Chiesa di San Salvatore

Resist/Evolve is the title of the solo performance by American saxophonist Dan Kinzelmann, who has been very active in Italy for decades, also with his own bands including Hobby Horse, that performed at Bergamo Jazz in 2021, and Ghost Horse. The basic idea is to study the limits of our bodies and minds, through the relentless need to survive, hold out and create in adversity: using special breathing techniques, Dan Kinzelman creates uninterrupted and improvised soundscapes based on the frequencies contained in a single saxophone note.



Sala Piatti

ā€œA group of people enjoying music together, thatā€™s my idea of a ā€œGood Timeā€: live music, in real time, experienced at the very moment it is createdā€ explains Django Bates during the presentation of his piano solo concert. ā€œTwo years ago, when I started writing new piano pieces, I was at a point where I wanted to simplify everything in my life, and I went through a distillation process. The resulting compositions, such as ā€œFlurry In The Desertā€, ā€œIrisā€, ā€œMy Idea Of A Good Timeā€, embrace all the ways in which the piano has been a cherished friend of mine over timeā€



Teatro Sociale

Enst Reijseger, Harmen Fraanje and Mola Sylla form not just a musical trio combining three strong artistic personalities, but a true living organism that creates unique, original and highly personal music.Ā The combination creates a unique sound with a well-defined, poetic character, but also made of humour and brilliant improvisation supported by great individual technique. Reijseger, Fraanje and Sylla know each other well, they have shared many adventures, such as the soundtracks of Werner Herzogā€™s films My Son My Son What Have Ye Done and Cave of Forgotten Dreams.



Teatro Donizetti

Thirteen years after his last appearance at Bergamo Jazz, the man who has given the accordion an unprecedented unique expressive vitality returns to the stage of the Donizetti Theatre thanks to the extraordinary blend of new musette and new tango of which he has become the authoritative composer and performer. ā€œJazz, musette, tango feed on the same ingredients: the relationship with dance, strong melodies, precise and sophisticated harmonies. Along with Adrian Moigan and Diego Imbert, I interact with all of this, playing each concert in a totally free way, sometimes straying far from the score but never from the composerā€™s soulā€, explains the Transalpine musician.



Teatro Donizetti

Instrumental virtuosity Ć  la Jaco Pastorious, vocal fluidity Ć  la George Benson, a sense of the song and harmony Ć  la Joao Gilberto, all mixed with the African culture. The result of this highly original combination can be one and one alone: Richard Bona. Born in Cameroon, child of art and descendant of a griot, Richard Bona landed in New York in the mid-90s, after intermediate stopovers in Germany and Paris. And so began the high-profile collaborations with Harry Belafonte, the Jaco Pastorius Big Band, Mike Manieriā€™s Steps Ahead, Joe Zawinul, Pat Metheny, George Benson, Mike Stern, Branford Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, Chaka Khan, Michael and Randy Brecker and so on. Throughout all this, Richard Bona has never severed the link with his roots: in the numerous albums he has recorded as a leader, a natural inclination towards storytelling through sound is discernible, which also translates into taking a stance on social issues, defending oppressed peoples.