8th June 2010 — From July 8 through August 14, 2010, in the Viterbo region of Italy (about 43 miles from Rome), the countryside town of Soriano nel Cimino and city of Nepi will host the 9th edition of the Tuscia in Jazz Festival.
For the past eight years, Tuscia in Jazz has been considered one of the most important international jazz festivals, as well as an important vehicle to promote the beautiful region with its Etruscan roots, Roman history, medieval hill towns and unspoiled lakes and forests. Tuscia in Jazz has extended its branches significantly: with a record label to release recordings of its unique live performances, by adding workshops with worldrenown pianist Kenny Barron and rising-star drummer Francisco Mela, and incorporating the annual Jimmy Woode Award for bass playing.
The festival has been strongly supported by the local administration of Soriano and it now returns to the squares of the centro storico and thanks to their continued support, all the concerts are free.
The Tuscia in Jazz Festival has integrated within it the Jimmy Woode Award. Jazz bassist Jimmy Woode spent his career carving his deep double-bass sound into recordings by Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespe, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Lionel Hampton. The Jimmy Woode Award for bass playing is an integral part of the festival proceedings at Tuscia in Jazz.
In the summer of 2005, shortly after his passing, Woode’s daughter Shawnn Monteiro, along with the director of the festival Italo Leali, held a personal ceremony in his memory at the festival. It was at that moment they decided to create a scholarship award for young, talented musicians, starting with the 2006 Tuscia in Jazz Festival, and through which the memory of one of the greatest bass players of our century, his music and his family would be honored and carried on. Groups from Italy competed alongside bands from Germany, Holland, England, France, Croatia, Serbia, Belgium, the UK and the USA. Since its inception, it has grown just as much as the festival itself: from a Euro-centric showdown to a global tournament.
The ‘Tuscia in Jazz Masterclass’ workshops provide an opportunity for young musicians to learn from the masters. This year’s teachers-in-residence include: Dave Liebman, Flavio Boltro, Antonio Sanchez, Shawnn Monteiro, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Eddie Gomez, Tony Monaco, Dado Moroni, Giorgio Rosciglione, Gege Munari, and Karl Potter.
‘Nepi in Jazz’ is held in mid-August inside the beautiful Borgia Castle, recently restored by the local administration, in the city of Nepi. Nepi, who’s famous water is known worldwide, is a delightful little town thirty-five kilometers from Rome. Of interest are the amazing waterworks built throughout the centuries and the incredible medieval and Renaissance fortifications around the city. Nepi in Jazz, with its four days of concerts is one of the most exciting moments of the Tuscia festival, thanks to the beautiful location and brilliant acoustics of the Borgia-Castle.
Bagnoregio and Civita di Bagnoregio also take part in the Tuscia in Jazz Festival. The city is much admired for its architecture, some spanning several hundred years. Civita di Bagnoregio owes much of its unaltered condition to its relative isolation: the town was able to withstand most intrusions of modernity as well as the destruction brought by two world wars. The population today varies from about 12 people in winter to over 100 in the summer. The town was placed on the World Monuments Fund’s 2006 Watch List of the 100 Most Endangered Sites, due to the threats it faces from erosion and unregulated tourism.
The organizers of the Tuscia jazz festival and the local administration of Bagnoregio convened to organize the Civita Summer Jazz Festival from the August 2nd - 8th, 2010. For the occasion, there will be two stages, one in Bagnoregio and one in Civita di Bagnoregio. Each evening there will be two concerts at different times and these will be free of charge. On August 7th, the highly anticipated “White Night” will be organized with the collaboration of the region’s various societies which boasts activities throughout the night until sunrise. Civita Summer Jazz also includes a grand meeting dedicated to jazz, in collaboration with Jazzitalia, Jazzconvention, Jazzit and other important media organizations. Many magazines, papers and experts in the field will be present from all over the world.
Aside from the townspeople, who volunteer their time and energy, a number of sponsors have lent their financial support to keep every performance at Tuscia in Jazz free. Special thanks to local sponsors Ministero dei Bene Culturali Regione Lazio, Fondazione Carivit, Provincia di Viterbo, and Camera di Commercio e Comunità Montana dei Cimini, and international sponsors MSC Crociere, Warsteiner Beer, and finance organizations like Carivit.
