In this blog article, I’ve put together everything you need to know about Jazz:Re:Found.
What comes to mind when you think about Italy? I bet you immediately picture food, style and fashion.
But in addition to being the country known for its legacy in the arts, it’s worth mentioning that music plays a vital role with a fantastic range of music festivals—one above all, Jazz:Re:Found. It is today one of the best Boutique Jazz Festivals in Italy, with great attention to the new wave of UK jazz.
The festival will take place from 1-4 September 2022 in Cella Monte, a beautiful village in the heart of Monferrato voted among the top 15 best villages in Italy.
More importantly, Jazz:Re:Found is a melting pot of music cultures which attracts music lovers across Italy and Europe every year.
Something more about Jazz ReFound below.
- Musical concept
- Boutique festival experience
- Travel Guide
- The Artists at Jazz:Re: Found 2022
Did you know that Jazz Refound has been happening for over 13 years?
Of course, it has some history to know about.
Jazz Refound was opened in 2008 by founder Denis Longhi and initially held in Vercelli. Thanks to the success received during the first edition in 2009 reached great visibility featuring artists such as Lamb, Jazzanova, Jose James, and Casino Royale.
The festival continued to grow. From 2015 to 2018, Turin was the central city. But after years away from the local community, in 2019, Cella Monte became the new home of Jazz:Re:Found, bringing the perfect fusion of identity, tradition and innovation.
Originally the festival started off purely for black music, and today presents a thrilling jazz movement and different musical contaminations.
The name of the festival brings a clear mission: refound. In particular, rediscovering the genesis of jazz and giving a clear message to all music lovers.
Certainly, Jazz ReFound has a great connection to Gilles Peterson and Worldwide FM, promoting new frontiers of Jazz, Hip-Hop and electronic music.
Here’s a list of the artists hosted over the years: Robert Glasper, Thundercat, Yussef Dayes, De La Soul, and Nubya Garcia, to mention a few. It’s undeniable that the new contemporary UK Jazz Scene is part of it, and that’s what the festival is about: bringing diverse heritages together and creating a new cultural context.
BOUTIQUE FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE
The festival calendar reveals the full potential of a territory that combines an offering of high-quality performances with the tourist attraction of a UNESCO world heritage site.
As with the previous edition, an essential element will be the courtyards of Cella Monte: five separate unique stages where most of the shows will take place. You will also enjoy camping and collateral activities such as bike excursions, trekking, yoga, and more.
You can find all the information you need here.
JAZZ:RE:FOUND TRAVEL GUIDE
Main airports: Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate.
How to get to Jazz:Re:Found:
- You can board a train, Casale Monferrato train station is 15 minutes from the festival, and you can find buses available to Cella Monte.
- Or even better, take a car/cab. The festival is about an hour from Turin and an hour and a half from Milan.
- Carsharing is a good alternative: here’s more info.
THE ARTISTS AT JAZZ:RE:FOUND 2022
There’s a wide range of artists and DJs covering all areas of music.
During the four days, you will enjoy a rich dose of house, techno, afrobeat, jazz, electronic and soul music from artists worldwide. Now, it’s time to look at this year’s lineup.
From Moodyman – one of the most enigmatic and charismatic figures in electronic music – the creative flair of multi-instrumentalist Quantic to the legendary Brazilian jazz-funk trio Azymuth and house music icon Little Louie Vega.
MACE is a must-see if you’re also looking for some Hip-Hop made in Italy. MACE’s thing is building instrumental forms of rap genres and blending them with drum patterns and basslines.
You will also have the chance to listen to some of the finest British musicians.
Above all, the brightest young talents on the UK jazz scene like Emma-Jean Thackray and the melancholic Jazz harmonies with Hip-Pop beats by Newham London-based Alfa Mist.
Jazz:Re:Found is also your chance to discover Hania Rani. An award-winning pianist, composer and musician that will take you on a journey through your imagination.
Lastly, another DJ you will want to check out is Lefto Early Bird, bringing everything from house to rap to jazz and more. “You can’t stop on Lefto! He’s always on it!” (Gilles Peterson)
In short, an exciting mix between music legends and high-quality young talented musicians.
Trust me: Jazz:Re:Found is one of the most beautiful Jazz Festival on the European scene and definitely worth experiencing!
Will you be there? Make sure you buy your ticket to Jazz ReFound before they sell out!