5-30 Nov. Under the theme Jazz is My Religion, Rome's annual rendezvous with jazz returns with an impressive line-up of Italian and international acts. This year the Roma Jazz Festival celebrates its 41st anniversary with a longer than usual concert programme at the Auditorium Parco della Musica and other venues around the city such as Casa del Jazz and Alcatraz.
Festival highlights include Chick Corea, Steve Gadd Sextet (5 Nov), Daymé Arocena (7 Nov), Mulatu Astatke & Steps Ahead Band (12 Nov), Tribute to Louis Armstrong (18 Nov), Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita Trio (23 Nov), and Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles (28 Nov).
The programme also commemorates a series of significant dates in the history of jazz: the centenary since the release of the first jazz album and the birth of jazz greats Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie, and the 50th anniversary since the passing of John Coltrane.
For full programme details see festival website.