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BERGAMO JAZZ FESTIVAL

THE 2020 EDITION OF BERGAMO JAZZ FESTIVAL IS CANCELLED

The persistence of the Covid 19 emergency makes impossible to work serenely at the 2020 edition of Bergamo Jazz Festival, in line with its long tradition and with the high artistic level that marks the festival. Therefore, after postponing the March events, the events formerly planned for June won’t take place as well.

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THE 2020 EDITION OF BERGAMO JAZZ FESTIVAL IS CANCELLED

The persistence of the Covid 19 emergency makes impossible to work serenely at the 2020 edition of Bergamo Jazz Festival, in line with its long tradition and with the high artistic level that marks the festival. Therefore, after postponing the March events, the events formerly planned for June won’t take place as well.

season ticket holders and those who have purchased tickets for the festival will soon receive information regarding the new programming and the possible refund method.

REFUND:

The refund application for tickets and season tickets must be submitted within the 31st of May 2020 (application submitted after this date won’t be accepted):

– Who has bought a ticket or a season ticket at the Fondazione Teatro Donizetti’s Box office can submit a refund application by writing an email to biglietteria@fondazioneteatrodonizetti.org

– Who has bought a ticket or a season ticket online on Vivaticket must visit this link http://www.vivaticket.it/ita/rimborso and follow the instructions.

 

SUPPORT THE THEATRE

It’s possible to give up their refund and donate the amount of the ticket or season ticket to Fondazione Teatro Donizetti in this difficult time. After the suggestions of many subscribed, we decided to accept this initiative that can help supporting theatre and culture. Who wants to support the theatre can write an email to biglietteria@fondazioneteatrodonizetti.org. THANK YOU!

 

JAZZ4BERGAMO

We are still promoting the campaign #jazz4bergamo on the festival’s Facebook page to support the “Papa Giovanni XXIII” Hospital and our city. Stay up to date on the social initiatives and support Bergamo by visiting our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/bergamojazzfestival/).

CANCELLED – BERGAMO FILM MEETING inaugurates BERGAMO JAZZ in collaboration with BERGAMO FILM MEETING

 18 March 2020 | H 9:00 – 12:00

Auditorium di Piazza della Libertà

 Festival: Bergamo Jazz Festival

3:30 pm Film screening of LES FÉLINS by René Clément | 1964 soundtrack Lalo Schifrin 6:00 pm GABRIELE MITELLI – ROB MAZUREK Star Splitter Duo Live soundtrack for the film TARTUFO by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau | 1925 The collaboration between two international festivals is…
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CANCELLED – JAZZ MOVIE: MILES AHEAD In collaboration with LAB80

 17 March 2020 | H 21:00

Auditorium di Piazza della Libertà

 Festival: Bergamo Jazz Festival

Film screening of MILES AHEAD by Don Cheadle Screened at the New York Film Festival in 2015 and the following year at the Sundance Film Festival, Miles Ahead is a film by Don Cheadle, also the main actor of the film, more attributable to the Blaxploitation strand than to the biopic…
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CANCELLED – JAZZ SCHOOL: THE JAZZ JUNGLE BOOK in collaboration with CDpM EUROPE

 17 March 2020 | H 21:00

Auditorium di Piazza della Libertà

 Festival: Bergamo Jazz Festival

The project developed for primary school students is inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s famous book The Jungle Book and is narrated by the actor Oreste Castagna. The meeting is divided into several paintings, partly read and partly narrated with the sounds in which the main characters of the…
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CANDELLED – JAZZ EXHIBITION: CLOSED SESSION

 18 March 2020 | H 18:00
(OTHER DATES)

Ex Chiesa della Maddalena

 Festival: Bergamo Jazz Festival

Inauguration of the photo-exhibition CLOSED SESSION by Jimmy Katz edited by Marco Pierini and Luciano Rossetti Jimmy Katz is one of the most important international jazz photographers. Born in New York in 1957, he participated with his images on more than 350 discs, also making…
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CANCELLED – JAZZ SCHOOL: IL CASTELLO DEI DESTINI INCROCIATI BY ITALO CALVINO in collaboration with CDpM EUROPE

 19 March 2020 | H 9:00
(OTHER DATES)

Auditorium di Piazza della Libertà

 Festival: Bergamo Jazz Festival

Music and literature have always been mutual sources of inspiration. They are two expressive forms that not only tell “stories” with different languages, turning on the imagination of the reader/listener, but often use the same creative procedures. The didactic project developed for…
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CANCELLED – LUCA AQUINO “Icaro Solo”

