Fano Jazz by the Sea 2017, a truly special edition
The XXV edition of Fano Jazz By The Sea ended a few days ago: it is still alive in the ears and in the eyes of about 4,000 festive participants – and it will remain for long – the memory of the overwhelming performance at the Golena del Furlo di Acqualagna della Gangbè Brass Band, last act of a SPECIAL Festival, which has found its ideal format … to be reproposed for the next 25 years.
SPECIAL for the reopening of the great music – long awaited for years – of the Rocca Malatestiana, a location that has proved to be an adequate venue for the Main Stage, without forgetting the jewel of the Rocchetta, where the Young Stage concerts took place.
SPECIAL for the presence of the Jazz Village which, thanks also to its green setting, has met with great success: open from 6.30pm until late at night, with many activities, highly attended by a heterogeneous public, the Jazz Village has worked well as a link with the city , becoming for many a symbol of the festival.
SPECIAL for the numerous participation of the public at paid concerts by recording 4 sold out (the preview in Gradara with Fabrizio Bosso and then Michael Nyman, Gurtu / Fresu / Sosa Trio and Jacob Collier, then suspended due to sudden bad weather) ; audience that came from all over Italy (tickets were bought online from Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Lazio, Trentino, Umbria, Puglia, Abruzzo, Piedmont) and Europe (always online, from Germany, Ireland , Belgium, Switzerland, Croatia, Spain, England, Russia), attentive and prepared, in a significant part made up of young people.
SPECIAL for box office results: 4,756 “detached” tickets, an increase of 33% compared to 2016, with an average of 512 admissions concerted concerts (in 2015 there were 352, in 2016 407, the national average is of 250). Total gross income was 67,096.97 euros, over 28,000 euros more than in 2015, 8,000 more than in 2016; given very significant if it is compared with the national data that see the festivals of this type, even noble, undergo public declines.
SPECIAL for the variety and quality of the artistic cast set up on all four stages; to underline the particular appreciation by the national press of the only performances proposed at the Pinacoteca San Domenico on the Exodus Stage; and if the public has benefited well-tested names, but also “novelties” such as the Bokantés, the Armenian Tigran Hamasyan and the Spanish Chano Dominguez, the same press has also unanimously praised the concert of Giovanni Guidi’s quartet, Gianluca Petrella, Louis Sclavis and Joao Lobo.
SPECIAL for the many qualified collateral activities that have characterized the Jazz Village, immediately transformed into a sort of open-air living room: from the orchestral workshops, with the extraordinary performance of the Mosaic Orchestra formed by 36 children aged between 5 and 16 years, at Performing Art and Young Art, from events around midnight to initiatives promoted in collaboration with local associations and institutions, first of all the Pesaro-Fano bike ride, accompanied by notes in New Orleans style.
SPECIAL for the event at the Teatro dell’Aria in Gradara, for the unusual and evocative concert at dawn at the Rastatt Amphitheater (with pianist Enrico Zanisi) and the exclusive one of Jazz in’ONDA aboard the Gulet Regina Isabella.
SPECIAL because it was a Festival that put everyone in agreement, tourists and fans, and where we saw people visibly happy to be there.
SPECIAL for many other reasons: for the number of programmed events (37 concerts over 10 days, to which 170 musicians from different geographical areas took part); for the 36 volunteers, mostly young people and university students, involved in the organization in various tasks; for almost 20,000 estimated total public attendance, including paid and free appointments, with an increase of over 8,000 spectators compared to 2016; for the feedback obtained on social media: 8,704 “like” on Facebook (2,037 more than last year) and total coverage of posts (organic and sponsored) of 1,338,724 contacts; 13,200 views on Twitter; a growing success of the new website, with a web traffic coming for 97% from Italy and abroad. And also, for the excellent results obtained also in the field of incoming, thanks to the commitment of Tuquitour who, in addition to the Gulet excursions, guided tours of the city, involving the participants of a historical, architectural and gastronomic excursion of Fano and of its territory.
Fano Jazz By The Sea is therefore an event that produces positive effects, both economic and image: the confidence of the Municipal Administration placed in the Festival is strongly driven to continue on the path traced from the first 25 years of life and to obtain even more results. important.
Fano Jazz Network
(ph. Andrea Rotili)