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 Saturday, October 1 at 9.15 pm at Palazzo Ducale (Cortile Carrara, Lucca), there’s the opening of the festival’S 12th year entitled “Heartfelt music on Filibusta Records from Something There & Isk” with two sets made with Filibusta Records.

In the first set, there’s ‘Trioness’ with Federica Michisanti on bass (see photo), Sebastiano Ragusa on tenor sax and Simone Maggio on piano.
In the second set there’s the Milena Angelè quintet with Milena Angelè, tenor sax (see photo), Edoardo Ravaglia, piano, Enrico Bracco, guitar, Riccardo Gola on bass and Fabio Sasso, drums.
Free admission.

The “La Luna” association, which works against violence on women, will be present.
For information and the complete and updated programme see: www.luccajazzdonna.it
Additional information points: Equal Opportunities Centre of Lucca Province, Cortile degli Svizzeri, 2 (0583.417.489, centro.po@provincia.lucca.it) and the City of Lucca, public relations Office, via Del Moro, 17 (0583.44 .24.44, urp@comune.lucca.it).