This is one of the oldest music festivals dedicated to jazz in Italy. Bologna Jazz Festival was born in 1958 and is held annually in Bologna, with some events also happening in Ferrara. From October to November, the BJF hosts a series of Italian and world jazz icons. The schedule is full of concerts, educational projects, masterclasses and other events held in the main theatres of Bologna and in the most famous jazz clubs, with many live events around the city. Not just pure jazz, but also experiments in contemporary music, and Latin and African contaminations. A tour of the event in Ferrara is not to be missed. An exciting festival that is now an institution and a permanent rendezvous for enthusiasts who come from all over Italy. Absolutely unmissable if you have planned your trip for the end of autumn season.