‘Jazz4Spring’: Live Streaming of Tuscan Jazz Concerts


Mirco Rubegni of the Mirco Rubegni Trio

Tuscany’s “orange zone” isn’t stopping music lovers. In lieu of concert halls, Jazz4Spring, organized by Network Sonoro, the well-known music organization, has announced a jazz series taking place online. Network Sonoro was founded in 2005 by Music Pool and Musicus Concentus and is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, the Municipality of Florence, and the CR Firenze Foundation, just to name a few. The performances will be streamed from the Facebook and YouTube pages of Music Pool, Musicus Concentus and other partners. The concert in its entirety will be available on Jazzintoscana.it for one month free of charge and an annual subscription of €11.99.

Friday, March 19 will see a performance by the Marco Rubegni trio featuring Marco Rubegni on the trumpet, Stefano Tamborrino playing percussion, and Gabriele Evangelista on the double bass. They will be playing a piece that Rubegni hopes to reflect upon his home, Val d’Orcia, where he was born in 1984 and where his family lives in Tuscany. Rubegni, along with Mirco Rubegni, have tried to use music as a way to reflect on the conflicts that may arise from strong attachments to places. Both Tamborrino and Evangelista have been inspired by Rubegni’s stories in each piece and are using their choice to record his album to showcase their own emotions.


Friday, March 19,  7 pm

Giotto Jazz, Vicchio

Mirco Rubegni Trio

Mirco Rubegni, trumpet

Stefano Tamborrino, percussion

Gabriele Evangelista, double bass


Friday, March 19, 9 pm

Jazz Cocktail, Poggibonsi

Pareti, Lanzoni, Paoli play jazz classics

Alessandro Lanzoni, piano

Walter Paoli, percussion

Raffaello Pareti, double bass


Saturday, March 20, 7 pm

Music Pool, Firenze


Francesco Maccianti, piano


Saturday, March 20, 9 pm

Empoli Jazz


Gianluca Petrella, trombone

Stefano Tamborrino, percussion

Michela Papadia, keyboard


Thursday March 25,  Time TBA

Music Pool, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Firenze


Music, dialogue, images and stars from the Divine Comedy

The performance features Sandro Lombardi, Alessandra Bedino, Andrea Costagli, Sara Donzelli, Massimo Salvianti, and Lucia Socci reading Dante with Dimitri Grechi Espinosa playing the saxophone.  (stephanie klein)