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La Spezia International Jazz Festival

The La Spezia International Jazz Festival is the longest-running Italian music festival dedicated to jazz music. It has taken place in La Spezia in the summer of every year continuously since 1969. The idea of ​​the festival was born on the initiative of Tiberio Nicola and other enthusiasts who, in 1968, had created the Amici del Jazz della La Spezia association. July 18, 1969 was the date of the first La Spezia Jazz Festival. That evening the Bill Evans trio (with Eddie Gomez and Marty Morell), the quartet of the American saxophonist Lucky Thompson and a big band directed by the Canadian trumpeter Maynard Ferguson played. Over the course of the 55 editions, both musicians from La Spezia and musicians of international caliber such as The Manhattan Transfer, Earth, Wind and Fire, Dee Dee Bridgewater, etc. were the protagonists. Since the 53rd edition, the artistic direction has been entrusted to Maestro Lorenzo Cimino.


  • 24.07.2024: Goran Bregović and The Wedding & Funeral Band
  • 25.07.2024: Mike Stern / Randy Brecker Band
  • 27.07.2024: Irene Grandi
  • 28.07.2024: “Kind of Bill” – Omaggio a Bill Evans
  • 29.07.2024: Paolo Fresu & Uri Caine
  • 30.07.2024: Russell Crowe & The Gentlemen Barbers

Tickets for the 56th edition of the La Spezia International Jazz Festival can be purchased online on or at the Teatro Civico Box Office.

Civic Theater box office opening hours: Civic Theater box office (entrance from via Carpenino) from Monday to Saturday 8.30am/12pm – on Wednesday also from 4pm to 7pm

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Jul 24 2024


9:00 pm - 11:00 pm


La Spezia


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