Novara Jazz

Novara Jazz Festival started in 2004, the Festival has always addressed the great jazz, musical improvisation, electronic musical experiments and overlapping the Arts. In 2015 Novara Jazz entertained over 10.000 people for a 3 weeks event full of great music: 10 main concerts, including 3 Italian premieres, 35 events exploring the most charming locations downtown and in the countryside, 12 Jazz Brunch with food and wine tasting, 5 dj sets after midnight, 5 jam session nights, 3 musical workshops in collaborations with Novara's music schools, an international exhibition of visual and photographic arts and a cycling tour discovering the surrounding.

The outstanding characteristic of Novara Jazz is the fusion of different musical genres, attracting a wide audience from all over the country and, thanks to dj sets and musical workshops, the involvement of students and people of all age.

Since its first edition, Novara Jazz is supporting European jazz, inviting musicians from different European countries, fostering collaborations, residencies and network projects (i.e. Wayne Horvitz European Orchestra in 2014), facilitating young musicians projects and connecting with the most responsive stakeholders in the continental scene. 

The attention to different styles, genres and languages – that is a main feature of Novara Jazz – open the program to as many projects and artistic trajectories through European jazz, both as a tool for the reinforcement of collective identities and as an incentive for top quality music production.

May, June
Artistic Director:
Corrado Beldì
Ass. Culturale Rest-art
Corso Cavallotti 29
28100 Novara , NO
Phone: +39 348 2488257


Article: 15 Italian jazz musicians you need to know about

by Novara Jazz on Wed, 28/06/2017 - 16:36
For decades, Italy has enjoyed an increasingly prominent place in the vast landscape of European Jazz. The names of some of its most famous players, like trumpeters Enrico Rava or Paolo Fresu or pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, just to name few, are well known all around the world. But even younger artists such... read more

NOVARAJAZZ 2016 - 13th Edition

by Novara Jazz on Wed, 25/05/2016 - 12:42
Jazz invedes streets, squares, museums, parks and courtyards. More than 80 events in 3 weeks in Novara and beyond…. From May 26th to June 12nd 2016 Now in its thirteenth edition, NovaraJazz gets to the heart of season 2015/2016 with its summer dress. NovaraJazz is the unique stage in the heart of Novara for the great... read more