Airport Jazz: Fiumicino turns into a stage for world-class concert series
With a large programme of musical events held at various locations throughout the airport, Fiumicino will serve as a jazz club for pop-up concerts over the next few months. The season will kick off on July 11th with an exclusive live performance by a smaller version of the New Talents Jazz Ensemble, the resident orchestra of Rome’s large multi-functional public music complex Auditorium Parco della Musica. Directed by renowned jazz musician Mario Corvini, the talented septet will pay homage to three legendary composers such as Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington and Paolo Conte combining swing and bebop arrangements inspired by Italian trumpeter Nicola Tariello (an additional concert is scheduled for July 27th).
In addition to these concerts, a packed schedule of events has been set for September when Giocajazz (Playjazz) will provide the little ones with a series of entertainment activities. Curated by Massimo Nunzi, Giocajazz is part of the Auditorium Family series of family-driven initiatives: each show will feature an itinerant music performance by the GiocaJazz Dixieland Brass Band, a music ensemble in the style of New Orleans early marching bands. The orchestra, composed of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments, will provide top-notch entertainment with events taking place at a multitude of venues around the airport, including the B boarding area and the newly opened E international boarding zone. With a repertoire of original numbers specifically arranged for the occasion, the event is targeted at families with children aged 4+.
This initiative, promoted by Aeroporti di Roma in co-operation with Fondazione Musica per Roma, aims at introducing audiences to a timeless music genre with the help of top-level musicians who have long been working on the national and international music scene.