This year the Torino Jazz Festival celebrates its tenth edition, which is an impressive achievement for any musical event.

From 2012 to 2022, the world changed profoundly. When the Coronavirus pandemic struck, the music sector was one of the hardest hit.

TJF dealt with the situation admirably. Now, once again the festival promises audiences a host of high-quality events featuring international superstars and homegrown talent. We’re also pleased to point out that many of the festival’s venues are the actual jazz clubs that electrify Torino all year round. The City intends to continue its support in that direction.

In 2012, just in time for the first edition of TJF, UNESCO declared April 30 International Jazz Day, thereby officially recognizing the social value of this musical language, which is a true ambassador for peace in the world. Since the beginning, TJF has celebrated this day that is rife with significance for so many people. This year, look forward to a compelling and informative conference series on current events topics.
We’d like to thank everyone who’s played a part in making TJF 2022 happen – the musicians, the technical staff, the artistic directors Diego Borotti and Giorgio Li Calzi, who have put together a music festival that vaunts extraordinary stylistic variety.

And hats off the TJF audiences, over the past ten years one of the most loyal bunches around, grooving to jam-packed shows like only they know how.

Here’s wishing everyone a great TJF 2022!

Rosanna Purchia

Commissioner of Culture

Stefano Lo Russo

Mayor of Torino