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 Friday, October 7 at 9.15 pm in Artè room (via Carlo Piaggia, Capannori), there’s an evening presented by Philology Records.
The first set is with the Cettina Donato trio: Cettina Donato, (see photo), Nino Pellegrini, bass, Vladimiro Carboni, drums, guest Michela Lombardi, vocals.
Second set with Michela Lombardi & Pietro Frassi trio who present “Solitary Moon – The Music of Johnny Mandel”: Michela Lombardi, vocals (see photo), Piero Frassi piano, Gabriele Evangelista on bass, Andrea Melani on drums.
Free admission. The ‘Emergency association’ that works in bringing free medical care and quality to the victims of war and poverty 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).