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Tusica in Jazz

Expands Its Summer Programming

Civita di Bagnoregio is a town in the Province of Viterbo in Central Italy

From July 8 through August 14, 2010, in the Viterbo region of Italy (about 43 miles from Rome), the countryside town of Soriano nel Cimino and city of Nepi will host the 9th edition of the Tuscia in Jazz Festival.

For the past eight years, Tuscia in Jazz has been considered one of the most important international jazz festivals, as well as an important vehicle to promote the beautiful region with its Etruscan roots, Roman history, medieval hill towns and unspoiled lakes and forests. Tuscia in Jazz has extended its branches significantly: with a record label to release recordings of its unique live performances, by adding workshops with world-renown pianist Kenny Barron and rising-star drummer Francisco Mela, and incorporating the annual Jimmy Woode Award for bass playing.

The festival has been strongly supported by the local administration of Soriano and it now returns to the squares of the centro storico and thanks to their continued support, all the concerts are free.

The Tuscia in Jazz Festival has integrated within it the Jimmy Woode Award. Jazz bassist Jimmy Woode spent his career carving his deep double-bass sound into recordings by Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespe, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Lionel Hampton. The Jimmy Woode Award for bass playing is an integral part of the festival proceedings at Tuscia in Jazz.

In the summer of 2005, shortly after his passing, Woode’s daughter Shawnn Monteiro, along with the director of the festival Italo Leali, held a personal ceremony in his memory at the festival. It was at that moment they decided to create a scholarship award for young, talented musicians, starting with the 2006 Tuscia in Jazz Festival, and through which the memory of one of the greatest bass players of our century, his music and his family would be honored and carried on. Groups from Italy competed alongside bands from Germany, Holland, England, France, Croatia, Serbia, Belgium, the UK and the USA. Since its inception, it has grown just as much as the festival itself: from a Euro-centric showdown to a global tournament.

The ‘Tuscia in Jazz Masterclass’ workshops provide an opportunity for young musicians to learn from the masters. This year’s teachers-in-residence include: Dave Liebman, Flavio Boltro, Antonio Sanchez, Shawnn Monteiro, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Eddie Gomez, Tony Monaco, Dado Moroni, Giorgio Rosciglione, Gege Munari, and Karl Potter.

Borgia Castle

Nepi in Jazz is held in mid-August inside the beautiful Borgia Castle, recently restored by the local administration, in the city of Nepi. Nepi, who’s famous water is known worldwide, is a delightful little town thirty-five kilometers from Rome. Of interest are the amazing waterworks built throughout the centuries and the incredible medieval and Renaissance fortifications around the city. Nepi in Jazz, with its four days of concerts is one of the most exciting moments of the Tuscia festival, thanks to the beautiful location and brilliant acoustics of the Borgia-Castle.

Bagnoregio and Civita di Bagnoregio also take part in the Tuscia in Jazz Festival. The city is much admired for its architecture, some spanning several hundred years. Civita di Bagnoregio owes much of its unaltered condition to its relative isolation: the town was able to withstand most intrusions of modernity as well as the destruction brought by two world wars. The population today varies from about 12 people in winter to over 100 in the summer. The town was placed on the World Monuments Fund’s 2006 Watch List of the 100 Most Endangered Sites, due to the threats it faces from erosion and unregulated tourism.

The organizers of the Tuscia jazz festival and the local administration of Bagnoregio convened to organize the Civita Summer Jazz Festival from the August 2nd – 8th, 2010. For the occasion, there will be two stages, one in Bagnoregio and one in Civita di Bagnoregio. Each evening there will be two concerts at different times and these will be free of charge. On August 7th, the highly anticipated “White Night” will be organized with the collaboration of the region’s various societies which boasts activities throughout the night until sunrise. Civita Summer Jazz also includes a grand meeting dedicated to jazz, in collaboration with Jazzitalia, Jazzconvention, Jazzit and other important media organizations. Many magazines, papers and experts in the field will be present from all over the world.

