Concerts in the abbeys, the 2022 edition of great success

It was an edition that far exceeded expectations, recording important numbers in terms of public and the realities involved. Abbeys Jazz Festival – the new proposal of Concerts of the Abbeysby the association Luzmek ETSin collaboration with Ithaca Local Development Agency, Valley of the Abbeys e GAL Terreverdi Teramanewith the artistic direction of the Maestro Carlo Michini – after the last concert with the great Danilo Rea takes stock of this first edition which has been able to excite a large audience and embellish itself with valid synergies and collaborations. The 14 concerts on the bill attracted about 2 thousand people, with 4 sold out dates, artists and the public fascinated by the chosen locations, quality music and great emotions. The festival started on 29 July and continued until 24 September 2022. The initiative was enriched by three open rehearsals dedicated to children and to all those curious to discover the secrets of a concert. Nine municipalities involved touching some of the most evocative locations in the province of Teramo, 58 musicians who went on the various stages, ten production companies and two musical co-productions that characterized the initiative. Abbeys Jazz Festival he has had four national premieres and prestigious collaborations: with the Malvina Menegaz Foundation for arts and cultures and Castelbasso, a village of culture and with the Cingoli Foundation – Festival Between the Sun and the Moon in Montone. The bill also proposed two appointments of Abbeys Jazz club in collaboration with the Abbey of Propezzano Vineyards and Cellar, Tenuta Cerulli Spinozzi, La Tacchinella Restaurant. Luzmek ETS therefore continues to amaze with its proposals, in 2022 this reality was admitted to the three-year Fus (single fund for the show) for the article “festival jazz“, the only reality in Abruzzo. It is a surprising result for an inland association to have obtained the highest national quality certification.

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To open this edition of the festival was Mario Venuti in Castelbasso, then many other prestigious names, including: Luca Di Luzio con Globetrotter Project in the Abbey of San Giovanni ad Insulam in Isola del Gran Sasso of Italy; Tony Pancella in the garden of the convent in Cellino Attanasio; the Paul Wertico trio a Canzano; Kirk Lightsey e Piero Odorici Quartetin the Abbey of Ronzano in Castel Castagna; Daniele Falasca quartet in the church of the Santissima Annunziata in Montepagano; the John Patitucci trio feat. Rogerio Boccato in Montone; the Yellowjackets a Castelbasso; Danilo Di Paolonicola quartet con Flavio Boltro in the Abbey of Propezzano; Euphonia Suite from Eugenio Finardi con Raffaele Casarano e Mirko Signorile at the Peace Park in Pineto; the Noborder Trio in the Russicum Church at Villa Paris, Roseto degli Abruzzi; Rino De Patre in Teramo, on Mauro De Federicis Quartet in Mutignano to conclude in the Municipal Theater of Teramo with Danilo Rea.

Another novelty of this season was the active and synergistic collaboration with the LAG Terreverdi Teramane, which in five stages of the Festival (3, 8 and 24 August and 9 and 16 September) offered suggestive visits to the places and of the host villages, accompanied by refined tastings of the food and wine excellences of the territory by local producers, with the aim of promoting thematic tourist itineraries of the Sustainable Tourism Network “Terreverdi Teramane tower”. Gal Terreverdi Teramane, in fact, in implementation of its Local Development Strategy, has implemented the project “Gal & Surroundings“With the aim of encouraging the creation of initiatives and events aimed at the economic enhancement of the cultural and artistic heritage, traditions, as well as typical local products and the specificities of their territory. In this regard, the Festival event “Concerts of the Abbeys“. In this context, the LAG Terreverdi Teramane promoted the itineraries and thematic itineraries of the “Rete Tour Terreverdi Teramane”Through five events located in five villages offering participants a unique, immersive, authentic and engaging experience. The aim of the project is to make the places discovered in a particular context, promoting their value and at the same time combining art (with the music of the Concerti delle Abbeys Festival), taste (with the enhancement of food and wine specialties and producers) and culture (with the enhancement of representative places of the territory and of rare scenic beauty), all in the suggestive setting of the locations identified.

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The festival is organized with the contribution of the Ministry of Culture, the Abruzzo Region, the Province of Teramo, the Gran Sasso d’Italia Chamber of Commerce, the Tercas Foundation, the BIM (Basin Imbrifero Montano Vomano), the Municipalities of Canzano Cellino Attanasio , Mosciano Sant’Angelo and Pineto, with the support of the Municipalities of Castel Castagna, Isola del Gran Sasso d’Italia and Roseto degli Abruzzi.

“The response of the public, the prestigious locations and the many collaborations implemented – declares the artistic director Carlo Michinimake me proud and proud of this new path of Concerts of the Abbeys. The Abbeys Jazz Festival proposal was appreciated and was therefore a winning bet. I thank the many musicians involved, the realities who sponsored and supported the project, the partners, collaborators and all those who in various ways made all this possible. A sign that even in small businesses, great things can be done “

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