 19 March 2020 | H 19:00

La Marianna

 Festival: Bergamo Jazz Festival

Bergamo Jazz 2020 officially opens with a single performance made even more suggestive by the special setting that hosts it. Icaro Solo sees Luca Aquino move in the space of the Cathedral Museum with his trumpet filtered by electronic effects. Not a simple concert but a “sound action”…
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CANCELLED – OQUK-T COLLECTIVE

 19 March 2020 | H 18:00

Museo della Cattedrale

 Festival: Bergamo Jazz Festival

Led by saxophonist Jossy Botte, the Oquk-T Collective expresses itself through a sound that denounces the decisive influence of great jazz figures of American origin, such as Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano. However, the quartet’s repertoire is mostly composed of…
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CANCELLED – MARCIN WASILEWSKY Trio

 19 March 2020 | H 21:00

Teatro Sociale

 Festival: Bergamo Jazz Festival

One of the best European jazz piano trios currently in circulation. For years of rhythmic trust by Tomasz Stanko, the most illustrious of Polish jazz musicians, the trio of Marcin Wasilewski draws its lifeblood from a natural as well as a strong melodic sense, as well as from an interplay…
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CANCELLED – CHRIS POTTER Trio with CRAIG TABORN & ERIC HARLAND featuring BILL FRISELL

 19 March 2020 | H 21:00

Teatro Sociale

 Festival: Bergamo Jazz Festival

It was the year 1998 when Chris Potter entered the stage of the Donizetti Theatre as a member of the Dave Douglas quartet. At the time, the saxophonist from Chicago, where he was born on the 1st of January 1971, was an emerging talent and he has made a lot of progress since then. Other…
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CANCELLED – BEATRICE ARRIGONI Quartet

 19 March 2020 | H 22:30

Elav Circus

 Festival: Bergamo Jazz Festival

Beatrice Arrigoni presents Innerscape, the debut album of the Bergamo singer as leader. The disc is entirely made up of original pieces and presents itself as a synthesis between contemporary jazz and different musical influences where the taste for melody and work on sound play a…
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CANCELLED – PAOLO ANGELI Solo “22.22 Free Radiohead”

 20 March 2020 | H 17:00

Ex Oratorio di San Lupo

 Festival: Bergamo Jazz Festival

Eighteen strings, hammers, propellers, springs, separate outputs for each string, objects stolen from everyday life: all this contributes to making absolutely original and unique, the instrument that Paolo Angeli invented starting from the traditional Sardinian guitar. In it, as in the…
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CANCELLED – MIRKO CISILINO “Effetto Carsico”

 20 March 2020 | H 19:00

Elav Circus

 Festival: Bergamo Jazz Festival

Effetto Carsico is the first album by the trumpeter from Friuli Mirko Cisilino and it was born from his reflection on diversity and a need to break the boundaries, representing in human sounds the musical and human research between life, jazz, popular music and song. Characteristic of…
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CANCELLED – KENNY BARRON & DAVE HOLLAND Trio | ENRICO RAVA – JOE LOVANO Quintet

 20 March 2020 | H 21:00

Creberg Teatro

 Festival: Bergamo Jazz Festival

9.00 pm | Creberg Teatro KENNY BARRON & DAVE HOLLAND Trio Three champions in their respective instruments: a modern jazz piano teacher, a giant of the double bass and one of the most prominent drummers of the modern jazz. Together, they quickly travel the jazz high road without…
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CANCELLED – ROSA BRUNELLO “Los Fermentos”

 20 March 2020 | H 22:30
(OTHER DATES)

Spazio Polaresco

 Festival: Bergamo Jazz Festival

“A meeting between particles of matter that move violently, swell and heat under the action of the ferment, fighting to recompose in a new order.” This is how bassist Rosa Brunello, one of the best new talents of Italian jazz of the moment, describes her project Los Fermentos. The group…
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CANCELLED – THEO BLECKMANN – HENRY HEY Duo

 21 March 2020 | H 11:00
(OTHER DATES)

Accademia Carrara

 Festival: Bergamo Jazz Festival

One of the most versatile representatives of contemporary vocal style performs among the works of the Carrara Academy, from which he will certainly draw inspiration for its admirable evolutions. He was born in Dortmund, he is very active on New York and international scenes, Theo…
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CANCELLED – ROBERTO CECCHETTO – LIONEL LOUEKE Duo “Humanity”

