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Bi-Annual Rome Jazz Festival

Rome Jazz Festival, Italy

The Bi-Annual Rome Jazz Festival is one of the biggest jazz festivals in the world. The event draws jazz musicians, composers, and jazz enthusiasts from Europe, the UK and the US, and is usually held at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome. The Rome Jazz festival is held twice a year, and pays homage to the Italian roots of Jazz music.

Jazz, as a musical art form, began in the city of Rome during the First World War when American soldiers brought Jazz to the shores of Italy. After Rome Jazz Festivalthe war, Jazz music enjoyed a surge in popularity that sparked the beginnings of what would later become the Rome Jazz Festival.

When and where to stay - The Bi-Annual festival is usually held in the months of July and November and tourists who plan to attend one or more of the performances should make their accommodation arrangements as early as possible, as the hotels situated near the concert hall are likely to be fully booked before the event begins.

Getting there - To get to the Auditorium Parco della Musica, where the festival is held, visitors can take the Flaminio Metro and Tram 2. Day passes for trams and trains will make your travel easier and are recommended. The venue is located in the Northern part of the city, near the Olympic village and the Parioli Quarter. It is also within walking distance from the Flaminio Quarter and the Villa Glori. The auditorium Parco della Musica can be located at Number 30 Viale Pietri de Coubertin.

Information regarding the event programme and performance schedules can be obtained from the Auditorium Parco della Musica’s offices. The Rome Tourism Office can also provide tourists with information regarding the festival.

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