Repertoire: Italian swing, brilliant and very ironic
Còco Band was originated by Costanza Sansoni’s wish to sing strictly Italian songs which tell their musical stories with much irony and a brilliant interpretation. She chooses an unusual and basic accompaniment: Oskar Boldre does the arrangements and uses his voice as an instrument to imitate bass, bass tuba, trombones and others... Emilio Bonvini, drummer and percussionist with considerable experiences from Rock-Blues to Fusion and Afro-Cuban music which guarantee a sparkling tight rhythm.
The authors: Celentano, Valente, Mina, Modugno, but also Caputo, the Voci Atroci, Cottifogli, Walt Disney…
Costanza Sansoni – voice
Studies Jazz singing with Anna Bakja and performs in small formations in the Milan region; sings in the choir Canto Sospeso (extra-European folk music) and in the ensemble 1492 (baroque music), both directed by master Martinho Lutero; in between she participates in many seminars: Jazz styles with Jay Clayton – vocal improvisation with Bob Stoloff – Jazz singing and interpretation with Mal Waldrom and Steve Lacy. In all the seminars Sansoni is chosen to perform at the concert evenings; she sings in the choir Cappelle Mauriziana (renaissance and baroque music) directed by master Mario Valsecchi; she is part of the vocal ensemble directed by flutist, singer, and composer Francesco Forges Davanzati (experimental-contemporary music) and in the vocal ensemble Ancore d’Aria (experimental music – crossover), directed by composer and singer Oskar Boldre. Sansoni performs with all these groups and as a soloist in Italy and beyond.
Emilio Bonvini - drums and percussion
Oskar Boldre – vocal bass, loops and arrangements