 21 March 2020 | H 15:00

Ex Oratorio di San Lupo

 Festival: Bergamo Jazz Festival

The intertwining of the guitars strings of Roberto Cecchetto and Lionel Loueke illuminates the second of the two Bergamo Jazz 2020 concerts in the beautiful former Oratorio di San Lupo. The two guitarists, using their respective backgrounds, have been artistically dating for years…
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CANCELLED – MO’ BETTER BAND

 21 March 2020 | H 15:30
(OTHER DATES)

 Festival: Bergamo Jazz Festival

The Mo ‘Better Band is a “street band” and as such finds its ideal dimension on the street, in the square, among the daily lives of the people, with the aim of promoting a collective smile, participation in the rhythm and sharing of music. The MBB songs are inspired by the funky spirit of…
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CANCELLED – AARSET/RABBIA/PETRELLA “Lost River”

 21 March 2020 | H 17:00

Auditorium di Piazza della Libertà

 Festival: Bergamo Jazz Festival

Lost River is the title of the album recorded in January 2019 at the ArteSuono Studio in Udine, then released by the ECM, by the percussionist Michele Rabbia, by the trombonist Gianluca Petrella and by the Norwegian guitarist Eivind Aarset. A disc that is placed in the aesthetic and…
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CANCELLED – FRANCESCO CHIAPPERINI “InSight”

 21 March 2020 | H 19:00

Museo Bernareggi

 Festival: Bergamo Jazz Festival

“InSight”, literally “internal vision”, defines the concept of intuition in an immediate and sudden form. And this is precisely the idea behind the trio’s music led by the clarinettist Francesco Chiapperini: the space usually left to the traditional rhythm made up of bass and drums is…
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CANCELLED – JAKOB BRO Trio | ANAT COHEN Tentet

 21 March 2020 | H 21:00

Creberg Teatro

 Festival: Bergamo Jazz Festival

9.00 pm | Creberg Teatro JAKOB BRO Trio featuring MARK TURNER From Scandinavia with style and elegance. The Danish Jakob Bro embodies both qualities, both in the way he touches the strings of his instrument, and in how he creates his music, rich in details and nuances, also due to the…
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CANCELLED – FEDERICO CALCAGNO “Liquid Identities”

 21 March 2020 | H 22:30
(OTHER DATES)

Elav Circus

 Festival: Bergamo Jazz Festival

Liquid Identities is a quintet born from an idea by the clarinettist Federico Calcagno within the lively Amsterdam jazz scene. Its aim is to explore new compositions that reflect research on combinations of various influences, from chamber music to jazz of the sixties and contemporary, to…
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CANCELLED – JOHN SURMAN – KARIN KROG Duo

 22 March 2020 | H 11:00

Sala Piatti

 Festival: Bergamo Jazz Festival

An exceptional duo: one of the great Master of Jazz, became famous in England in the late sixties, and one of the most beautiful European female voices ever. John Surman, virtuous of various types of sax and pioneer in the use of electronics in jazz, is a name well known to the Bergamo…
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CANCELLED – Jazz Club Concert DAVID LINX – ANTONIO FARAÒ Duo

 22 March 2020 | H 15:00

Sala Piatti

 Festival: Bergamo Jazz Festival

The protagonists of the usual appointment in collaboration with Jazz Club Bergamo are two European artists whose talent is recognized internationally. Together, the Belgian David Linx and Antonio Faraò represent a musical tandem that has roots firmly planted in the language of jazz with…
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CANCELLED – JOAO BOSCO Solo

 22 March 2020 | H 17:00

Teatro Sociale

 Festival: Bergamo Jazz Festival

Bergamo Jazz, in all its years of history, has rarely visited Brazilian music, with the exceptions of Giberto Gil and Hermeto Pascoal. Maria Pia De Vito, for whom Brazil is one of many musical loves, intends to remedy this by inviting important exponents of a music scene as vast as it is…
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CANCELLED – BRAD MEHLDAU Trio

 22 March 2020 | H 21:00

Creberg Teatro

 Festival: Bergamo Jazz Festival

At his third participation in Bergamo Jazz, Brad Mehldau certainly does not require many presentations. The first-rate star of today’s piano firmament, not only in the jazz area, Mehldau is one who likes to experiment (also with electronics), get back in the game, but one of his greatest…
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