22.01.2008 33 °C
MALTA JAZZ FESTIVAL takes place on the third weekend in July every year.
Their known as one of the most exciting venues on the jazz circuit. Staged below the bastions of the Islands' capital, the 16th century city of Valletta, and by the waters of Grand harbor, Malta Jazz certainly has a SPECTACULAR LOCATION
The Umbria jazz festivals is one of Italy's most important Jazz festivals. It's set in a medieval, town of Parugia,Umbria. The setting is wonderful, one of the most beautiful village in Italy. You can walk around the Village and take snapshots of the beautiful shops they have to offer and the great church's they have too.
They also have some of the best Restaurant's in the region. At the festival you'll find some of the best Jazz and Blues musicians on the planet coming to perform at this festival.
They have shuttle buses that will take you to and from the concert area. The concerts are all over the Village so you may have to walk to some of the concerts They have hotels in town and out side of town which isn't so far, so it makes your commute very easy. You will be able to find all of your needs on their website.
Here is the link. http://www.umbriajazz.com
If you like Italy you will love the Southern Adriatic side of Italy(Roccella,Ionica). They have a festival that is absolutly spendid. You can soak-up as much sun as a beach bum here. Here you will find the Rocella Jazz festival. http://www.roccellajazz.net/ With this festival you will find some of Italy's best Jazz performers. This festival is truly a delite to attend, not only that you will also enjoy the night life here even if you don't speak the language. After all it is Italy and you will have fun. I would like to give you a Hotel suggestion these Hotels are always beautiful no matter where you go. They are the perfect Vacation Hotel's, exspecially if you and someone special are attending. Just take a look at this website and tell me if you like what you see. Click the link http://www.miramarehotel.biz
The Fano Jazz festival http://www.fanojazzclub.org
Here is a great place to go and have some fun in the sun. It's called Fano Jazz by the sea festival. The City which is also called Fano(Provance of Pesaro,Adriatic sea) is one of those Cities that will take your bearth away. With it's seaside Hotel's and it's small town feel, you will love this place. If and when you do decide to take your next vacation, do my a favor and go to this city.
There is a restaurant called La Quinta that only serves fish. Let me tell you something, you will go bananas for this restuarant. The scene is one straight out of an Italian movie, there is the owner which is about 80ish that takes your receipt after your lunch. It may take her a few minutes to get your money right, but you can believe me that it will be right, But it's all part of the scene and I wouldn't change a thing. Anyway when you go to the restaurant make sure that you get there early enough because the place fulls up fast for lunch. (between Noon and 12:30PM is good)
As a matter of fact the restuarant is right by the port,thats right the fish comes from the fishing boat's right to your plate. It can't get any fresher then that. The fish is still moving when she puts it on your plate, Now thats fresh. But there are many restuarants there to choose from and I mean plenty. They also have chineses restuarants if you can't deal with the fish or pasta, they also have great Hotels as well. Most of the hotel's are on the Lido which stands for seaside or beach front. Where I stayed was about a block from the sea and it was called Hotel Europa! and Hotel Elizabeth ll which is right on the beach Very beautiful Hotels. I think I lived more in the lobby then in my room. I have also stayed at varias Hotels through out the City. To me they are all beautiful exspecially when their by the sea!
This City is also a great place to shop, you can really get your shop on here. They have a early morning market to die for. You must go early to get the bargens if you know what I mean. The market has this great antique section that has old record player's from the 30's and 40's you know the ones with the megaphone on it that you can't find anymore. It's just a potpourri of nastilga there. So get your wallet ready for some spending.
If your not into antiques, and prefer high fashion then you are in the right place for high fashion. The City offers you some of the best clothing shops around, and just to get your spirits moving, the City Rimini is only a half hours drive from Fano. If you don't know about Rimini, it's the next best thing after Ibiza ok. You can dance the night away in this City.
Now let's talk about the Sardegna Festival which takes place in November in Cagliari. It's called the European Jazz Expo hosted by Jazz in Sardegna. What a breath of fresh air here. This festival is something special to me, It had all the trimmings of a great festival. They showcased a lot of the Jazz musicians from Sardegna. They had Antonello Salis ( Piano) Paolo Fresu (Trumpet) Elena Ledda. The Amercan act's where Charles Lloyd D.D Bridgewater, Randy Weston, Don Moye and a few more acts.
This festival by far is one of the best up and coming festvals to look out for!
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