In August, Sardinia is the island of jazz: the 5 most important festivals

  • Published: 11-02-2016
  • Category: Events

jazz in Sardinia festivals

In August, Sardinia is not only the island of beaches, sea, culinary traditions and culture. In August, Sardinia becomes the island of jazz music. Thanks to these 5 awaited festivals.


1. Cala Gonone jazz festival (July-August)

The first edition took place in 1988. Today, Cala Gonone Jazz Festival is one of the must-see events for all jazz enthusiasts. The scheduled events take place in the nature of Nuoro and in the charming Grotta del Bue Marino.

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2. Time in jazz (August)

Berchidda, easy to reach from Olbia, is the birthplace and home of one of the best-known jazz trumpeters of the Peninsula: we are talking about Paolo Fresu. And Time in Jazz takes place every year in Berchidda. A real “music journey” to discover the other villages in this part of Sardinia, such as Budoni, Calangianus and Tempio Pausania.

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3. Ai confini tra Sardegna e jazz (August-September)

Sant’Anna Arresi is a small town in the province of Carbonia-Iglesias, easy to reach from Cagliari. A small town that becomes the home of great jazz during Ai confini tra Sardegna e jazz, that welcomes national and international jazz musicians.

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4. Musica sulle Bocche (August)

The fourth events of this jazz journey in Sardinia is Santa Teresa di Gallura. Where, usually in August, takes place Musica sulle Bocche: jazz music performed near the wonderful sea of the Strait of Bonifacio (“Bocche di Bonifacio” in Italian).

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5. Time in Sassari (August)

We can’t talk about jazz in Sardinia without mentioning Time in Sassari: a 2-days event dedicated to great jazz music with national and international musicians.

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