Roma jazz festival!!!
Roma Jazz Festival was launched in 1976 and today celebrates its 40th anniversary, still being an extraordinary stage for international jazz and different genres.
Artistic director Mario Ciampà has written pages in music history bringing in Rome the greatest legends of jazz for the likes of Miles Davis and Pat Metheny, bring to the stage the greatest Italian and international performers of this music genre: Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, John McLaughlin, Gato Barbieri, Sonny Rollins, George Benson, Ray Charles, BB King, Mc Coy Tyner, Chick Corea, Michael Brecker, Jim Hall, Elvin Jones, Wayne Shorter, just to name a few.
Over the years Rome has been animated this music genre which sublimates any technical virtuosity in art and can live in any popular or sophisticated environment, as it doesn't forget where it comes from and the atmosphere that has nourished it.
Performances hasve been hosted at the Olympic Stadium, the Circus Maximus, the former Air Terminal in the Ostiense district as well as suburban theaters, clubs and parks up to the Auditorium Parco della Musica 12 years ago, where the festival has become an annual event. For this forty-years edition, the Festival celebrates its history: during each concert one of the main topics addressed in past editions will be performed.
The first concert celebrated Metasax, the importance of sax in jazz history, with the duo Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau.
One the protagonists will be Jacob Collier, the much-anticipated 21 years old multi-instrumentalist. For the theme Tradavanguardia, the proposal accordionist Richard Galliano. Jazz labels will present a concert by the quartet of the guitarist John Scofield.
Erri De Luca will propose the show "The proven music", accompanied by the quintet of saxophonist Stefano Di Battista, a fine blend of jazz and literature. Enrico Rava, with pianist Giovanni Guidi and electronics master Matthew Herbert will combine his poetry with electronic sounds and video images for a Visual Jazz show. The theme The Masters will be played by the duo Stanley Jordan and Billy Cobham, while Generation Jazz, an evening dedicated to young Italian talents, will perform the New Talents Jazz Orchestra Mario Corvini.
The young Cécile McLorin Savant will perform the theme Jazz appeal and, to end the festival, for the theme Jazz feeds the Planet, a concert by pianist Omar Sosa and Cuban Yilian Canizares.
The program include three swing concerts on Sunday morning at la Casa del Jazz ('House of Jazz').