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Bergamo Jazz Festival – Bergamo

June 2021. Jazz artists from all over the world. 42nd edition.

June Lombardia -Bergamo (BG)  Festival | Music/Theatre

Bergamo Jazz Festival - LombardyThe 42nd edition of Bergamo Jazz Festival, one of the most famous and prestigious Italian music festivals. ihas been postponed and its 2020 edition is taking place in June 2021,
For 2 days, Italian and International jazz musicians and singers, come to Bergamo to represent their different styles and trends, showing on stage a mix of tradition and innovation.

The first edition, once called “International Jazz Festival” (“Rassegna Internazionale del Jazz”) was in 1969. Since then, famous artists played at Donizetti Theatre, like Keith Jarrett, Gerry Mulligan, Gato Barbieri, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Stefano Bollani, Art Ensemble of Chicago, John Scofield, Bill Frisell, Charles Mingus, Chick Corea, and many others.
Since 2006, the artistic direction has been entrusted to an International prominent musician: Uri Caine (2006-2008), Paolo Fresu (2009-2011), Enrico Rava (2015-2016), and last, Dave Douglas (2016-2018), who is also the inventor of “Jazz sparks” (“Scintille di Jazz”), a space cured by Tino Tracanna and dedicated to jazz young talents. Now the artistic director is the Italian jazz composer Maria Pia De Vito

The event could include traditional and innovative performances also around the city of Bergamo.

(photos from the official Facebook page)

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