All Music, All the Time

by Danilo Brunetti

Don’t miss a breath-taking line up of jazz, pop, rock, and world-music greats hitting the Auditorium PDM this month. Tiffany Parks shares the program.

It’s a white hot month over at the Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone, Rome’s most prestigious music organization and performance venue, where outstanding concerts with a diverse offering made up of jazz, pop, rock, world music, and contemporary classical music take place nearly every night. 

The month starts with a bang with a one-night-only performance by jazz living legend, Diana Krall, the only jazz singer to have seen nine of her albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. The Grammy Award-winning Canadian artist presents her best-loved hits of the past as well as songs from her latest album This Dream of You, released in 2020, an album that The Guardian calls “second to none.” The album sees Diana Krall in a quartet with her long-time colleagues John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton, and Anthony Wilson performing jazz classics such as Almost Like Being In Love and That’s All, as well as in trio with Christian McBride and Russell Malone on Autumn in New York and There’s No You, as well as reimagined favorites by Irving Berlin and Bob Dylan.

The month’s line-up continues on 4 May with the Parco della Musica Contemporary Ensemble performing an homage to composer Luciano Berio, on occasion of the 20th anniversary of his passing. Italian and international players on the contemporary jazz scene are in and out of the Auditorium all month, including  Olivia Trummer & Nicola Angelucci on the 5th, and Stanley Jordan on the 15th. The Auditorium is also a venue for up-and-coming pop and rock talents, so if you want to be able to say you “saw them when,” look out for concerts by Raf (14 May), Baustelle (15 May), Daniele Silvestri (19 May), Mostro (22 May), Anna Oxa (27 May), and Modà (30 May). If world music is more your speed, Inti-Illimani & Giulio Wilson perform on the 13th. Find the full program and details at