Barga Jazz Festival 2011

Every year, since 1986, in Barga (Lucca) takes place Barga Jazz a famous Festival- Music competition that celebrates Jazz Music. This will be the  XXIV edition of the Festival, starting on the 19th and ending the 27th of August. The Festival was originally born as an arrangement and composition competition for Jazz Orchestras. Besides the changes and inprovements of the last years, the competition is still the central part of the Festival. This year’s edition is especially dedicated to Italian Songbook: the relationship between jazz and italian music. In the year of the 150 years celebration of the birth of Italy, the festival celebrates the italian contrinuition to Jazz Music. Check out the whole programme:
19th August, Teatro dei Differenti,  9.30 pm Gabriele Mirabassi & Marco Cattani Group ‘Le città e la memoria’ con Gabriele Mirabassi: clarinetto, Stefano Rapezzi: chitarra/voce, Michele Vannucci:vibrafono/marimba/ percussioni, Max Guerrero: live elettronics, Mirco Capecchi: contrabbasso, Daniele Paoletti: batteria, Marco Cattani: chitarra 20th August, Teatro dei Differenti, 9.30 pm Quintorigo English Garden 21st August, hystorical center of Barga,from 5 pm Barga in jazz (in very square of the hystorical center a jazz band will be playing such as: Fantomatik Orchestra) Price: 15 euros 21st August, Duomo di S. Cristoforo, 6 pm Pietro Tonolo – Monologues 21st Agosto, Piazza Angelio, 9.30 pm Emma e gli Aristodemo’s (Italian swing ’30 ’40) Price: 15 euros 22nd August, Villa Moorings, 9.30 pm Barga Jazz Contest 2011 (Paranoid Quartet- Hard Chords Trio) Free entry 23rd August, Villa Moorings, 9.30 pm Barga Jazz Contest 2011 (Gianluca Chiarini Sextet – The Omit Five) Free entry 24th August, Villa Moorings, 9.30 pm Presentation of the book “BargaJazz” by Renzo Cresti Nel cielo dei Bars Quartet Free entry 25th August, Teatro dei Differenti, 9.30 pm Michela Lombardi Quartet + Nico Gori “Amore d'autore” A trip into the 60s and 90s lovesongs. Price: 10 euros 26th August, Teatro dei Differenti 9.30 pm XXIV International composition contest for Jazz Orchestras: BargaJazz BargaJazz Orchestra direction by Bruno Tommaso Price: 15 euros 27th August, Council of Barga, 6 pm Presentazioneof the book Domenico Manzione ìIl mio amico Chet. 27th August, Teatro dei Differenti 9.30 pm XXIV International composition contest for Jazz Orchestras: BargaJazz BargaJazz Orchestra direction by Bruno Tommaso. Price: 15 euros     This is last year's Barga Jazz programme One you're in Barga, why don't you have a look around the Lucca area? [geo_mashup_map]