Roma Jazz Festival: Jazz is now
The Roma Jazz Festival returns to its summer location for its 42nd edition. For 35 days, over 170 musicians will perform in 4 locations around the city, making this event one of the most important and long-lived Italian realities.
Curated by the artistic director Mario Ciampà, this year’s program has a lot in store and crosses an arc of at least three generations, defining the path taken up till now, and analyzing the proposals that will contribute to creating the jazz sound of the future. The selected locations represent two guarantees – Auditorium Parco della Musica and Casa del Jazz, where major national and international artists will performe – and two new ones, Museo MAXXI and Parterre – Farnesina Social Garden which will welcome emerging artists from New York jazz and London.
From Enrico Rava & Danilo Rea (1 July) to Snarky Puppy (7 July), from Camille Bertault (11 July) to Tony Allen (13 July), from Chick Corea (14 July) to Knower (16 July), from Stefano Bollani (16 July) to Randy Weston (19 July), from Pat Metheny (20 July) to Cory Henry (23 July), and from Dee Dee Bridgewater (24 July) to Steve Coleman (27 July), from Sons of Kemet (1 Aug) to Lizz Wright (3 Aug), great music, creativity, contaminations, new sounds, fun, emotions will be at the center of this great festival.
The festival will try to tackle some important questions such as: what happened to jazz in these past years? How has it evolved? Who were the central figures that allowed this music to go through a hundred years of history, and how is the legacy of these protagonists constantly modeled and contextualized by their heirs to be usable, understandable and contemporary?
The artistic director Mario Ciampà says that “with the festival’s program, floating between the past, present and future, we will try to answer these questions. In this edition, young talents and emerging artists will be protagonists just as much as the big names of jazz on the international scene.”
This edition will tackle the past, present and future of Jazz on the road to rediscover the Neo Soul of Afrobeat and R&B.
July 01 | Casa del Jazz | Enrico Rava & Danilo Rea
July 07 | Auditorium Parco della Musica | Snarky Puppy
July 08 | Casa del Jazz | Woodstock Reloaded
July 09 | Casa del Jazz | Licaones
July 11 | Casa del Jazz | Camille Bertault Trio
July 12 | MAXXI | Tommaso Cappellato & LNDFK
July 13 | Casa del Jazz | Tony Allen
July 14 | Parterre Farnesina | Oddisee & Good Company
July 14 | Auditorium Parco della Musica | Chick Corea Acoustic Band
July 15 | Casa del Jazz | Giovanni Guidi & Fabrizio Bosso
July 16 | Parterre Farnesina | Knower
July 16 | Auditorium Parco della Musica | Stefano Bollani Quintet
July 18 | Casa del Jazz | The Freexielanders
July 19 | Casa del Jazz | Randy Weston
July 20 | Auditorium Parco della Musica | Pat Metheny
July 21 | MAXXI | Kamaal Williams
July 22 | Casa del Jazz | Corey Harris Acoustic Trio
July 23 | Parterre Farnesina | Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
July 23 | Casa del Jazz | Vijay Iyer Sextet
July 24 | Casa del Jazz | Dee Dee Bridgewater
July 25 | Casa del Jazz | Tanotrio
July 26 | Casa del Jazz | Paolo Fresu & Chano Dominguez
July 27 | Casa del Jazz | Steve Coleman
July 28 | Parterre Farnesina | Jungle Green
July 29 | Casa del Jazz | Big Fat Band
July 30 | Casa del Jazz | Cinema Italia
July 31 | Casa del Jazz | New Talents Jazz Orchestra
August 01| MAXXI | Sons of Kemet
August 02| Casa del Jazz | Lizz Wright
August 03| Casa del Jazz | Chansons!
August 04| Casa del Jazz | Piji Siciliani
August 05| Casa del Jazz | Swing Valley Band
July 1 – August 5
Auditorium Parco della Musica – Casa del Jazz – Museo Maxxi – Parterre Farnesina Social Garden
Tickets: from €15