Torino Jazz Festival 2012

The Torino Jazz Festival 2012 was an international event that took place in Turin from April 27th to May 1st. We had the opportunity to listen to some of the best jazz performers from all around the world.

The event was offered for free in several spots from all around the city. Our first stop was on Piazzale Valdo Fusi on Sunday 28th at 18:00.

A lot of people was already gathered along the Piazzale.

Torino Jazz Festival 2012

We had the opportunity to listen some pieces by Ahmad Jamal.

Torino Jazz Festival 2012

In the next photo you can see Ahmad Jamal playing the piano. He is one of the most innovative and influential American Jazz pianists and composers.

Torino Jazz Festival 2012

This is Ahmad Jamal presenting his band. I could only recognize his bassist James Cammack.

Torino Jazz Festival 2012

We recorder a small video for you to enjoy.

The next stop that same evening (Sunday 28th at 21:00) was at Palazzo Madama.

In here we had the chance to listen to Dionne Warwick.

Torino Jazz Festival 2012

Dionne Warwick is an american singer, actress and TV show host. Her voice is just so seet, romantic and melodic. Listening to her was a good way to close up the day.

Torino Jazz Festival 2012

Here you go, this is just a little piece of Dionne Warwick singing ‘What the world needs now.’

On Monday 29th we went back to Piazzale Valdo Fussi to listen to Ray Gelato.

Torino Jazz Festival 2012

Ray Gelato is an American Jazz singer and saxofoist. He is son form Napoletan (Italian) immigrants to the USA.

Torino Jazz Festival 2012

In the following video you can listen to Gelato’s style and judge by yourself. In particular, I enjoyed his music since it allowed me to dance with Sofia.

Torino Jazz Festival 2012
Torino Jazz Festival 2012

Here is another Ray Gelato’s video.

Unfortunatedly for us that was the end of the festival.

Torino Jazz Festival 2012

Do you like Jazz? Have you ever been to a Jazz festival? Would you like to be? Who is your favorite Jazz band/musician?