The fantastic success of the event bears witness to the commitment of the Municipal Administration who bet on the promotion of their territory, creating a strong synergy between the town of Vittoria and Jazz music.
The event has had a profound effect on the urban fabric, modifying positively the cultural life and economic growth of this Sicilian town.
Le passate nove edizioni hanno rappresentato un importante appuntamento per Vittoria, che si è distinta sia per la qualità dei concerti proposti, che per la bravura dei musicisti invitati.
On the stage set up in Piazza Enriquez, where the castle of the Conti di Modica stands, built in 1907, the most important Italian jazz musicans have played, like Enrico Rava, Stefano Bollani, Paolo Fresu, Enrico Pieranunzi, Fabio Boltro, Stefano di Battista, Rosario Giuliani, Franco d’Andrea, Pietro Tonolo, Gianluca Petrella, Rosario Bonaccorso, Paolino Dalla Porta, Antonello Salis, Fabrizio Bosso….just to mention a few.
Being a festival of international renown, the following musicians have also performed here: Tom Harrel, Jerry Bergonzi, Bob Mintzer, Kenny Barron, Lars Danielsson, Francisco Mela, Terell Stafford, Christian McBride, Ron Carter, Lee Konitz, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Gonzalo Rubalcaba with Volcan and many others.
For the 2017 edition, the Festival has invited artists like Yaron Herman with special guest the American saxophonist, Logan Richardson, the Spaniard Marco Mezquida, the American band The Black Art Jazz Collective (Wayne Escoffery – Jeremy Pelt – James Burton – Xavier Davis – Vicente Archer – Johnathan Blake) who will celbrate the 50th anniversary of the death of John Coltrane, the Italian Lydian Sound Orchestra directed by Riccardo Brazzale, “crowned” by the magazine Musica Jazz as the “Best Formation of 2017”. The great Italian pianist who has performed throughout the world, Antonio Farao’, and many other Italians who may be less well-known but not of inferior artistic value.
This year, too, the formula provides for both morning and afternoon concerts: the Teatro Comunale, the cloister of the Convento delle Grazie, the old church of Sant’Antonio Abbate in Via Bari, the churchyard of San Giovanni Battista, the Palazzo di Citta’ and others will be the magnificent locations.
The villas, exclusive Emma Villas properties, that we have selected for this event, are:
Surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, Villa Specchio del Sole is a residence with private pool and a 6000 sq m park.
Set within a nature reserve, on one of the most picturesque parts of Sicily and overlooking one of the most beautiful seas of the entire coast.
Set in a strategic position, in the southern part of Sicily, just a few kilometres from a splendid beach with dunes, and just a short distance from the magical Valley of the Temples, Villa Alessia is a modern villa with pool, with design and comfort unique in its kind.
All that remains is to make a date with you in Scoglitti and Vittoria and to wish you all: Buon Jazz!