I’ve compiled everything you need to know about Jazz:Re:Found 2023 in this blog article.
Italy has a lively tradition of music, and jazz plays a significant role in it.
Although jazz originated in African-American communities in New Orleans, it quickly gained popularity in Europe during the early 20th century. Italy, in particular, has embraced jazz since World War II and nurtured vibrant jazz scenes across many cities.
After the fall of the dictatorship, “La Galleria del Jazz” became the first radio broadcast (from 1945 to 1946) that introduced Jazz music to the country. It paved the way for spreading various American styles like Bebop, free jazz, and fusion across Italy.
Talented musicians such as Bruno Martino, Frank Buscaglione, and Natalino Codognotto – one of the pioneers of Italian Swing – had a big impact during this post-war period.
Today, jazz continues to thrive culturally in Italy.
The country is home to top-notch artists who continue to push boundaries and hosts numerous festivals dedicated to jazz lovers in every major city.
It’s worth mentioning one festival that stands out: Jazz:Re: Found.
Jazz:Re: Found is returning to the beautiful setting of Cella Monte, in the Unesco Hills of Monferrato, with an exciting lineup of artists who will be entertaining you across four days, from August 31 to September 3.
Something more about Jazz:Re:Found is below.
- The 15th Edition
- Research & Avantgarde
- Boutique festival experience
- Travel Guide
- Jazz:Re:Found 2023 Lineup
Jazz:Re:Found – The 15th Edition
Jazz:Re:Found is back for its 15th year, bringing you the best contemporary jazz and dance-infused rhythms all in one fantastic festival.
Back in 2008, Jazz:Re:Found started its journey under the guidance of Denis Longhi, the founder and artistic director. The inspiration behind it comes from the Big Chill Festival held in the United Kingdom.
The impact of Big Chill was magical, and it felt natural to recreate a similar experience or at least bring its essence to Italian audiences. This led to the inception of Jazz:Re:Found, starting with its first edition in Vercelli and then expanding to include editions in Turin and finding a home in the charming Cella Monte.
Throughout its existence, Jazz:Re:Found has consistently dedicated itself to showcasing an electrifying jazz movement that has featured renowned artists such as Jazzanova, Cinematic Orchestra, Mr Scruff, De La Soul, and Roy Ayers – to mention a few.
Jazz:Re:Found Festival evolves the indoor glories that have consecrated it, in Turin, the role of forerunner in the exploration of new jazz and black music languages, catapulting us en plein air in the heart of Monferrato (Cella Monte).Jazz:Re:Found Festival’s Team
Research & Avantgarde
Jazz:Re:Found has always been a fantastic platform for exploring and discovering new music.
The festival is a beautiful blend of the rich roots of black music and the innovative sounds of electronic beats. One significant influence for Jazz ReFound is the emerging UK Jazz scene and the iconic Gilles Peterson headlining this year’s event.
They constantly push boundaries, merging Jazz, Hip-Hop, and electronic genres while embracing diverse cultural backgrounds.
Moreover, constant research through online media, in-person events and collaboration with young musicians and enthusiastic fans are crucial factors in creating an entirely fresh and one-of-a-kind musical experience at Jazz:Re:Found.
These elements contribute to a vibrant atmosphere where new discoveries and diverse influences come together.
Boutique Festival Experience
Have you ever been to Cella Monte previously?
If you travel between Casale Monferrato and Asti in Piedmont, you’ll stumble upon Cella Monte, a charming village nestled away from the main road that links these two towns.
It’s located in the beautiful Monferrato region and has been designated as a Unesco World Heritage Site since 2014.
Similar to the previous festival editions, a major highlight will be its enchanting courtyards. These five distinctive stages will host most of the shows, creating an unforgettable experience for attendees.
On top of that, you’ll also get the chance to fully immerse yourself in the festival vibes by staying at the campgrounds or even trying out some camping options.
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The primary airports are Milan Malpensa and Milan Linate.
If you’re heading to Jazz:Re:Found, a few transportation options are available.
One is to take a train; Casale Monferrato train station is just 15 minutes from the festival grounds, and you can easily find taxis at Cella Monte.
Alternatively, consider taking advantage of the carpooling or shuttle bus services provided for even more convenience.
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Jazz:Re:Found 2023 – Lineup
Get ready to immerse yourself in diverse music genres like house, techno, Afrofuturism, jazz, electronic, funk and world music. Artists worldwide will bring their unique sounds to the stage.
Now let’s take a look at this year’s lineup.
Three artists deserve special mention among the already impressive list.
First up is Nils Frahm, one of today’s most famous pianists who never fails to captivate with his unconventional approach; FKJ, one of the most significant artists of the French musical scene, and then Nu Genea, returning to Cella Monte after their previous sold-out shows and radio hit in 2022 with their latest album, “Bar Mediterraneo”.
You will also have the chance to listen to great deck masters.
Above all, Ben Ufo a master in blending house, techno, and bass music. Also present is the iconic voice of BBC’s Gilles Peterson and the captivating afro-jazz beats of Khalab (the alias for radio host Raffaele Costantino).
Furthermore, renowned British DJ Mr Scruff and the House Music legend Louie Vega are adding to the mix.
The lineup also includes Lakuti, a South African collector and selector known for founding Uzuri Recordings and being a resident at Panorama Bar, and renowned names from the Berlin-based label Jazz-O-Tech such as Warren Walker, Studnitzky feat. Tim Serhan and Mattia Prete.
Not to mention Gino Grasso and Luca Trevisi, aka LTJ Xperience, two of the finest DJs and most avid record collectors from Italy, Dardust, The Comet is Coming, ECHT!, Elise Trouw and Lefto Early Bird bringing everything from house to rap to jazz and more.
In brief, Jazz:Re:Found combines the brilliance of music legends with the exceptional skills of young, talented musicians.
The festival stands out as one of Europe’s most uplifting Jazz Festivals and certainly an experience worth having!
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