November in Rome is the month devoted to jazz: to celebrate its 45th edition, the Roma Jazz Festival animates the capital with 19 concerts scheduled until 21 November at the Auditorium Parco della Musica and at the Monk, as well as a series of meetings at the Casa of Jazz.
With the usual spirit of openness and growing attention also to the younger audience, the festival is confronted with the use of new technologies and social media: this year QR Codes, now a permanent presence in our daily life, guide us in the journey of exploration of the infinite trajectories of jazz, introducing us to the new trends that push towards multimedia, visual art, electronics. The title chosen for the new edition is “Jazz Code”: jazz is in fact the open source genre par excellence, an “open code” that since its birth has lived on contamination and reworking, the search for new forms, new atmospheres, new sonority.
The program includes for examples the new New York trumpeter Theo Croker, the sounds of the young Italian-Tunisian LNDFK, the nocturnal post-bop of Studio Murena from Milan, the mix of introspection and attention to civil rights of The Vijay Iyer Trio, but also Tangram’s space funk music and the electronic and cosmic jazz by Gianluca Petrella. We can also change the course of a concert directly from a mobile app as in the live concert featuring Tin Men and The telephone or relive the experience of famous videogames to the sound of jazz in the Young Art Jazz Ensemble project. Internationally famous jazz musicians will also perform, such as tenor sax Joe Lovano, for the first time in Italy together with pianist Marcin Wasilewski, guitarist John Scofield in duo with Dave Holland's double bass, pianist Brad Mehldau, saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin and Roberto Fonseca, considered by many to be the Cuban Herbie Hancock.
Da lunedì 1° a domenica 21 novembre 2021