The Quintet of Lucca

Stock Photo 60s

In the photo (by Riccardo Schwamenthal) the Lucca Quintet at the Sanremo Festival in 1959. From left: Giampiero Giusti, Antonello Vannucchi, Gaetano Mariani, Giovanni Tommaso and Vito Tommaso.

In 1958 the Lucca Quintet won the New Stars Cup in the festival organized by Carlo Pieroni and Adriano Mazzoletti at the Quirino theater in Rome. Four years later, in 1962, the team won the Jazz Cup, RAI radio competition organized by Adriano Mazzoletti.

Contribution extracted from the book "L’Italia del Jazz" by Adriano Mazzoletti

quintetto di Lucca, l'immagine

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