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Bologna Jazz Festival 2016

From: 27/10/2016 - To: 20/11/2016

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Date of last update: 08/11/2016, 11:43

Crossing of pure jazz, contemporary music and ethnic sounds are giving Bologna Jazz Festival 2016 (27 October-20 November) a character of creative experimentation. BJF features exclusive concerts with contemporary music icons and all-stars bands, for an unforgettable autumn jazz event.  

Bologna Jazz Festival 2016Among the artists of this edition: Kronos Quartet, Steve Coleman with Council of Balance, Paolo Fresu and Uri Caine, and Quartetto Alborada, all in Italy for just one date. The great jazz tradition is at BJF with two all-stars bands, the Aziza quartet (Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke ed Eric Harland) and the Cookers (with, Billy Harper, George Cables, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart among the others).
In the programme also the trumpet player Randy Brecker, the pianist Barry Harris (in trio) and the double-bass Buster Williams (in quartet); the guitar player Julian Lage; the Jeremy Pelt quintet; the Samuel Blaser trio; the Brazilian Azymuth and from Cuba Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez with his Italuba; the pianist Myra Melford. Among the Italian jazz artists, Daniele di Bonaventura and Giovanni Guidi; the band Frontal of the pianist Simone Graziano with the sax Dave Binney in his front line; the drum duet Pasquale Mirra and Hamid Drake; Matteo Bortone trio and Trio Bobo (with Faso and Christian Meyer delle Storie Tese).

BJF 2016 is involving different locations, from the main Bologna theatres (Teatro Auditorium Manzoni, Teatro Duse, Unipol Auditorium), to the most famous jazz clubs (Cantina Bentivoglio, Bravo Caffè e Barazzo Live) and other venues. As usual, BJF also moves to Ferrara at Torrione Jazz Club with some music events. New of this edition the night at Teatro Dadà in Castelfranco Emilia.

The image of Bologna Jazz Festival 2016 is by the painter and illustrator Gianluigi Toccafondo, in collaboration with BilBOlBul e Cheap on Board. Some Toccafondo’s animation shorts will be screened at Teatro Antoniano on October 27, during a prologue to the festival. The sound-track will be played live by the afro-jazz collective C’mon Tigre.

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Bologna Jazz Festival is organized by Associazione Bologna in Musica with the support of  Regione Emilia-Romagna, Comune di Bologna, Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna, Fondazione Carisbo, Gruppo Unipol and of the main partner Gruppo Hera.

Further information and updates on  www.bolognajazzfestival.com


  • From: 27/10/2016
  • To: 20/11/2016

Bologna Jazz Festival 2016