CASTROREALE. On Friday 30 July the curtain rises on the twenty-first edition of the Castroreale Jazz Festival, which also for this season offers a program of great international scope, with four suggestive shows. Among the novelties, the return of the concert at sunset in the Peloritan woods, always much appreciated by the public.
In Piazza Pertini it opens with the double concert of the German artist Joscho Stephan, one of the most successful guitarists of the new manouche scene, whose music has its roots in the freedom and charm of the Gipsy Swing, the style born in the 1930s thanks to the pioneering and legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Despite his young age, he already has collaborations with musicians of the caliber of Biréli Lagrène, Tommy Emmanuel, Frank Vignola, Paquito D’Rivera, Charlie Mariano. He performs in formation with two excellent musicians: Sven Jungbeck on rhythm guitar and Volker Kamp on double bass.
Sunday 1st August, the Sicilian guitarist will take the stage Matteo Mancuso. The young musician has made himself appreciated all over the world for his unique guitar technique that amazes for cleanliness and executive precision and sweeps with absolute ease between the various musical genres. His technical and artistic skills have been noticed by the greatest guitarists in the world among others Steve Vai, Dweezil Zappa, Al Di Meola, Joe Bonamassa and Stef Burns. He performs with Stefano India on bass and Giuseppe Bruno on drums.
Thursday 5th August, the festival continues by hosting an internationally renowned artist, Salvador Sobral, the singer who in 2017 won the Eurovision Song Contest, bewitching the public and the jury making him jump his name to the fore in the European music scene.
The festival ends Sunday 8 August, at sunset, in the extraordinary naturalistic scenery of the Cardà equipped area, in the Peloritani woods, just outside Castroreale, with the spectacle of Mario Tozzi and Enzo Favata. A scientist of the Earth and an artist who made an unmistakable stylistic figure of the music of his land, Sardinia.
For all the concerts, also this year, to comply with the legal obligations relating to social distancing and to allow the greatest number of people to access the small casket in Piazza Pertini, the double set: first performance at 9.00 pm, second at 10.30 pm. A unique show, on the other hand, is the concert at sunset in the Cardà wood.
This edition, sponsored by the Municipality of Castroreale and the Pro Loco Artemisia, curated by the Luci a Sud Association, will be enhanced by the collaboration with the students of the “Renato Guttuso” Higher Institute, Hotel and Art High School of Milazzo, who have designed scenic settings and lighting effects for concert locations.
tickets online: https://www.diyticket.it/festivals/221/castroreale-jazz-2021
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