Global Celebrations 2014

Country/Territory Event Venue
Italy Cantautori d’Italia: Brazilian way

Successful artists enriched the squares of the city of Alba with their music in one of the most beautiful landscapes, the Langhe, provoking unforgettable emotions. Cantautori d’Italia produced a concert of brazilian music with Elisabetta Prodon for a meeting of world music and cultures.

Contact: Filippo Cosentino | +393347867028
Official Website: Click Here

Cantautori d'Italia
Piazza Pertinace
Alba, Cuneo, Piemonte 12051
Event Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Italy UNESCO International Jazz Day festival with notes of Mediterranean diet

The event program took place over April 26, 27 and 30. During the evenings, excellent live jazz and tastings of typical products helped to animate the streets of Trulli.

Contact: Maria Punzi | +39 080 4327233
Official Website: Click Here

City of Alberobello (UNESCO Site)
Piazza del Popolo, 23
Alberobello, Bari - Puglia 70011
+39 080 4327233
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Italy International Jazz Day 2014 @ Ancona Jazz

Festival organizers produced a masterclass and panel at a local high school: “JAZZ : Improvisation & Interplay” featuring Alessandro LANZONI, piano, Gabriele EVANGELISTA, contrabbasso, Enrico MORELLO, batteria and Marco POSTACCHINI, tenor sax.

Contact: Giancarlo Di Napoli | +393356827974

Aula Magna Liceo MUSICALE Rinaldini
Via Canale, 1
ANCONA, Italy/Ancona/Marche 60100
Event Time: 11:00 am - 01:00 pm
Italy Andria in Jazz

Organized as an appendix to the centuries-old Fiera d’Aprile, the event featured four groups performing in the ancient streets and piazze of Andria: Via Vaglio: Margie and the bluliners (Mariangela Cagnetta voice, Sergio Langella piano, Francesco Cinquepalmi bass, Franco Giancaspro drums); Piazza La Corte: Tribute to Miles Davis (Pietro Lomuscio piano, Francesco Angiuli bass, Fabio Delle Foglie drums); Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II: Black beauty, the Duke Ellington music (Patrizia Lomuscio voice, Piero Vincenti hammond, Fabio Accardi drums); and Via De Anellis: Swing Made in Italy feat. “I Ragazzi perbere” (Giuseppe Balducci voice, Andrea campanella sax and clarinet, Nicola Lupo guitar, Francesco Volpe bass, Nicola Caporusso drums).

Contact: Gianfranco Cannone

Centro Storico
Via Vaglio, Piazza La Corte, Piazza Duomo, Via De Anellis
Andria 76123
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 1:30 am
Italy Artisti Jazz Siciliani in Piazza per International Jazz Day

The Comune di Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Messina), together with the cultural/recreational association “MACONDO,” was pleased to welcome Sicilian jazz artists to the piazza for a jam session on the occasion of International Jazz Day 2014.

Contact: Lorenzo di Salvo | +39 338 80 12 633

Parco Urbano
Piazza Vecchia Stazione
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto 98051
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Italy Inside Jazz Quartet

Tino Tracanna: sax; Massimo Colombo: piano; Attilio Zanchi: acoustic bass; Tommy Bradascio: drums. Presentation on the CD “Portraits.” Dedicated to the music of Monk, Shorter, Swallow, Carla Bley and Yusef Lateef.

Contact: Attilio Zanchi | +39 335 6773125

Via Ostiglia, 3B
Brescia 25010
+39 030 2319383
Event Time: 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Italy David Liebman – Ellery Eskelin Quartet

Nuovo Eden hosted a concert featuring the David Liebman – Ellery Eskelin Quartet. With a two saxophone front line, this group traverses into the free jazz world with a definite grounding in tradition.

Contact: Francesca Raimondi

Nuovo Eden
via Nino Bixio 9
Brescia 25122
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Italy Lezione-concerto del Festival Jazz Lanciano al “Marino” di Casoli

The Festival Jazz Tradizionale di Lanciano presented a lesson-concert by the superb instrumentalist “A. Marino” from Casoli on the occasion of International Jazz Day. Students from the third class learned the history of jazz from the first recording of “Back Home in Indiana” in 1917 to the present day.

Contact: Leda D'Alonzo
Official Website: Click Here

Via del Campo n.35
Casoli, Chieti 66043
+39 0872 991357
Italy 2014 International Jazz Day

A jazz concert with Enrico Rava & the Giovanni Guidi Duo, featuring Rosalba Bentivoglio.

