Rome Jazz Festival
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.
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.
Therefore, this year’s festival will present an overview of the new Italian jazz scene, with the aim to investigate aesthetic values, trends and new horizons of the emerging jazz generation, for which this kind of music corresponds to a vehicle for artistic expression and a lifestyle.
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