They have been invited for the Telethon marathon on Rai Uno with Milliy Carlucci and Fabrizio Frizzi.
They have also taken part in many radio shows: Rock FM, Radio Svizzera Italiana, Radio Classica, "Nick and the NightFly" on RadioCapital and Montecarlo Night on Radio Montecarlo presented by Nick the Night Fly, "Kitchen" on Radio Deejay hosted by Andrea Pezzi, Caffelatte news with Paolo, Lester and Alfonso Signorini as presenters on Radio Montecarlo.
They have been interviewed by Lifegate Radio, 101, Radio RAI Uno and Radio RAI Tre, they have been guests of "Notturno Italiano" on Radio RAI International and Grammelot and Piazza Verdi, live, on Radio RAI Tre. Radio FMPalermo di Buenos Aires has devoted a number of special programmes to Alti & Bassi.In 2006 Fiorello broadcast a number of excerpts from the album MEDLEY during two episodes of Viva Radio DUE.
The group was also invited to several international festivals such as Voice Mania in 1998, 2000 and 2006 in Vienna, the A Cappella Festival, in Zug, Switzerland, Pure Voices in Kateldorf, Leitha, VokalTotal in Graz. Radio Svizzera Italiana has invited Alti & Bassi to Locarno for the festival "Notte di mezza estate" (Midsummer Night) in Mendrisio.
They have been invited to participate at the fifth edition of the music festival MI.TO. Settembre Musica 2011 at the Teatro Filodrammatici of Milan.
ALTI & BASSI were awarded the Quartetto Cetra Prize in 1998 and the Prize in honour of Renato Carosone in 2006. Read the concert’s program!
Discography: The “Alti & Bassi” quintet have already recorded five CDs:
1) “Il Mito Americano” in 1998, presented by Lucia Mannucci and Virgilio Savona of Quartetto Cetra.
2) “Il Favoloso Gershwin” in 2001, presented by Lelio Luttazzi.
3) “Take five!”. It’s a collection of five jazz “ a cappella” Christmas tracks each belonging to a different gender of music. Presented by the jazz guitarist Franco Cerri and the special guest of Nick The Night Fly.
4) “MEDLEY” in 2006, presented byPaolo Conte. A Cappella Disney, Broadwai, Platters, West Side Story, Beatles, Lucio Battisti and Bee Gees;
5) “IO HO IN MENTE TE” in 2009. The most famous italian 60/70 songs.