Roma Jazz Festival: No borders. Migration and integration.
Rome’s Jazz festival returns for its 43rd edition with 23 concerts. “No borders. Migration and integration” is the title of this year’s festival–a program designed to investigate how jazz music reflects an irresistible urgency to fight old and new forms of exclusion.
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.
Jazz icons like Archie Shepp, Abdullah Ibrahim, Dave Holland, Ralph Towner, Gary Barts and Dayramir Gonzalez are in store, but also contemporary jazz exponents like Kokoroko, Moonlight Benjamin, Donny McCaslin, Maisha and Cory Wong. Great female protagonists like Dianne Reeves and Carmen Souza side by side with the most recent talents like May Han Oh, Elina Duni and Federica Michiasanti. Also in store with their explorations of Mediterranean and Asian jazz are Radiodervish, Tigran Hamasyan and the Mare Nostrum ensemble with Paolo Fresu, Richard Galliano and Jan Lundgren on the one side, and the linguistic contamination of Luigi Five with the Hypertext O’rchestra on the other. The anti-Trump drummer, Antonio Sanchez, and his jazz in the time of sovereignism, and the nostalgia for migration told through the music of Big Fat Orchestra. Italian artists are also very present in the last week of the festival, with the Leonard Bernstein Tribute with the saxophonist Gabriele Coen, and Roberto Ottaviano, presenting his latest record–Eternal Love.
November 01 | Auditorium Parco della Musica | Radiodervish
November 01 | Monk | Kokoroko
November 02 | Auditorium Parco della Musica | Dianne Reeves
November 04 | Auditorium Parco della Musica | Antonio Sanchez
November 05 | Auditorium Parco della Musica | Linda May Han Oh
November 06 | Auditorium Parco della Musica | Dave Holland Cross Currents Trio
November 09 | Casa del Jazz | Big Fat Orchestra
November 11 | Auditorium Parco della Musica | Archie Shepp Quintet
November 13 | Auditorium Parco della Musica | Tigran Hamasyan
November 14 | Auditorium Parco della Musica | Dayramir Gonzalez
November 14 | Monk | Cory Wong
November 15 | Alcazar | Donny McCASLIN
November 16 | Casa del Jazz | Elina Duni
November 17 | Auditorium Parco della Musica | Abdullah Ibrahim
November 18 | Auditorium Parco della Musica | Ralph Towner
November 21 | Alcazar | Moonlight Benjamin
November 22 | Monk | Gary Bartz W/Maisha
November 23 | Casa del Jazz | Federica Michisanti Horn Trio
November 27 | Auditorium Parco della Musica | Gabriele Coen – Leonard Bernstein Tribute
November 28 | Auditorium Parco della Musica | Luigi Cinque – Hypertext O’rchetsra
November 29 | Auditorium Parco della Musica | Carmen Souza “The Silver Messengers”
November 30 | Auditorium Parco della Musica | Roberto Ottaviano “Eternal Love”
December 1 | Auditorium Parco della Musica| Mare Nostrum
November 1 – December 1
Auditorium Parco della Musica – Casa del Jazz – Monk – Alcazar Live
Tickets: from €15-30