Roma Jazz Festival: Jazz for change – broadcasted live on LIVE NOW
Rome’s Jazz festival returns for its 44th edition with 8 concerts behind closed doors. Due to the decree issued on October 25th, this year’s edition will only be available online. The artists will perform live at Auditorium Parco della Musica and you’ll be able to tune in and see the concerts from your device using the international platform LIVE NOW.
Jazz music has always been used as a mean through which change has been told. And this year’s theme is dedicated to change. “Jazz for Change” is the title of this year’s edition–a program designed to view jazz music as a philosophy of life, between improvisation, creativity and sociability. It will investigate how jazz helps change people’s lives.
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, although reduced due to the recent governmental measures in response to the spike in Covid-19 cases, won’t stop one of the most important international events dedicated to jazz. The festival was originally scheduled to kick off on October 29th and has now been postponed to November 10th. Eight of the originally planned 14 concerts will still take place, behind closed doors in the halls of the Auditorium. Parco della Musica will broadcast each concert live in HD streaming using the platform LIVE NOW. The live streaming of the festival’s concerts can be purchased either individually or with a subscription plan (see below how to purchase tickets).
But even given the circumstance, this year’s lineup is no exception, with an exciting roster of modern day jazz’s most prolific artists and prodigious newcomers. From the Caribbean sounds of Roberto Fonseca, Mino Cinelu and Yilian Canizares to the Nordic sounds of Nils Petter Molvær; from the “ecological” jazz of Enzo Favata, with the famous geologist Mario Tozzi, to the political music of the Area Open Project, who will present their new album during the festival; from the hypnotic concert by Alexander Hawkins and Hamid Drake to the melancholy by Salvador Sobral.
Unfortunately the concerts of Don Moye, La Batteria, Ugoless, Francesco Diodati, Daniele di Bonaventura and Marco Bardoscia have been canceled, as well as the already canceled concert of The Comet is Coming due to the previous restrictions of the British government. However, the world premiere concerts and performances by international guests and leading Italian artists are guaranteed.
How to purchase concert tickets
The concerts can be purchased individually (€5) or as a subscription formula (€15) directly on LIVE NOW but also on Dice and TicketOne. Each concert will remain on demand for 24 hours after the live broadcast, which is scheduled at 9pm, Italian time. The links to purchase the live streams on Dice and TicketOne will be activated in the next few days. If you had already purchased tickets for the concerts at Auditorium Parco della Musica, you can request a refund directly on the TicketOne platform or from the physical retailer.
2020 FESTIVAL PROGRAM
AREA OPEN PROJECT
Tuesday November 10
MARIO TOZZI & ENZO FAVATA
Wednesday November 11
ALEXANDER HAWKINS & HAMID DRAKE
Thursday November 12
Friday November 13
ROBERTO FONSECA “YESUN” TRIO
Saturday November 14
LUCA AQUINO TRIO | MANU KATCHÈ | MIMMO PALADINO – “GONG, IL SUONO DELL’ULTIMO ROUND”
Tuesday November 17
MINO CINELU & NILS PETTER MOLVÆR – “SULAMADIANA”
Thursday November 19
YILIAN CANIZARES RESILIENT TRIO
Friday November 20
November 10 – 20, 2020
Only available online on the LIVE NOW platform
concerts will remain on demand for 24 hours after the live show
Tickets: €5 single concert, €15 subscription formula