Following the Decree of the Prime Minister’s Office issued on March 4 th , 2020 in relation to the spread of Coronavirus on the national territory, the Fondazione Teatro Donizetti is forced to communicate the suspension of the Bergamo Jazz Festival, which was scheduled to take place from March 15 th to 22 nd. This is a difficult and painful decision, taken with the certainty that it is important to respect the measures adopted to deal with the current health emergency and protect the health of all.
At the same time, the Fondazione Teatro Donizetti, with the Artistic Director Maria Pia De Vito and all the festival staff is already working to reorganize the 42 nd edition of Bergamo Jazz from June 5 th to 7 th , in the Lazzaretto area (in case of bad weather at the Creberg Theatre) and in other places in the city.
Contacts are already underway with the artists who were supposed to perform in March to check their availability for the three days in June. From these first evaluations it will then be possible to make a drafting and publication of the new programme.
Postponing the festival will certainly have serious repercussions at an organizational and economic level: the Fondazione Teatro Donizetti will make the maximum effort to ensure that the new programme is in line with the tradition and prestige of Bergamo Jazz. Trusting in the collaboration and understanding of the public, 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.