Contact: Cateno Piazza | +39 3280246936
Official Website: Click Here

Teatro Ambasciatori
Via Eleonora D'Angiò
Catania, Sicily 95125
+39 3280246936
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Italy Stefano De Bonis Trio

STEFANO DE BONIS – Grandpiano and Fender Rhodes
ANDREA ALESSI – Doublebass

Three great musicians performed in the beautiful setting of the Grotto, in Coriano. Followed by a jam session.

Contact: Sara | 3384788504

Cantinetta della Corte
Via M.L.King
Coriano, Rimini 47853
Event Time: 08:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Italy Casalmaggiore Jazz Day 2014

In the 3rd edition of the CJD, the celebration moved to Casalmaggiore’s opera theatre thanks to the success of the past editions. As usual, the concert was joined by jazz (and not only) musicians from the area. This year the event was connected with collateral events and charity initiatives.

Contact: Andrea Acquaroni
Official Website: Click Here

Teatro Comunale
via Azzo Porzio
Cremona 26041
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Italy Paolo Bonifacio & His Band + Late Night Jam Session

Agorà Club was proud to host this concert and jam session featuring Paolo Bonifacio, in support of our wonderful musician community.

Contact: Roberto Gelli
Official Website: Click Here

Agorà Circolo Arci
via monte Grappa 27
Cusano Milanino 20095
Event Time: 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
Italy Bergamo for International Jazz Day

Over 70 jazz musicians coming from Bergamo and northern Italy presented different jazz projects, both original and classic (swing, bebop, funky, ethnic, modern jazz). The concert was promoted by CDpM Europe jazz school. Musicians included: Claudio Angeleri, Gabriele Comeglio, Gianluigi Trovesi, CDpM Europe big band, Sergio Orlandi and many others.

Contact: Claudio Angeleri

Cielo Live
Via Provinciale 58
Dalmine 24100
Event Time: 9:30 pm - 12:00 am

For the International Jazz Day 2014, Jazz Club Ferrara in collaboration with La Festa del Libro Ebraico (Jewish Book Festival) was glad to present to Ben Goldberg Trio, featuring Ben Goldberg, clarinet, Greg Cohen, double bass and Kenny Wollesen, drums.

Contact: Jazz Club Ferrara | + 39 339 7886261
Official Website: Click Here

St. Paul's Cloister
Corso Porta Reno, 60
Ferrara 44121
Event Time: 09:30 pm - 11:00 pm

MOODY JAZZ CAFE were pleased to host INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY in Foggia. From morning to night we organized some events that joined various kinds of arts and subjects: literature, education, cinema, food, history, art and, obviously, music with the RINO ZURZOLO septet.

Contact: Nino Antonacci | 0881711432
Official Website: Click Here

Via Nedo Nadi 5
Foggia, Foggia 71122
Event Time: 10:03 am - 01:13 am
Italy Andrea Pozza & Mattia Cigalini

We were proud to present one of the most talented young Italian saxophone players together with a Genoese icon of italian jazz piano. They warmed the evening with original interpretations of old and new standards, together with songs of their composition.

Contact: Mario De Simoni | +393334706296

Count Basie Jazz Club
Vico Tana 20r
Genova 16126
Event Time: 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Italy Locomotive Jazz Festival for International Jazz Day 2014

This year, The Locomotive Jazz Festival joined the UNESCO initiative by dedicating a rich concert program to jazz music.

Contact: | +393459219407

Locomotive Jazz Festival
Via degli Ammirati, 11
Lecce, LE 73100
Event Time: 10:30 am
Italy International Jazz Day – Matera

Onyx and Casa Cava, with the support of the Instituto Francese in Italia and the Italian National Commission for UNESCO, celebrated the third International Jazz Day in Matera. Event featured a performance by Radio Babel, a vocal ensemble founded in the music of the Mediterranean and the world.

Contact: Antonio Nicoletti
Official Website: Click Here

Casa Cava
via San Pietro Barisano 47
(accesso sotto il campanile della chiesa)
Matera, Basilicata 75100
Event Time: 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Italy “OFF in JAZZ” Messina for International Jazz Day 2014

“OFF in JAZZ” Messina celebrated with a special night of jazz at the Centro Multiculturale Officina, starting at 18:00. This free event consisted in a musical marathon with many participants, including Sicilian jazz musicians, jazz bands and students, concluding with a final jam until 2 am.

