Taormina Jazz Festival

Taormina Public Gardens

August 2 – 6 2013, 9.30pm – Free entrance

Now in its fourth edition, the Sicilian Jazz Event returns to Taormina from August 2nd to 6th, 2013. The Taormina Jazz Festival, which enjoys the art 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 to be held at 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.


August 2Seamus Blake Quartet Feat. David Kikoski
Seamus Blake – Sax, David Kikoski – Piano, Matt Clohesy – Bass, Ari Hoenig – Drums

August 3Bill Carrothers Trio
Bill Carrothers – Piano, Drew Gress – Bass, Bill Stewart – Drums

August 4Mario Raja Big Bang 25°
Mario Raja – Tenor Sax and arrangement, Alice Ricciardi – Voice, Claudio Corvini – Trumpet, Francesco Lento – Trumpet, Roberto Schiano – Trombone, Carlo Conti – Baritone Sax , Daniele Tittarelli – Alto Sax, Enrico Bracco – Guitar, Pietro Lussu – Piano, Luca Fattorini – Bass, Armando Sciommeri – Drums

August 6Enrico Rava “Sicilia Project”
Enrico Rava – Trumpet, Giuseppe Asero – Alto Sax, Dino Rubino – Piano, Nello Toscano – Contrabbass, Mimmo Cafiero – Drums

More info on www.taorminajazzfestival.it