The Quintetto Denner comes out of the mixture of two different experiences and artistic sensitivities. The Trio Denner's academic experience, to which new forms of musical experimentation have been added, becomes tied up with one of the most famous names of the Italian musical survey: Guerrino Allifranchini. Clarinet and saxophone player, component of the Bruno Canfora's orchestra and famous all over the world for his wonderful career, he has been playing as soloist and with several famous musicians. During the show, therefore, the Quintetto Denner alternates the clarinet and the saxophone to perform classical, classical-contemporary and jazz pieces from the world musical survey. As far as the jazz is concerned, the Quintetto Denner proudly co-operates with Claudio Wally Allifranchini (internationally famous jazzman). During the show the Quartetto performs pieces composed on purpose by him. Another important co-operation is with Filippo Rodolfi (famous pianist, composer and arranger), who personally writes the arrangements for the group. With him the Quartetto performs the jazz recitals.
Since 2008, after the passing of Filippo Rodolfi, the quintet have added Davide Calvi to the group, a pianist, arranger and composer with a rich résumé in jazz music and in composition of soundtracks. He was also included in the new hundred talents by the magazine Musica Jazz in 2015.
On March 2016 Quintetto Denner performed several concerts and master classes in southern China (Guandong and Fujian provinces).
On that occasion the musicians had the privilege and the honour of playing at the wonderful Guangzhou Opera House (one of the ten top theatres in the world), running a master class for the saxophone and clarinet courses of the theatre academy. Then the group performed in several cities, such as Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Dongguang and Shantou. Here the quintet run a second master class and performed at the theatre of the Shantou University.
The tour ended then in Xiamen, where the group performed the final concert at the magnificent Real Live.
On 31 May 2013 the Quintetto Denner performed in Thessaloniki for the celebrations of the Italian Republic. The group has been personally invited by the Honorary Consul of Thessaloniki and the Italian Ambassador of Athens. The concert was performed at the open-air theatre Moni Lazariston (in the wonderful frame of the ex Lazarist Monastery, where nowadays the State Museum of Contemporary Art is located) and in the presence of the highest Italian and Greek authorities.
On 25 February 2011 the Quintetto Denner performed at the Expomeloneras Theatre in Gran Canaria on the occasion of the 27 Festival De Música De Canarias, a prestigious international festival where, in the past editions, important conductors have performed, such as:: Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Muti, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Colin Davis, John Eliot Gardiner, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sir Simon Rattle, Christina Thielemann, André Previn, Riccardo Chailly, Carlo Maria Giulini, Sir Georg Solti and many others.
On the same stage also performed such great artists as: Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Mstislav Rostropovich, Ivo Pogorelich, Cristina Gallardo-Domâs, Maria Joâo Pires, Vladmir Ashkenazy, Isaac Stern, Midori, Shlomo Mintz, YoYo Ma, Katia e Marielle Labèque, Radu Lupu, Henryk Szeryng, Cheryl Studer, Felicity Lott, Vladimir Spivakov
On 26 June 2008 the Quintetto Denner flew to the North American continent for a series of concerts in Canada. The group performed at the Toronto Jazz Festival, prestigious international festival where, in the past editions, important artists have performed such as: Dave Brubeck, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Sonny Rollins, James Moody, Maynard Ferguson, Chick Corea's Trio, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Branford and Wynton Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie.
In the 2008 edition of the Festival the quintet performed next to real jazz icons such as Dave Brubeck, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Ahmad Jamal, Geri Allen, Maceo Parker, Al Green and many others.
Once again the Quintetto Denner had the honour to represent Italy in an important international event.
In February 2005 the Quintetto Denner was in turnee in Australia and performed at the Concert hall of the conservatoire in Sidney. The quintet, afterwards, performed four concerts in the four splendid theatres of the Gold Coast Jazz Festival of Surfers Paradise, representing Italy at the Festival. The CD of the Quintetto Denner was broadcast from January on some of the main Australian radios.
In 2001 the Quintetto Denner took part to the "European Jazz Festival" of Izmir as unique Italian group (every country suggested a group that could represent its own jazz musical culture). In that occasion the quintet recorded a live CD (Quintetto Denner - Live in Turkey).
The music of the Quintetto Denner was broadcast in on radio and state television.
After the concert in Izmir (19 March) the group fled to Ankara, where they performed a concert at the University of Hacettepe on 21 March.