Contact: Mimmo Papa
Official Website: Click Here

Centro Multiculturale Officina Messina
via Croce Rossa 69
Messina 98100
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Italy Vocal Streams & More

This event consisted in a musical marathon with three distinctly original and innovative projects, each enriched with video projections and other multimedia content. With Tito Mangialajo Rantzer Solo, Valentino Tamponi Trio, Tiziana Ghiglioni and Vocal Streams.

Contact: Antonio Ribatti
Official Website: Click Here

Auditorium Comunale
via Grandi 10
Settimo Milanese
Milano 20019
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Italy A Concert Lecture on Jazz & Contemporary Pop

Dérive trio, a jazz trio based in Milan, organized a concert lecture about jazz and contemporary pop for the students and professors of the Art School of Brera.

Contact: Luca Sguera

Liceo Artistico Statale di Brera
via Hajech, 27
Milan, MI 20129
+39 0270102093
Event Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Italy IJD 2014 Arci “Makeba”

Concert featuring the “Jazz Friends” with Pucci Nicosia (drum), Guglielmo Beneventano (piano), Fabrizio Scalzo (cb) and Antonio Caldarella (tr). The evening concluded with a free jam session.

Contact: Marco Santonocito
Official Website: Click Here

Biblioteca Comunale C.Marchesi
Via Giacomo Matteotti 63
Misterbianco, Catania, Sicily 94045
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Italy Maratona Jazz

A Jazz Marathon took place from 7 to midnight, featuring special guest Frescobaldi Jazz Ensemble: sstudents and teachers from Ferrara Conservatory’s Jazz Department directed by Maestro Teo Ciavarella. Also featuring the ECOE trio and Stefano Calzolari & Valerio Renzetti open duo.

Contact: Mrs Valeria Fangareggi

La Tenda, Modena Italy
Viale Molza
angolo Viale Monte Kosica
Modena 41121
Event Time: 07:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Italy INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY on AIR (Radio CRC e PomiglianoJazz)

This IJD On-Air broadcast event was organized by the “JAZZ CAMPANIA” radio program, curated by Onofrio Piccolo and produced by Pomigliano Jazz and Radio CRC. A day dedicated to jazz live radio, with concerts, interviews, playlists and more.

Contact: Onofrio Piccolo | 00393396540264
Official Website: Click Here

RADIO CRC (Naples)
Via Circumvallazione Esterna, 4
Mugnano, Napoli/Campania 80018
0039 0815711969
Event Time: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Italy International Jazz Day – Special Jam

Strict but anarchist, popular but educated, modern but with deep roots, jazz is a way of thinking about music that is now part of the blood of our world. On the occasion of this extraordinary celebration, ATOM Booking, Dartevaria and Joker Naples organized a special jam.

Contact: Caterina Piscitelli

Via Francesco De Mura 35
Napoli, Campania 80128
Event Time: 09:00 pm - 02:00 am
Italy International Jazz Day – Jazz Inclusion

The University of Padua organized a conference/concert themed around “Jazz Inclusion. The conference (9.00-19.00) explored the inclusive dimension of jazz; a jazz concert (20.30-21.00) concluded the event.

Contact: Marina Santi

Multisala MPX
via Bonporti, 22
Padova 35100
Event Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Italy Forme d’arte Ensemble Live @ Auditorium Rai Palermo

Concert featuring the orchestra “Forme d’arte Ensemble,” comprised of musicians that used to meet at the Saturday afternoon jam session at the Atelier Forme d’arte in Via Goethe in Palermo.

Contact: Fabrizio Pezzino | +393475981073

Auditorium Rai Palermo
Viale Strasburgo, 19
Palermo 90146
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Jazz Radio Show with 10 speakers and involvement and participation of local and international jazz artists. Included interviews, reviews and live music.

Contact: Marco Girgenti Meli | + 39 328 59 11 757
Official Website: Click Here

Radio In 102 Palermo
Via Carlo Goldoni, 9
Palermo 90145
+39 091 68 29 414
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

This event received the patronage of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO. The festival featured concerts by the Louis Moholo-Special Unit, the Blue Notes and Caetano Veloso.

Contact: Torino Jazz Festival | 800 329 329
Official Website: Click Here

Piazza Castello - main stage
Piemonte 10100
Event Time: 11:00 am
Italy Pisa International Jazz Day

The Pisan journalist and jazz historian Francesco Martinelli presented the publication of the Italian translation of The History of Jazz by Ted Gioia, curated by himself, introducing the different periods and styles of jazz with the help of the live music provided by JazzWide 4tet feat. Nico Gori.

