Carlo Aonzo: mandolin
Lorenzo Piccone: guitar
Luciano Puppo: double bass

About us...
A musical journey from the Italian tradition to jazz, from classical music to bluegrass: from Europe to America and back...

A voyage through European and American music, revisiting songs chosen from among the international evergreens. The music, which can be offered in different combinations, encompasses a variety of musical genres, from bluegrass to folk dances, from soundtracks to jazz and Brazilian music, from Italian melody to a review of the classical repertoire. A "Mandolin journey" to discover, in the company of this amazing instrument, the common roots of music.
Un viaggio musicale dalla tradizione italiana al jazz, dalla musica classica al bluegrass: dall'Europa all'America e ritorno....

Un viaggio attraverso la musica europea e americana, rivisitando brani scelti tra gli evergreens internazionali. Il repertorio, che può essere proposto in diverse combinazioni, comprende vari generi musicali, dal bluegrass alle danze popolari, dalle colonne sonore al jazz e la musica brasiliana, dalla melodia italiana alla rivisitazione del repertorio classico. Un "Mandolin journey" per ritrovare, in compagnia di questo straordinario strumento, le radici comuni della musica.

Our new Album 2019: "MANDOLITALY"

In a journey through the Peninsula, Mandolitaly reinterprets the musical works symbolising the tradition of the Bel Paese in the world and the soundtrack of entire generations of Italians. Carlo Aonzo Trio’s arrangements create new atmospheres, enhancing the expressivity of the Italian instrument par excellence with original harmonies balancing between past and present.

Exceptional special guests - true leaders in their musical genres - enrich the collection with their undiscussed talent and bring the listener to unexplored and surprising mandolin sound territories.

The mandolin like you have never heard before.

Our first Album
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“A Mandolin Journey” is the journey to discover and rediscover the Mandolin, the real protagonist of this 15 tracks adventure. Together with my travel companions, Lorenzo Piccone and Luciano Puppo, we followed the call of its eight strings, which took us from their origins in Naples to an adventure around the world. 

We started from the Italian roots of the mandolin - a strong iconic symbol of Italy in the world - and we explored its wide repertoire, attaining, through new atmospheres and sonorities, a rich mixture of culture and tradition, which are extremely important to the music of our country. 

Following its tracks in search of fortune towards the Americas, we unearthed musical scores and different ways of approaching the instrument, thus creating a fascinating itinerary ranging from classical music to folk, choro, jazz and more….. 

Often the mandolin has traveled in 3rd class, accompanying immigrants through seas and continents, inside cardboard suitcases to unknown lands. But wherever it landed it made its new dwelling by cleverly integrating with the local culture. This is confirmed by the different shapes and tunings that it took up within the various musical genres that welcomed it. 

With this project we present the Italian mandolin’s journey in its various traditional, renewed and reinvented aspects; a modern melting pot of music and culture. A musical map, sailing off from the strong foundations of our tradition towards other interesting and unexpected sonorous routes.

(Carlo Aonzo)