Cosimo and the Hot Coals

Cosimo and the Hot Coals

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Cosimo and the Hot Coals is a 5-piece italian jazz band that offers a repertoire that spans from New Orleans tradition and Hot Jazz to 20s and 30s Swing. The band is led by cornetist, trumpeter and singer Cosimo Pignataro who’s accompanied by his four Hot Coals: Martin Di Pietro (piano), Stefano Della Grotta (guitar & banjo), Mirko Boles (doublebass) and Michele Capasso (drums). They perform in jazz clubs, festivals and swing dance events in Italy and Europe. Lindy hop dancers and music lovers get off on their music, a music that seems to have the power to reach and warm every kind of people from the feet to the heart. In 2018 they published an album, Louisiana Dreaming (2018), which contains eight traditional and standard songs from the New Orleans jazz tradition and two original tracks. In 2020 the band had its first european tour, gaining praises from the French, English and Swiss audience. During the last lockdown the band produced its second album, Speakeasy, entirely written, recorded and mixed at home. The album release led to a Italian tour, the highly successful Speakeasy Tour, that brought the band all over Italy during last summer. 
 Cosimo and his Hot Coals are a unique band in the italian and european scene thanks to their ability to blend the ‘10s and ‘20s jazz tradition with their unmistakable italian style.

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