Roma Jazz Festival 2017: Jazz is my Religion
Rome’s annual jazz festival returns to its dual venues, Auditorium Parco della Musica and Casa del Jazz, but also hosts concerts in other venues including Live Alcazar, Casa del Jazz, Pantheon and Sagrestia del Borromini for its 41st edition.
In the decades since its inception, the event has steadily elevated the genre – past headliners include musical icons like Miles Davis, Ray Charles and B.B. King. This year’s lineup is no exception, with an exciting roster of modern day jazz’s most prolific artists and prodigious newcomers.
Chick Corea and Steve Gadd take the stage at the festival on 5 November. Gadd, a legendary drummer of the past 40 years, and Corea, one of the most renowned jazz pianists of the last 50 years, perform and bring jazz legends back to the stage. While web star Adam Ben Ezra, a double bassist and multi-instrumentalist born and raised in Tel Aviv, brings double bass to the 21st century and skillfully moves from one instrument to another during a performance (13 Nov). Other artists include Simona Molinari Quartet (9 Nov), Mulatu Astake (12 Nov), Kenny Barron, Dado Moroni, Cyrus Chestnut e Danny Grisset (20 Nov); acclaimed Italian jazz musician Giovanni Guidi (21 Nov); Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita who seamlessly blend jazz with Cuban music, rap, and hip-hop (23 Nov); Grammy Award pianist and jazz organist Cory Henry (28 Nov) and many more. Visit their website for a full list of performances and venues.
ROMA JAZZ FESTIVAL 2017
Auditorium Parco della Musica – Casa del Jazz – Pantheon – Live Alcazar – Sagrestia del Borromini – Il Pitigliani – Chiesa di San Nicola da Tolentino
Tickets: Free – €30