In addition to its nightly recurring events: the trials of the Jimmy Woode Award and open jam sessions, Tuscia in Jazz will feature:
July 8 - Giorgio Rosciglione Quartet “Tribute to Duke”, Jam Session Leonardo Corradi and Friends
July 9 - ore 22.00 Aldo Bassi and Funk It Up, ore 24.00 Jam Session Matteo Cidale and Friends
July 10 - Flavio Boltro Hammond Trio, Jam Session Francesco Mascio and Friends
SORIANO NEL CIMINO
July 17 - Ostinato special guest Antonello Salis, Jam Session
July 18 - Jazz School Lab Band, Jimmy Woode Award, Jam Session
July 19 - Jimmy Woode Award, Jam Session
July 20 - Jimmy Woode Award, Jam Session
July 21 - Jimmy Woode Award, Jam Session
July 22 - Jimmy Woode Award, Jam Session
July 23 - Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra, Jimmy Woode Award, Jam Session
July 24 - Jimmy Woode Award, Jam Session
July 25 - Jazz at Dinner Ristorante Tre Scalini; Tuscia in Jazz All Stars (Eddie Gomez, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tony Monaco, Flavio Boltro, Shawnn Monteiro, Dado Moroni, Giorgio Rosciglione, Gegè Munari, Antonio Ciacca, Marco Valeri, Lucio Ferrara and Michel Rosciglione); Jam Session
July 26 - Clinic Antonio Ciacca (Aperta a tutti); Jazz at Dinner Ristorante Tre Scalini; Wost Massimo Davola trio; Leonardo Corradi play Flavio Boltro and Rosario Giuliani, guest Antonio Sanchez; Jam Session
July 27 - Clinic Dave Liebman (Aperta a tutti); Jazz at Dinner Ristorante Tre Scalini; Gegè Munari quintet; Eddie Gomez meet Dado Moroni; Jam Session
July 28 - Clinic Kurt Rosenwinkel (Aperta a tutti); Jazz at Dinner Ristorante Tre Scalini; Francesco Desiato Quartet; Dave Liebman meets Domenico Sanna Trio; Jam Session
July 29 - Clinic Antonio Sanchez (Aperta a tutti); Jazz at Dinner Ristorante Tre Scalini; Lucio Ferrara quartet; Rick Margitza meets Antonio Ciacca; Jam Session
July 30 - Rick Margitza (Aperta a tutti); Jazz at Dinner Ristorante Tre Scalini; Paolo Recchia meets Dado Moroni and Pippo Matino; Kurt Rosenwinkel, Antonio Sanchez, Tony Monaco and Flavio Boltro; Jam Session
July 31 - (‘Notte in Jazz’); Clinic Eddie Gomez (Aperta a tutti); Jazz at Dinner Ristorante Tre Scalini; Funk It Up; Tony Monaco meets Flavio Boltro and Gegè Munari; Shawnn Monteiro Quartet; Jam Session
August 1 - Consegna Diplomi masterclass; Jazz at Dinner Ristorante Tre Scalini; Jimmy Woode award final 2010; Jam Session
BAGNOREGIO CIVITA SUMMER JAZZ MEETING
August 4 - Clinics: Denis King e Olivier Hutman; Denis King and Olivier Hutman Quartet; Jam Session with Leonardo Corradi and friends
August 5 - Clinics: Rosario Giuliani; Rosario Giuliani Hammond Trio; Jam Session with Matteo Cidale and friends
August 6 - Clinics: Steve Grossman and Massimo Davola; ore 22.00 Steve Grossman meet Massimo Davola Quartet; ore 24.00 Jam Session with Leonardo Corradi and friends
August 7 - Clinics: Karl Potter; Karl Potter and Funk It Up; Jam Session with Leonardo Corradi and friends
August 8 - Clinics: Danilo Rea; Danilo Rea Trio; Jam Session with Leonardo Corradi and friends
NEPI IN JAZZ
August 13 - Hot Trio Special Guest Marco Tamburini
August 14 - Aldo Bassi Trio
We hope to see you in Tuscia!