A sound wave is coming from 01 June to 28 July, from Bari to Acquaviva delle Fonti, Alberobello, Conversano, Corato, Gioia del Colle, Giovinazzo, Gravina in Puglia, Molfetta, Polignano a Mare, and Turi. The twelfth edition of Festival “Bari in Jazz” is back again this year, in a metropolitan version, thus confirming the major new feature that last year marked a passage in the history of the event organized by the Abusuan cultural association in collaboration with the association Murattiano.
More than 20 live performances and other related events are planned, capable of attracting an audience of heterogeneous interests and musical tastes, thanks to a rich programme of important national and international artists and local talents selected by the artistic director, the musician Luca Aquino.
Bari in Jazz 2016, which belongs to the Apulia Jazz Network – the Puglia Sounds jazz festival network – is thus confirmed as a diffuse festival: from 01 June to 28 July it will fill prized locations and town squares: the Cathedral and Auditorium Vallisa in Bari; Piazza Duomo in Giovinazzo; Piazza Gonnelli in Turi; Piazza Sedile in Corato; the Atrium of Palazzo de Mari in Acquaviva delle Fonti. Concerts by internationally renowned artists will also be held on the beach of Cala Paura in Polignano, at Trullo Sovrano in Alberobello, at the San Benedetto cloister in Conversano, at Castello Svevo in Gravina in Puglia, at Teatro Rossini in Gioia del Colle, and in the Ponente amphitheatre in Molfetta. A new feature of this second metropolitan edition is Bari in Jazz Kids, a section devoted to youngsters, with support from Royal Jordanian Airlines, in collaboration with the Jordanian National Orchestra Association and Orchestra Borgo Antico and Città dei bimbi, as part of the international campaign UNESCO #UNITE4HERITAGE.
“For some months, with the confirmation of the gravitational waves that Albert Einstein had already anticipated in 1916, we have the certainty that the universe, too, has a sound,” comments Luca Aquino, artistic director of the Bari in Jazz metropolitan festival. “Some days ago, I listened to the first sound recording, made and shared online by the scientists from the LIGO observatory, and I felt the same emotion I did when for the first time I heard the sound blown by Chet Baker, and Miles Davis’s stellar version of “My Funny Valentine.” It is in the breadth and depth of their silences, the majesty of each individual note, the sense of rotation of the vibrato, the lucid yet ethereal thinking always underlying their creative activity – in Miles’s case, explosive like the collision of those two black holes that gave the A to which the newly-discovered sonic wave was tuned. Music is alive if it is free. In our galaxy, there are nine billion habitable, Earth-like planets , and there are a hundred million galaxies in the universe. Enjoy the music.”
Unmissable appointments in July: Nino La Montanara with The Visual Trio, Gregory Porter, Hakon Kornstad, Fresu-Sosa-Morelenbaum.