Aside from the townspeople, who volunteer their time and energy, a number of sponsors have lent their financial support to keep every performance at Tuscia in Jazz free. Special thanks to local sponsors Ministero dei Bene Culturali Regione Lazio, Fondazione Carivit, Provincia di Viterbo, and Camera di Commercio e Comunità Montana dei Cimini, and international sponsors MSC Crociere, Warsteiner Beer, and finance organizations like Carivit.

In addition to its nightly recurring events: the trials of the Jimmy Woode Award and open jam sessions, Tuscia in Jazz will feature:


July 8
Giorgio Rosciglione Quartet “Tribute to Duke”
Jam Session Leonardo Corradi and Friends

July 9
ore 22.00 Aldo Bassi and Funk It Up
ore 24.00 Jam Session Matteo Cidale and Friends

July 10
Flavio Boltro Hammond Trio
Jam Session Francesco Mascio and Friends


July 17
Ostinato special guest Antonello Salis
Jam Session

July 18
Jazz School Lab Band
Jimmy Woode Award
Jam Session

July 19
Jimmy Woode Award
Jam Session

July 20
Jimmy Woode Award
Jam Session

July 21
Jimmy Woode Award
Jam Session

July 22
Jimmy Woode Award
Jam Session

July 23
Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra
Jimmy Woode Award
Jam Session

July 24
Jimmy Woode Award
Jam Session

July 25
Jazz at Dinner Ristorante Tre Scalini
Tuscia in Jazz All Stars (Eddie Gomez, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tony Monaco, Flavio Boltro, Shawnn Monteiro, Dado Moroni, Giorgio Rosciglione, Gegè Munari, Antonio Ciacca, Marco Valeri, Lucio Ferrara and Michel Rosciglione)
Jam Session

July 26
Clinic Antonio Ciacca (Aperta a tutti)
Jazz at Dinner Ristorante Tre Scalini
Wost Massimo Davola trio
Leonardo Corradi play Flavio Boltro and
Rosario Giuliani, guest Antonio Sanchez
Jam Session

July 27
Clinic Dave Liebman (Aperta a tutti)
Jazz at Dinner Ristorante Tre Scalini
Gegè Munari quintet
Eddie Gomez meet Dado Moroni
Jam Session

July 28
Clinic Kurt Rosenwinkel (Aperta a tutti)
Jazz at Dinner Ristorante Tre Scalini
Francesco Desiato Quartet
Dave Liebman meets Domenico Sanna Trio
Jam Session

July 29
Clinic Antonio Sanchez (Aperta a tutti)
Jazz at Dinner Ristorante Tre Scalini
Lucio Ferrara quartet
Rick Margitza meets Antonio Ciacca
Jam Session

July 30
Rick Margitza (Aperta a tutti)
Jazz at Dinner Ristorante Tre Scalini
Paolo Recchia meets Dado Moroni and Pippo Matino
Kurt Rosenwinkel, Antonio Sanchez, Tony Monaco and Flavio Boltro
Jam Session

July 31 (‘Notte in Jazz’)
Clinic Eddie Gomez (Aperta a tutti)
Jazz at Dinner Ristorante Tre Scalini
Funk It Up
Tony Monaco meets Flavio Boltro and Gegè Munari
Shawnn Monteiro Quartet
Jam Session

August 1
Consegna Diplomi masterclass
Jazz at Dinner Ristorante Tre Scalini
Jimmy Woode award final 2010
Jam Session


August 4
Clinics: Denis King e Olivier Hutman
Denis King and Olivier Hutman Quartet
Jam Session with Leonardo Corradi and friends

August 5
Clinics: Rosario Giuliani
Rosario Giuliani Hammond Trio
Jam Session with Matteo Cidale and friends

August 6
Clinics: Steve Grossman and Massimo Davola
ore 22.00 Steve Grossman meet Massimo Davola Quartet
ore 24.00 Jam Session with Leonardo Corradi and friends

August 7
Clinics: Karl Potter
Karl Potter and Funk It Up
Jam Session with Leonardo Corradi and friends

August 8
Clinics: Danilo Rea
Danilo Rea Trio
Jam Session with Leonardo Corradi and friends


August 13
Hot Trio Special Guest Marco Tamburini

August 14
Aldo Bassi Trio

We hope to see you in Tuscia!


..:: Source: DL Media ::..