Roma Jazz Festival
Auditorium Parco della Musica
It is no accident that the debut of jazz on the silver screen is a milestone in the history of cinema.
The history of jazz and cinema are connected by a series of amazing analogies: they both are collective arts, they have reconciled high and popular culture, artistic avant-garde and media. They are both two big phenomena that played a fundamental role throughout all the XX century. The relationship between jazz, technology and visual arts dates back to the beginning of the last century. The first sound film, the first vinyl records, the interchange with contemporary art… And now new technologies and global distribution systems have further boosted this relationship.
Roma Jazz Festival, one of the most important events on the international scene, chooses every year a different theme and features big events to bring prestige to the whole festival. This year’s theme “Visual Jazz“ aims at catching the trends and the evolution of jazz music on both the international and national level. Today the wide diffusion of new media, from Internet and social networks to the use of tools for reproducing and editing sounds and images, has generated a new creativity jazz is obviously influenced by.
Roma Jazz Festival 2012 edition proposes an articulated and interdisciplinary project with the aim of highlighting all those artistic expressions originated by the relationship between jazz and visual arts: films, documentaries, fiction, cartoons, video clips, live soundtracks, computerized creations and all that “Visual Jazz”.