Pianist Stefano Bollani, renowned trumpet player Enrico Rava, these are just two of the big names of Rome’s Jazz Festival, the music event devoted to the very best of Italian jazz and upcoming artists.
Now in its 34th year, the Rome Jazz Festival has always focused on developing a central theme around which to design artistic choices. And this has led to an authentic journey through jazz over the years, with a musical and socio-cultural point of view. This year’s “Gezz” project, which stands for Generation Jazz, stems from the awareness of the increasingly important role jazz has come to play in the artistic and cultural Italian context, since many Italian musicians have established themselves on the international scene and the number of young talents has increased. Therefore, this year’s festival will present an overview of the new Italian jazz scene, with the aim to investigate aesthetic values, trends and new horizons of the emerging jazz generation. Among the most anticipated events are performances by singer-songwriter and pianist Chiara Civello and by vocalist, composer and arranger Maria Pia de Vito.
But the Rome Jazz Festival won’t just be an Italy-focused event, International jazz stars such as Esperanza Spalding and Macy Gray will also play!
The Rome Jazz Festival starts today and will run until November 30 in Auditorium Parco della Musica, viale Pietro de Coubertin. Tickets on sale at the Auditorium from 11 am to 6 pm or online