Taormina Jazz Festival – 3rd Edition
Public Gardens, 9.00pm – Free entrance
Now in its third edition, the Sicilian Jazz Event returns to Taormina from 17 to 22 July 2012.
The Taormina Jazz Festival, which takes advantage of the artistic direction by Toti Cannistraro, aims to promote jazz as an art form, celebrating the rich variety of traditional standards and innovations of its more experimental expressions.
Taormina The Jazz Festival is held in the picturesque scenery of the Public Gardens in Taormina, and is an initiative supported by private individuals who want to offer quality music to the town of Taormina, to its audience and to the many tourists, with no entry fee.
During the concerts, Cottanera winemaker will offer tastes of their wines produced in the Etna area. Milan-based bookstore Birdland will set up booths with Jazz books, CDs and DVDs.
The event is sponsored by Nino Scandurra, owner of the namesake shoes and clothing boutique in Taormina, and supported by longtime sponsors such as Roberto Del Carlo, Piero Guidi, Pinko, Alberto Guardiani, Heritage, Hotel Metropole Taormina and Premier Tax Free.
The event enjoys the indispensable support and patronage of the Assessorato al Turismo e Verde Pubblico of the Town of Taormina and has been included among the events that make up the full calendar of Taormina Arte.
July 17th 2012 – NELLO TOSCANO QUINTET “PATCHWORK”
Rino Cirinnà, sax - Carlo Cattaneo, sax and flute – Seby Burgio, piano – Nello Toscano, contrabbasso – Stefano Bagnoli, batteria
July 18th 2012 - KENNY WERNER QUARTET
Kenny Werner, piano - Avishai Cohen, trumpet – Omer Avital, bass - Jonathan Blake, drums
July 19th 2012 – AARON GOLDBERG “BIENESTAN”
Aaron Goldberg, piano - Mark Turner, sax - Guillermo Klein, rodhes - Matt Penman, bass – Greg Hutchinson, drums
July 20th 2012 – KURT ELLING TRIO
Kurt Elling, voice - Charlie Hunter, guitar - Derrek Phillips, drums
July 21st 2012 – DAVID KIKOSKI TRIO
David Kikoski, piano - Ed Howard, bass - Nasheet Waits, drums
July 22nd 2012 – DINO RUBINO TRIO – SPECIAL GUEST PAOLO FRESU
Dino Rubino, piano – Paolino Della Porta, guitar – Stefano Bagnoli, drums - Paolo Freu, trumpet