Jazz by the Pool is a jazz festival that takes place in Montegrotto Terme (Padova), by the thermal pools of the Hotel Terme Preistoriche and in its park, just beneath the Euganean Hills.
Jazz by the Pool is a new way of playing and listening to jazz: the concerts, combined with the relaxing atmosphere of the Terme, allow a non-demanding listening of the music and, thanks to the pleasing atmosphere and setting allow you to enjoy Summertime while enjoying great food and local wines.
Thanks to an idea of Angela Stoppato, the festival began in 2009 almost by chance as a short music show. Over the years Jazz by the Pool grew into an international festival appreciated and affirmed for the quality of the artistic choices and for the unique atmosphere created by the park and the hot spring pools, that lay just by the Euganean Hills.
Among the artists who have come from all over the world to play at Jazz by the Pool, we may name Durga McBroom, Cheryl Porter, Uri Caine, Danilo Rea, Scott Hamilton, Giorgio Conte, Gegè Munari, Giorgio Rosciglione and many others. During the editions the festival has brought on stage jazz in all its forms – from classical jazz to latin jazz and from blues and soul to hot jazz.
Year 2012 marks an important change of the festival with Jazz by the Pool Competition, an international competition for young jazz talents that aims to encourage and support them in their studies and in their careers.
Since 2012 and for three years, each evening has begun with a performance of the finalists participating at Jazz by the Pool Competition followed by the concerts of main artists’: internationally known musicians coming to play at the festival from all over the world.
In 2015, every edition of the festival was given a common thread that has been the subject during all the summer evenings.
Aperitif while admiring the countryside sunset, grand-buffet dinner in the park and live concert under the stars to enjoy while taking a bath in the thermal waters, or sitting comfortably at the table, in the park. The format offers a variety of formulas: from the concert plus pools one to a more complete one, which includes cocktail and buffet dinner with concert and pools or even only concert.
Jazz by the Pool tenth edition starts on Friday June 22th, and carries on in June 29th, July on the 13rd and 27th and in August on the 10th and 24th to end with the last concert on August 31st. The calendar with the artists’ programs will soon be available: stay tuned!