Great jazz returns to Torino with the city’s renowned jazz festival.

As a result of the shutdown sparked by the Coronavirus pandemic, the City of Torino initially rescheduled the TJF, moving the dates from April to October. More recently, the festival’s artistic directors, Diego Borotti and Giorgio Li Calzi, convinced that music never stops and longing to move forward, made the decision to reschedule the festival in two installments. One will be held later this summer, and the other will be held this fall.

The first installment is slated for August 21-30 with a program that features ten high-quality evening concerts. The second installment gets underway in October, serving up 30 concerts staged in a dozen jazz clubs and other venues that for many years have kept the jazz scene in Torino thriving.

Despite the obvious logistic difficulties posed by the pandemic, the 2020 TJF will continue the festival’s tradition of artistic richness with original productions, big names in Italian jazz and a host of artists from the international jazz scene.

The summer installment, whose program is still under construction, will feature outdoor performances held in the courtyard of the Combo hostel complex (the former site of the Porta Palazzo fire station) on corso Regina Margherita, as part of the list of local summertime events in the Torino a cielo aperto series. It goes without saying that all necessary precautions, including social distancing, will be strictly enforced at all performances.