Jazzahead! is the must-go event for the international jazz industry and the place for high-quality, contemporary jazz from Europe and overseas. In 2021, the festival features three of the most promising Italian jazz musicians of the younger generation. Italian double bass player Michelangelo Scandroglio is surely one of Italy’s young rising stars. In 2020, he released ‘In The Eyes of the Whale’ with Auand Records, his debut album as a leader; multi-jazz award winner Fabio Giachino (who played at EJBF live in 2019 with his trio) creates fresh, intelligent, and enthralling new takes on the modern jazz piano tradition and Ferdinando Romano is a double bass player, composer and improviser who was awarded Best Italian Rising Star in the Top Jazz 2020 (Musica Jazz’s annual Critics Poll).
‘Futura‘ is the project created to support the promotion of Italian music abroad, as a result of the collaboration between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Italia Music Lab foundation. It consists of a music video archive that includes performances by Italian artists who over the past two years have played during the digital editions of many showcase festivals around the world.