"Bi-Annual Rome Jazz Festival at Auditorium Parco della Musica" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Monday 18th July 2011
One of the most popular musical events of Rome's autumn season, the "Rome Jazz Festival". The Rome Jazz Festival, now in its 34th year, has always focused on developing a central theme around which to design artistic choices. This has allowed us to conduct a true journey through jazz over the years, not only from a historical and musical point of view but also from a social and cultural one. This year’s “Gezz” project, standing for Generation Jazz, stems from the awareness of the increasingly important role jazz has come to play in the artistic and cultural Italian context, since many Italian musicians have established themselves on the international scene and the number of young talents has increased.
This Bi-Annual Rome Jazz Festival is one of the biggest jazz festivals in the world. The event draws jazz musicians, composers, and jazz enthusiasts from Europe, the UK and the US, and is usually held at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome. The Rome Jazz festival is held twice a year, and pays homage to the Italian roots of Jazz music.
Jazz, as a musical art form, began in the city of Rome during the First World War when American soldiers brought Jazz to the shores of Italy. After the war, Jazz music enjoyed a surge in popularity that sparked the beginnings of what would later become the Rome Jazz Festival. Rome Jazz Festival brings an array of international artists to the city. Concerts are held at the state-of-the-art Auditorium Parco della Musica and are divided into three sections - Focus Orchestras, Events and Previews.
The exhibition enhances one of the most important records published by the Parco della Musica Records in 2010, the project by Francesco Bearzatti. In addition, for the first time in Italy, an Italian recording project is related to a visual art work including live video, an exhibition and a richly compiled publication. The event will explore the relationship between children and music, with Orpheon, a group of French musician-actors.
The Parco della Musica-Cavea Auditorium hosts a series of concerts, festivals, events and other shows in an open-air stadium. The new hemicycle theatre brings in some of the best performers in the nation including Diana Ross, Joe Jackson and Jim Hall. "Flamenco", "Luglio Suona Bene" and "PianoSolo" are three of the musical festivals held at the Auditorium each year. The Auditorium brings in a cross cultural mix of musical tastes from ballet to opera to jazz. For the best performances in Rome, visit the Auditorium while tickets are still available.
Information regarding the event programme and performance schedules can be obtained from the Auditorium Parco della Musica’s offices. The Rome Tourism Office can also provide tourists with information regarding the festival. Ticket holders for the events may reserve places on a free shuttle bus (06 802 41281) that leaves from the Parco della Musica, in Rome, two hours prior to each event, and returns at midnight. More details about: The Auditorium Parco della Musica - Exhibitions and museum
Address and Contact
Auditorium Parco della Musica
30 Viale Pietro de Coubertin 00196, Rome, Italy
Rome Jazz Festival website: http://www.romajazzfestival.it/?lang=EN
Rome Jazz Festival is a project of IMF Foundation: http://www.imffoundation.com/