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Those planning to visit during shoulder season, which begins this month, can add one more extra activity to their list of must-do’s in Rome: the Roma Jazz Festival is on for the whole of the month.
With dozens of concerts across multiple venues (mainly the Auditorium Parco della Musica in the Flaminio district, but Casa del Jazz, Monk Club or the Alcazar – in Trastevere, super close to our accommodation at Via Natale del Grande – are also participating), the festival program embraces several sub-genres and is open to hosting great innovators side by side with new talents and the greats of the scene.
This year’s edition is focused on expanding the borders of what is considered to be jazz.
“No borders” is indeed the tagline of the 2019 calendar, with many intriguing events coming up in the next days and weeks. Among them, we would be remiss not to mention a piano solo by Armenian virtuoso Tigran Hamasyan (on November 13), a voyage through Cuban jazz by pianist Dayramir Gonzalez (on November 14) or a showcase by Albanian guitarist Elina Duni (on November 16).
The Roma Jazz Festival is also a great opportunity to see many Italian and international stars at a very affordable price: Abdullah Ibrahim is set to perform (on November 17) as is Paolo Fresu, along with Jan Lundgren and Richard Galliano (on December 1st) or the great Archie Shepp (on November 11).
We recommend you check out the full list of events if you’re in town at this time – every concert is a highlight and with the festival now in its 43th year we’re excited to see that this veteran of the Roman scene is more energetic and groundbreaking than ever!