Contact: Francesco Mariotti | +39 347 9574512
Official Website: Click Here

SMS Biblio - Biblioteca Comunale di Pisa
Via San Michele degli Scalzi
Pisa 56100
050 866 9200
Event Time: 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Italy International Jazz Day @ Suerte Caffè Letterario

We celebrated jazz at Il Suerte di Poggiomarino for the third consecutive year with an homage to Miles Davis. We celebrated with an ambitious program for such a small jazz club – two bands with 20 and 40 players, respectively, ages 6 to 16 years; and a concert by the 14-piece Oliva & Capperi Big Band.

Contact: Andrea Maurelli | 3204886686
Official Website: Click Here

Suerte Caffè Letterario
Piazza G. Marconi, 1
Poggiomarino, Napoli 80040
Event Time: 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Italy Giornata Internazionale del Jazz

Series of events celebrating International Jazz Day throughout the day:

  • 11:00 — Seminar of Jazz History
  • 18.00 — Marchin’ Jazz Band Street Concert
  • 21.00 — Jazz Concert in the Park

Contact: Maurizio Calcaterra | 00390966931649

Viale Italia
Viale Italia
Via Onorevole Pietro Nenni 56
Polistena 89024
Event Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Italy BUG presenta Bari Jazz Day con Bones Trio & Black Vibrations

The Bones Trio (Vito Di Modugno, Davide Penta, Antonio Di Lorenzo) performed street jazz, hammond vibes, and boogaloo with other guest musicians (TBA) that joined in for a hot jam session. The Black Vibrations DJ spun jazzy flavoured vinyls, from the classic tunes to the new beats.

Contact: Black Vibrations
Official Website: Click Here

Auditorium Ipercoop Japigia
Via Natale Loiacono
20 Bari
Puglia 70126
Italy RANDAZZO Celebrates International Jazz Day ’14

In the medieval town of Randazzo a special event took place: A magic combination of music, art and taste. After a vernissage of the Sicilian artist Anna Grasso and a taste of local wines by Casa Vinicola Valenti, people enjoyed jazz music from the Triton Jazz Trio. Jam session followed the concert.

Contact: Gaetano Spartà
Official Website: Click Here

Randazzo - Chiesa S. Maria dell'Agonia
Via Agonia
Randazzo 95036
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Italy International Jazz Day Roma @ Jazzit Club

The Jazzit Club Rome celebrated Italian jazz by inviting as many musicians and industry players as possible onstage for a short performance. Afterwards, organizers took a collective photograph of the celebration, in memory of the famous photo “A Great Day In Harlem.” More information: or

Contact: Roberto Ramberti (Groove Master Edition)/ Luciano Vanni (Jazzit Magazine) | +393387249974/ +390744817579
Official Website: Click Here

Jazzit Club Rome @ Auditorium Antonianum
Viale Manzoni, 1
Roma 00185
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Italy Duke Ellington Orchestra

Forty years after the disappearance of the “Duke” Edward Kennedy Ellington, the jazz band he founded and directed and which still represents him all over the world performed on April 30th in Rome, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, on the occasion of the International Jazz Day.

Contact: Elisabetta Castiglioni | +39 06 3225044
Official Website: Click Here

Auditorium Parco della Musica
Viale Pietro De Coubertin, 30
Roma 00196
+39 06 80241281
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Italy Swing All Night Long!

REAL swing music for REAL swing dancers!

Giorgio Cuscito – ten, arr
Mario Caporilli – tr
Ferdy Coppola – ten, v
Daniele Cordisco – guit
Alberto Antonucci – cb
Fabiano Giovannelli – dr
Monica Gilardi – v


Contact: Giorgio Cuscito
Official Website: Click Here

Via di Monte Testaccio 22
Roma 00100
Event Time: 11:00 pm - 03:00 am
Italy Sunset Jazz at Hotel Eden Rome with Red Pellini, Walter Ricci, Daniele Cordisco

Hotel Eden hosted two concert sets on the Roof Garden “La Terrazza” with panoramic view of Rome:
6.30 pm – 8.30 pm: “Sunset Jazz Aperitif” w. Red Pellini, Daniele Cordisco, Marco Loddo
10 pm – 12 pm: “Swing Masters Show” w. crooner Walter Ricci, Daniele Cordisco, Marco Loddo

Contact: Luca R. Jacovella | +39 06 30683466
Official Website: Click Here

Hotel Eden Rome
via Ludovisi 49
Roma 00100
+39 06478121
Event Time: 06:30 pm - 12:00 am

Concert at the Casa del Jazz featuring Stefano Battaglia’s “Alec Wilder – Songs Were Made to Sing.” With Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Stefano Battaglia (piano), Joe Rehmer (bass) and Fabrizio Sferra (drums).

