This October Lucca Jazz Donna returns. It’s a festival dedicated to female jazz talents organized by the Circolo Lucca Jazz with the City of Lucca, Capannori, Lucca province, the sponsorship of Tuscany Region, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca, the Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca and the patronage of Tuscany’s Equal Opportunities centre.

The festival’s twelfth year programme, under the artistic direction of Circolo Lucca Jazz, includes six free concerts, including five with two sets of performers and a final conversation and concert with jazz leader Dee Dee Bridgewater.  There’s also a new collaboration with three Italian record companies: Filibusta Records, Philology Records and Alfa Music Records.

On Sunday, November 6 at 9.15 pm in the Church of San Francesco (Piazza San Francesco, Lucca) there’s an evening with Dee Dee on the subject of Lucca women’s jazz world.
Conversation with Dee Dee Bridgewater (see photo) and Simona Burattini, TG2 Rai journalist. Presentation of the “Pino Massara” first prize ” to four young jazz and modern music performers, by MAP, Authors Federation, UNESCO Club of Lucca and Lucca Jazz Club.
A concert follows with Dee Dee Bridgewater on vocals, Theo Croker on trumpet, Anthony Ware on saxophone, Michael King on piano, Eric Wheeler on bass, Kassa Overall on drums.
Free admission. Funds for Italy’s earthquake victims will be collected.
For information and the complete and updated programme see:
Additional information points: Equal Opportunities Centre of Lucca Province, Cortile degli Svizzeri, 2 (0583.417.489, and the City of Lucca, public relations Office, via Del Moro, 17 (0583.44 .24.44,