A Roman holiday filled with music till September 8
Summer is back, and Village Celimontana makes a comeback to the Eternal City with its third edition. Till September 8th, get ready to dive deep into music, culture and elegance in Rome. After last year’s success, Village Celimontana proposes more than 100 live concerts and a jam-packed program. A festival which will see some of the greatest jazz musicians, swing and manouche formations on stage, alternating with tango shows and some of the most interesting Italian big bands. And for this event, the perfect setting awaits you: Villa Celimontana, an elegant and evocative location that recalls the charm of old Rome. For this occasion, the villa will be decorated in a vintage style that will be integrated with the beauty of the villa. Media-Partner of the event will be none other than Radio Montecarlo, the Italian radio that offers more space for jazz.
From the 30 June to 1 July, all fans of vinyls should reunite for Village Celimontana’s “Music Day”. Village Celimontana will also be a space dedicated to international music and international relations with foreign countries. In light of this aspect, this year there’s a new collaboration with the French Embassy with many events dedicated to artists from the Alps. On Sunday 24 June and Saturday 25 August there’s an appointment with the Chats Noirs, for an evening dedicated to the French song, while Sunday 8 July will be staged by Jean Sebastien Simonoviez Quartet and August 30, the Magnetic Orchestra feat Stephane Moutot. In occasion of the August 1st concert, which will see Vittorio Mezza & David Milzow Quartet on the stage, there will be an event sponsored by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.
There’s also a space dedicated to the historic Saint Louis Music School, which forges great musicians and talents on a national scene. Wednesdays 13, 20 and 27 June are dedicated to the school’s ensemble, the talented Flowin’ Chords chorus will be held on 12 July, on 19 July Atrìo, on 22 August The St Louis Funk Headquarters and finally on 29 August Dumbo Station. Sixteen concerts at aperitif time with the “live duo” will give space to the most prominent students of the school. Village Celimontana will give great space to an Italian excellence that has less and less space to perform, the “Big Band”.
The great jazz concerts will be attended by some of the best known musicians in the national and international scene. Carta Bianca to Enrico Pieranunzi will be a three-day event dedicated to the great pianist who will rise on Village Celimontana’s stage presenting two new records on Sunday, June 17 in duo with an emerging star – the Danish bassist Thomas Fonnesbeak – on Wednesday, July 4 with a concert in piano solo and on Thursday 5 July, with the guest, the virtuoso sax of Rosario Giuliani. A program full of stars, Massimo Morriconi, Ellade Bandini, Nico Gori, Mauro Carpi, Lorenzo Tucci, Aldo Bassi, Bepi D’Amato, Stefano Sabatini, Gianni Oddi, Luca Filastro, Daniele Raimondi, Andrea Pagani, Filippo Bianchini, Giorgio Rosciglione, Riccardo Biseo, Stefano Sabatini, Leo Corradi, Francesco Lento, Andrea Rea, Pierluca Buonfrate and many, many others for a different Festival, fresh and original.
There are also many international artists: Nicholas Thomas, Stephane Moutot, Francois Gallix, Nicolas Serret, Benoit Touvenot, David Milzow, Art HiraHara, Jean-Sebastien Simonoviez, in additional to the “itlianized” Michael Supnick, Clive Riche, Clara Simonoviez e Adam Pache. Special guests, Claudio “Greg” Gregori, Max Paiella, Stefano Reali and I Gemelli di Guidonia. The Scoop Jazz band is a band made up of journalists from Repubblica, Messaggero and il Sole 24 Ore that will go live on Sunday September 2.
Tributes to the great Lelio Luttazzi and Fred Buscaglione and the tribute to Ray Charles by Mario Donatone that will close the show on September 8 after more than three months of concerts. In addition to giving importance to music and concerts, Village Celimontana will allocate a prominent parenthesis to the culinary offer and to the Italian regional tradition. An important space will be dedicated to the culinary tradition of central and southern Italy with a Salentine Menamè restaurant, for a trip to Puglia in a gastronomic itinerary that will discover the true flavor of the region along with the proposals of the Gelato Piano Sud that in addition to pastry- Pugliese ice cream parlor will offer the traditional Sicilian granita – a real jewel in the crown of the island’s sweets. Broad with the Roman tradition with Fiorucci which will present the five-star delicatessen and an ecological cutting board-gadget made of cardboard for food use, San Pellegrino and its vintage soft drinks. From local flavors we move along to Northern Europe with the company Kissmeyer, an award-winning German brand, which will be present eight quality craft beers and with Okologisk ,its organic blonde.
Till September 8
Via della Navicella, 12 (Celio Hill)
Concerts begin at 10pm
Check out the full program
EVERY MONDAY – CELIMONTANGO
Entry €10 with drink
EVERY TUESDAY – SERATA SWING SWING SWING
Scuola di ballo con lezione gratuita ore 20:30
Live concert at 10pm
EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY OF JUNE AND JULY
DUO LIVE at 7pm – curated by SAINT LOUIS COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Followed by Main Concert at 10pm
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND SUNDAYS
Concerts begin at 10pm