Trailer for the 2009 documentary about the Bologna Jazz Festival.
The BJF has been one of the most important in Europe, in the period that lasted from 1958 to 1975 and it has recently come back to life in 2006.
The film is a journey from Bologna to New York and then back in town, with some great commentaries from the pioneers of the Italian and international Jazz scene. It is not only a valuable historical review, but also a great source of thinking about the past, present and future perspectives of Jazz.
Directed by Germano Maccioni
A project by the collective Bottega Bologna bottegabologna.org
Produced by Articolture articolture.it
with the contribution of Assessorato alla Cultura della Regione Emilia-Romagna
Marcella Alberti, Gato Barbieri, Todd Barkan, Filippo Bianchi, Stefano Bollani, Antonio Ciacca, Franco D'Andrea, Lou Donaldson, Benny Golson, Steve Grossman, Dave Holland, Carlo Pagnotta, Amedeo Tommasi, Giovanni Tommaso, Cedar Walton, George Wein.
Cannonball Adderley, Chet Baker, Gato Barbieri, Lou Bennett, Kenny Clarke, Ornette Coleman, Franco D’Andrea, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Art Farmer, Johnny Griffin, Joe Harriott, Keith Jarrett, Modern Jazz Quartet, Elvin Jones, Roland Kirk, Steve Lacy, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Oscar Peterson, Jimmy Smith, Lucky Thompson, Amedeo Tommasi, Giovanni Tommaso, Sarah Vaughan, Cedar Walton and many more.