Rock & Pop in May
Stazione Leopolda - viale Fratelli Rosselli 5 - www.fabbricaeuropa.net
Fri 4 Mark Giuliana 4Tet & Chicks On Speed, double first appointment with jazz and after electro-funk.
Sun 6 John Parish, multi-instrumentalist known for his soundtracks, on stage with the Screenplay project.
Mon 7 Jessica Moss, Pupillo & Pilia, violin between neoclassicism, electronics, art-punk and avant-folk.
Wed 9 Natasa Mirkovic and Michel Godard, recover Italian and Balkan music of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Thu 10 Mitelli & Mazurek, two champions of the jazz trumpet.
Sat 12 Dhakabrakha, from Ukraine with traditions and innovations that define ethno-chaos.
Sun 13 Tulipa Ruiz, Brazilian popular music with the new album TU.
Wed 30 at Limonaia Villa Strozzi Otomo Yoshihide, experiments with guitar, turntable and saxophone.
via M. Mercati 24b - 055 667566 - www.bitconcerti.it
Fri 4 Le Vibrazioni, an indie rock Italian band.
via Ghibellina 99 - 055 667566 - at 8.45 - www.bitconcerti.it
Sat 5 Mannarino, Italian singer-songwriter presents the album The Empire will collapse.
Fri 18 Red Canzian, member of the historic Italian group POOH with the solo album Testimone del tempo.
Fri 25 Jack Savoretti, Italian-British singer-songwriter with a pop-rock character.
Mon 28 Thom Yorke, frontman of Radiohead, what else?
Piazza Berlinguer - at 9pm - 055 667566 - www.bitconcerti.it
Sat 5 Elio and the stories tese, last tour of the iconic Italian band.
Wed 23 Emma, in concert with the new album Be here.
Villa San Lorenzo al Prato - via Scardassieri 47, Sesto Fiorentino - 055 4211901 - www.iedm.it
Tue 1 May Day Festival, many artists sing the popular anti-fascist tradition.
Sat 26 Daniele Sepe, sax and jazz in popular music.
Lungarno A. Moro - 055 6504112 - www.obihall.it
Fri 11 Big One Pink Floyd, cover band pays tribute to the best Pink Floyd repertoire.
Sat 12 Ebi, king of Persian pop.
Wed 23 Peter Bence, Hungarian piano ace between classical and pop.
Fri 25 Ultimo, mix between songwriting and hip hop.
Tue 29 Motta, presents the new album Vivere o Morire.
via delle Cascine 41 - 055 362067 - www.teatropuccini.it
Mon 14 Ivano Fossati, concert dedicated to Giorgio Gaber.
Fortezza da Basso - viale Strozzi - www.nextechfestival.com
Sat 26 Ilario Alicante, from Livorno among the most appreciated Italian DJs abroad, celebrates the 10th anniversary of the festival.
Tempo Reale Festival
Limonaia di Villa Strozzi - via Pisana 77 - 055 717270
Fri 25 Klang, a project between structure and improvisation by Zumtrio.
Sat 26 Klang / Word, three modes of comparison between sound and text.
Wed 30 Otomo Yoshihide, experiments with guitar, turntable and saxophone.
Bob Dylan’s Week
various location - more info on FB page Bob-Dylans-Week
Thu 17 Acquaraggia at Vip's Bar (Piazzale Michelangelo), cover band.
Fri 18 Titta Nesti at Cafè 19.26, Jazzin 'Dylan.
Sat 19 Bob Dylan's Dream at Circolo Lippi, musical.
Mon 21 Massimo Seriacopi at the Biblioteca Marucelliana, in search of a connection between Dante and Dylan.
via Pistoiese 309 - at 10pm - 055 0195912 - www.viperclub.eu
Sat 5 Madman, Italian rapper presents his latest album Back Home.
Tue 15 Federico Carta, from the tv talent show by Maria de Filippi, presents the album Much more than a film.
Sat 19 Mr. Rain, rap, pop and songwriting.
via Vittorio Emanuele II, 135 - at 9.30pm - 055 496670 - www.circoloilprogresso.it
Sat 5 Cris Pinzauti, long-time guitarist presents his new project Black Songs White Moon.
Wed 9 Federico Fiumani, live in solo with the album Confidenziale.
Wed 16 Christopher Paul Stelling, American folk singer.
Fri 25 Cesare Basile and The Caminanti, Sicilian songwriters among folk, blues and rock.
Via Fabrizio De Andrè - from 7pm - open every night
Fri 25 Norge, Led Zeppelin cover band.
Sat 26 Chameleon Mine, including swing, ska and funky.
Mon 28 Forrò, Latin evening in cumbia, Brazilian forrò and Cuban son.
Wed 30 The Twister, swing dance event.
Il Girone - via Aretina 24 - 055 240397 - at 9.15pm
Wed 22 Piero Borri & Friends, jazz evening with friends, old friends and musicians.
Tue 29 Dinamitri Jazz Folklore, from blues to Afrobeat.
Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini - Piazza delle Belle Arti, 2 Firenze - 055 240397 - www.eventimusicpool.it
Mon 7 Zampini Trio feat. Alessandro Lanzoni, two excellences of Italian jazz.
Wed 16 Enrico Pieranunzi, world-renowned pianist.
via dell’Ulivo 6 - 055 667566 - at 9.30pm - www.bitconcert.it
Wed 9 Francesco Taskayali, piano by the author.
Caffè Letterario Le Murate
piazza Le Murate - at 7pm - free entry
Thu 10 I, John Coltrane, presentation of the book / cd born from the show conceived by the Living Coltrane Quartet.
viale M. Fanti (centro sportivo Affrico) - at 10pm - www.gluefirenze.com
Sat 12 Bruno Bellissimo, Italian-Canadian DJ and producer, disco, funk and vintage horror / sci-fi.
Virgin Rock Pub
via dell’Agnolo 78r - at 10pm
Sat 19 Motorhead Tribute, cover band of the iconic group.
via del Fosso Macinante 13 - at 10pm
Sat 26 The Newlanders, dark and wild alt-rock with blues splashes.
via Garibaldi 33, Prato - 0574 603758 - www.mediterraneodowntown.it
Sat 5 Paolo Fresu, Omar Sora and Trilok Gurtu, three aces of jazz.
Sat 5 Dj Shantel at Ex-Macelli, electronics in Balkan sauce.
Prato Beer Festival
Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, Prato - www.pratoatuttabirra.com - free entry
Wed 16 Rino Gaetano band, in memory of one of the greatest Italian singer-songwriters.
Thu 17 Tonino Carotone, rumba, flamenco and 50/60 atmospheres.
Fri 18 Modena City Ramblers, with their Controvento Tour their usual combat-folk.
Sat 19 Willie Peyote, new ace of Made in Italy hiphop.
Villa Bottini, Lucca - www.womfest.it
Thu 24 Selton, Brazilians imprisoned in Milan’s fog.
Fri 25 Colapesce, Sicilian songwriter presents the album Infedele.
Sat 26 Donatella Rettori, Italian star of the 80s.
Teatro Politeama - piazza Fratelli Rosselli 6, Poggibonsi (SI) - www.eventimusicpool.it
Tue 8 Song For Joni, the MAG Collective reworks the jazz music of Joni Mitchel.
Wed 9 Concert Lesson, jazz explained to middle school students.