9 days and 50+ events in venues throughout the city
The 10th edition of the Torino Jazz Festival (presentation to the press
Wednesday, April 27) is slated for June 11 – 19, 2022.
Concert venues: Officine Grandi Riparazioni, the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory, Intesa Sanpaolo Tower Auditorium, Teatro Vittoria, the Valdese Church and jazz clubs about town.
Under the directorship of musicians Diego Borotti and Giorgio Li Calzi, this die-hard international festival continues to dedicate ample space to original productions created especially for TJF, alongside live performances by today’s jazz stars.
A taste of the over 50 live events in store:
– Kae Tempest in an exclusive Italian premiere performance of songs from their new album The Line Is A Curve, set for release in April (June 18, OGR Sala Fucine);
– Milton Nascimento opens his One Final Music Session European tour at TJF (June 15, OGR Sala Fucine);
– Artchipel Orchestra conducted by Ferdinando Faraò and featuring the special-guest appearance by author Jonathan Coe in the guise of composer and keyboardist (June 12, Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory). On June 11 the Circolo dei Lettori is the stage for a talk-session with Coe hosted by Giuseppe Culicchia. Organized in conjunction with Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino.
Nine days of events. A slew of jazz from across the board, from mainstream to new improv, by way of rock, avant-garde, new European progressive and electronic music. Plus: concerts in local clubs, Torino Jazz Meetings sessions where you can mix with some of today’s jazz sector professionals, Jazz Blitz musical raids in unlikely locations, conferences and opportunities to meet the musicians.
Torino Jazz Festival is a City of Torino project realized by Fondazione per la Cultura Torino.
Kae Tempest – Lone Italian Date
Performer, rapper, writer, London-based activist, one of the most acclaimed voices of today’s youth restlessness, they (Kae has shunned genre-biased pronouns) have picked up numerous awards for poetry, fiction and music (including the Silver Lion at the 2021 Venice Biennale Teatro). Their debut novel The Bricks That Built the Houses made it to the Sunday Times bestseller list, their albums have been Mercury Music Prize nominees. Their 2019 release The Book of Traps and Lessons marked a new chapter in terms of vocal structure musically, with a blend of spoken words and rap. Paradise, their reimagining of Sophocles’ tragedy Philoctetes, made its world premiere at the National Theatre in the summer of 2021.
Milton Nascimento – First Date on the European Tour of One Final Music
Session. Goodbye tour for the living legend of Brazilian music. Singer, composer, guitarist, Nascimento belongs to a restricted group of artists who were able to perfectly combine their own musical traditions with international music. He’s played with artists like Wayne Shorter, Pat Metheny, Paul Simon, Cat Stevens, George Duke, Quincy Jones. In 1994 he released Angelus, featuring the work of Pat Metheny, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, Nana Vasconcelos, Jon Anderson and James Taylor.
Artchipel Orchestra & Jonathan Coe – Original Production
From Milano, founded and conducted by Ferdinando Faraò, Artchipel Orchestra plays host to Jonathan Coe, one of today’s leading British novelists. But this time around Coe comes at you as musician and composer. They’ve already played together at major jazz festivals, alongside international artists like Keith Tippett, Karl Berger, Mike and Kate Westbrook, Ingrid Sertso, Pete Whyman, Chris Cutler, Adam Rudolph, Cyro Baptista, and Julie Tippetts.