Contact: Casa del Jazz | 0039 06 704731
Official Website: Click Here

Casa del Jazz
Viale di Porta Ardeatina 55
Rome 00154
0039 06 704731
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Italy In a Bolero Mood… – Eleonora Bianchini & Luca R. Jacovella

Concert of Latin American-inspired boleros arranged as jazz, featuring Eleonora Bianchini – voice & guitar; Luca Ruggero Jacovella – piano; Marco Siniscalco – bass; Davide Pentassuglia – drums.

Contact: Luca Ruggero Jacovella
Official Website: Click Here

Cotton Club Roma
via Bellinzona 2
Rome 00100
+39 349 070 9468
Event Time: 10:15 pm - 12:30 am
Italy A session with New Talents Jazz Orchestra

Percentomusica music center presented a session with New Talents Jazz Orchestra, directed by Mario Corvini.

Contact: Stefano Micarelli
Official Website: Click Here

via dei Cessati Spiriti 89
Rome 00173
Event Time: 12:00 pm

Concert by the Walkin’ Jazz Quartet (ITA) || Walter Civettini: trumpet/flugehorn | Stefano Raffaelli: piano/livelectronics | Enrico Tommasini: drums | Flavio Zanon: doublebass.

Contact: WALTER BONAVENTURA | +39 349 7296496

Loco's Bar
Via Valbusa Grande 7
Rovereto, TN 38068
Event Time: 09:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Italy Omaggio a Duke Ellington

Six jazz musicians presented their recorded tribute to one of the key figures of music in the 20th century – the extraordinary pianist and composer whose work defined an era, and whose legacy has inspired all those musicians who have pursued jazz as an art.

Contact: Rovigo Jazz Club | +39 0425 27853
Official Website: Click Here

Ridotto del Teatro Sociale
Piazza Garibaldi, 14
Rovigo, RO 45100
+39 0425 27853
Event Time: 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Italy Jam in Chaos

This jam was based on the idea the music is first a flow of emotions that every musician has inside. Chaos doesn’t mean disorder, but is a condition before the setting of the order and the distinctions of genres. Different styles and cultures have to harmonize their chaos in totally improvisation.

Contact: Alice Rinaldi | 3357630396
Official Website: Click Here

Radio Booonzo
Via cimarosa
Salerno, Campania 84091
0828 307430
Event Time: 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Italy Open Jazz Day

To celebrate International Jazz Day, we talked about jazz all day; at the end we played jazz together to be happy for the rest of the year!

Contact: Antonia De Angelis | +393355639077
Official Website: Click Here

Associazione Over Jazz School
Via Pomezia, 6
San Benedetto del Tronto 63074
Event Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Italy Exhibition of paintings dedicated to the stars of jazz

The Galleria Jazz presented an exhibition of paintings as a tribute to this genre of music and the great performers of the past.

Contact: Donata Romagnoli

Galleria jazz
Piazza Caduti n.3
San Marcello 60030
Event Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Italy Giornata Internazionale del Jazz

The Associazione Jecos held a workshop and concert featuring local and youth jazz groups.



Contact: Associazione Jecos

Istituto Musicale
Viale Regina Margherita 19
Siracusa SR 96100
+39 931 61033
Event Time: 04:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Italy International Jazz Day – Treviso

Basilico Tredici, plus some private sponsors, organized in cooperation with Comune di Treviso and Teatri S.p.A. a unique event featuring an amazing duo: Kenny Barron & Dave Holland.

Contact: Francesco Schiavinato | +39 0422 549789
Official Website: Click Here

Teatro Mario del Monaco - Treviso
Corso del Popolo 31
Treviso 31100
+39 0422 540480
Event Time: 8:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Italy Radiotrio presents Radiotrio

The public enjoyed the project “Radiotrio presents Radiotrio” with Paolo Birro, Federico Malaman and Mauro Beggio at the Auditorium di Thiene. The group officially presented their recent CD, produced on their label Almar dell’Istituto di Thiene.

Contact: Istituto Musicale Veneto Città di Thiene | +390445364102
Official Website: Click Here

Auditorium Fonato
Via Carlo del Prete
37 Thiene
Vicenza, Veneto 36016
Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm