High quality concerts

The 2017 edition of the well-known Barga Jazz Festival will be completely inedited due to the economic difficulties caused by the drastic State cuts that are putting a lot of musical festivals at risk just like the small reality of Barga despite its international importance. This year, for the first time the international Jazz orchestra arrangement and composition competition will not take place.

There will be however a series of high quality concerts that will characterise this edition and will allow the festival to continue from 18th to 26th August.

There will be also BargaINJazz, live music in the streets of the historical centre of Barga with the presence of many bands in strategic points to create a musical itinerary. It is one of the most popular traditional events. In many corners of the antique castle it is possible to take part in many mini-concerts dedicated to Jazz during the day. The appointment is for 20th August from 17.

While on Saturday 26th August special homage to Frank Zappa at the Theatre “dei Differenti” with Barga Jazz Ensemble.

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Jazz for dinner

18 August – Centro Storico 20

In collaboration with the restaurants of Barga

Kurt Rosenwinkel Standards Trio

19 August – Teatro Dei Differenti 21

Kurt Rosenwinkel – guitar, Dario Deidda – bass, Marco Valeri – drums


20 August – Centro Storico from 17

Jazz in the squares of the historical centre with Large Street Band, students from Siena Jazz University and Rovigo and Adria music academy, musical activities for kids by Associazione Manidoro

La Follia

20 August – Duomo di S. Cristoforo 18

Martina Grossi – vocals, Anselmo Pelliccioni – cello

BargaJam Session

20 August – Piazza del Teatro 21

With the protagonists BargaINJazz

BJC Orchestra diretta da Rossano Emili

22 August – Teatro dei Differenti 21

Rossano Emili – baritone sax, Renzo Cristiano Telloli – alto sax, Moraldo Marcheschi – tenor sax, Alessandro Rizzardi – tenor sax, Andrea Guzzoletti – trumpet, Alessio Bianchi – trumpet, Silvio Bernardi – trombone, Luca Giovacchini – guitar, Simone Venturi – pianoforte, Nino Pellegrini – bass, Vladimiro Carboni – drums, Federica Gennai – vocals

Robert Bonisolo Trio

23 August – Chiostro di S. Elisabetta 21

Robert Bonisolo – sax tenore, Marc Abrams – bass, Mauro Beggio – drums.

Enojazz Night con Sinfonia Jazz Lab

24 August – Piazza Angelio 21

Homage to Horace Silver with students and teachers from jazz classes of Sinfonia music school in Lucca, in combination with biodynamic wines tasting by Azienda Agricola Macea

Maurizio Giammarco Syncotribe “So To Speak”

25 August – Teatro Dei Differenti 21

Maurizio Giammarco – saxes, Luca Mannutza – organ, Enrico Morello – drums

Bargajazz Ensemble Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa

26 August – Teatro Dei Differenti ore 21

Massimo Morganti – trombone/arrangements, Nico Gori – alto sax alto/clarinet, Alessandro Rizzardi – tenor sax, Rossano Emili – baritone sax, Andrea Guzzoletti – trumpet, Mirco Rubegni – trumpet, Angelo Lazzeri – guitar, Stefano Onorati – pianoforte, Paolo Ghetti – bass, Stefano Paolini – drums, Filippo Macchiarelli – vocals