JAZZ GIGS & EVENTS
Rome Jazz Festival, various venues, Rome, Italy.
Friday, November 01, 2019 - Sunday, December 01, 2019
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The 43rd edition of the Rome Jazz Festival, is approaching.
From November 1st to December 1st, the wonderful capital of Italy will become the stage for the most appreciated and iconic international masters of jazz, such as Archie Shepp, Abdullah Ibrahim, Dave Holland, Dianne Reeves, Antonio Sánchez and Ralph Towner, and for the most talented musicians of the new jazz generation, such as Donny McCaslin, Kokoroko, Cory Wong, Moonlight Benjamin, Elina Duni and many others.
23 concerts, 4 charming locations (Auditorium Parco della Musica, Casa del Jazz, Monk and Alcazar), 1 extremely current theme: No borders. Migration and integration. As a matter of fact, this edition aims at displaying how jazz still is a primary artistic weapon to denounce and fight old and new forms of discrimination and social tensions, basing itself on this statement: it is possible to fully understand the concept of border only if we are ready to cross it.
ROME JAZZ FESTIVAL 2019
November 1st –December 1st
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM | ARCHIE SHEPP QUARTET | ANTONIOSÁNCHEZ & MIGRATION | BIG FAT ORCHESTRA | CARMEN SOUZA | CORY WONG |
CROSS CURRENTS TRIO: DAVE HOLLAND/ZAKIR HUSSAIN/CHRIS POTTER |
DAYRAMIR GONZALEZ | DIANNE REEVES | DONNY McCASLIN ELINA DUNI |FEDERICA MICHISANTI HORN TRIO | GABRIELE COEN
GARY BARTZ/MAISHA|KOKOROKO | LINDA MAY HAN OH | LUIGI CINQUEHYPERTEXT O’RCHESTRA |MARE NOSTRUM: PAOLO FRESU/JANLUNDGREN/RICHARD GALLIANO |MOONLIGHT BENJAMIN | RADIODERVISH ROBERTO OTTAVIANO | TIGRAN HAMASYAN
Jazz giants Archie Shepp, Abdullah Ibrahim, Dave Holland, Antonio Sánchez and Ralph Towner.
The new scene represented by Donny McCaslin, Kokoroko, Cory Wong and Moonlight Benjamin.
The Mediterranean sound of Radiodervish and Mare Nostrum ensemble with Paolo Fresu, Richard Galliano and Jan Lundgren.
The great female protagonists Dianne Reeves, Carmen Souza, Linda May Han Oh and Elina Duni.
And, as if that were not enough: Tigran Hamasyan, Dayramir González, Federica Michisanti, Luigi Cinque, Gabriele Coen, Roberto Ottaviano, Big Fat Orchestra and Gary Bartz with Maisha.
What a line-up for the 43rd edition of Rome Jazz Festival, running from 1st November to 1st December 2019, with 23 concerts across the capital’s hotspots: Auditorium Parco della Musica, Casa del Jazz, Monk and Alcazar.
Rome Jazz Festival 2019 is funded by the MIBAC [Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali] - Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities - and it is organised by the IMF Foundation in collaboration with Fondazione Musica per Roma.
Advance tickets are available on TicketOne: https://bit.ly/2ZfaPlh
“No borders. Migration and integration” is the highly pertinent title of this edition. A programme designed to explore how jazz music today reflects, in its broadest geographical and stylistic articulations, an irresistible urge to fight old and new forms of exclusion, and to create opportunities to come together and create an active discussion.
Born as a result and reaction of dramatic events, not least, the African slave trade throughout the Americas and the consequent racial discrimination, jazz is a universal language, an extraordinary reservoir of creative answers to the questions and tensions constantly raised by issues such as borders, migration and integration, whose ever- increasing presence in the public debate forces us to reflect and take a stand.
The blast of a new generation of female musicians intentioned to get rid of gender discrimination, along with new hybrid languages experiments, and reflections on the drama of new migrations, the message of Rome Jazz Festival 2019 is that we can understand the concept of border only if we are ready to cross it too.
Rome Jazz Festival 2019
1st November – 1st December
Auditorium Parco della Musica, via Pietro de Coubertin, 30
Monk Club, via Giuseppe Mirri, 35
Casa del Jazz, viale di Porta Ardeatina, 55
Alcazar, via Cardinale Merry del Val, 14b
+39 06 69345132
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