The musicians will have the chance to study with world-renowned artists who specialize in crossover playing, improvisation, and jazz language. Through concerts, lessons, masterclasses, theory courses, group jams, ensembles, and small combos, players will discover new elements of music and will be able to enrich their own musical palette over the ten-day journey. Complete with a trip to Siena, and a tour of the local cuisine (featuring a rotation of local restaurants for our nightly meals,) you can be sure that you will have an incredibly unique, special experience in the heart of Tuscany this summer! Get ahead as a 21st century musician and join us for Clazz Music Festival 2016!
July 29th 9:30PM
July 30th 9:30PM
August 3rd 9:30PM
August 4th 9:30PM
August 6th 9:30PM
Scale, Arpeggio, and Theory Class
Small Combo Rehearsals
Open-air informal student performances
Festival Jam/Masterclasses + Presentations
Arcidosso is a medieval village with a marvelous history dating back to the 9th century. It’s located in the South of Italy’s famous Tuscan region near Mount Amiata and Grosseto, centrally positioned between Rome and Florence. Siena and Pisa are both within a few hours drive as well, and within less than an hour away, one can visit some of the world’s best wineries, or going swimming in the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean Sea.
Arcidosso itself is home to an active community of about 4,500 people and a very robust international music scene. Since 2012, the city has hosted the well-known classical music festival, Interharmony International Music Festival, as well as a cutting edge electronic music and art festival, Alterazione, since 2005. When you’re driving into Arcidosso, one can’t help but notice the beautiful, noble castle, once owned by the Medici family, proudly overlooking the city’s many unique shops, restaurants, and historic churches. The main concert venue, Teatro degli Unanimi is the oldest theater in the province. Originally built in 1741, it stands adjacent to the Castle of Arcidosso, atop the city’s walls. Arcidosso is also home to historic churches, Santuario della Madonna delle Grazie, built in 1348, and the Chiesa di San Leonardo, built in 1188. Both remain active today and feature an impressive array of beautiful 17th and 18th century paintings.
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