Veneto Jazz

Who we are


Veneto Jazz is one of the most known association in Italy as regards planning and directing prestigious music events and performances. From 1988 it organizes the Winter Session and the Summer Session of Veneto Jazz with the partecipation of the greatest international artists, proposing a journey through theaters in the region and producing more than 100 concerts in 40 different cities.

The major centers are Padova, Marostica, Castelfranco Veneto, Noale, Verona, where the Veneto Jazz is offering a series of annual events dedicated to jazz music and its contamination.

Supported by the Veneto Region and the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, Veneto Jazz has established itself as one of the most qualified promoters among Italian festivals, producing high-quality events with huge media coverage.

The most important recent music events in the region, as the Keith Jarrett concerts  at the Arena di Verona (2004) and  Teatro La Fenice in Venice (2006) have been organized by Veneto Jazz.

From 1992 Veneto Jazz organizes the Summer Jazz Workshop with the exclusive collaboration of the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City, an international seminar on jazz, involving young musicians from all over the world. The workshop is based in Chioggia, near Venice.

He is also the artistic director of the Venezia Jazz Festival, one of the most important festivals on the international scene, which takes place in the heart of the city of Venice. In 1981 he created the Summer Jazz Workshop, one of the European references for jazz training, which has already reached its 22nd edition.

He is an expert of jazz and contemporary music and is considered one of the most well known Italian promoters. He is a consultant for the Veneto Region, for different public administrations and for private foundations regarding jazz music.