There are just two months to go to the 10th edition of European Jazz Expo, that will be set in the amazing venue of Parco dei Suoni in Riola Sardo (Oristano) from the 2nd to the 5th July this year.

The Organisation is working at a fast pace by launching the pre-sale on the major national and international ticket selling system.

The cost of the tickets is 20€ for the Friday and Sunday events, whereas on Saturday it will be free entry until 22:30, then the access to the venue will cost 15€ (one drink included) for a great electronic-music party until late in the night.

The cost of the Weekend Ticket is €30 and it will allow the access from Friday to Sunday.

Moreover spectators will have the opportunity to book their seats for each gig by paying 5€ extra for each concert in order to enjoy their favourite artists’ concert sitting comfortably in the front rows.

The shows will start at 19:00 and close at 2:00a.m.

Finally the following is the Line-up of some of the headliners of EJE, that this year is going to be achieved by the valuable support of Fondazione Banco di Sardegna, Regione Sardegna and Comune di Riola Sardo.

The opening day, on Thursday the 2nd of July (h.20:00) will be in the iconic location in Riola Sardo: the Santa Corona (Holy Crown) Templar Church, recently restored in which there will be an original and cool atmosphere, created by the meeting of Sardinian Tenor Singing and Diaphonic Singing from Mongolia, which will animate the venue with the live exhibition of “Concurdu e Tenore de Orosei” The Mongolian vocalists are Ts.Tsogtgerel et N. Ganzorig.

On Friday the 3rd of July, EJE will get to the heart of the matter, with three great concerts: the performance of one of the most talented protagonists in the new US’ jazz scene, the 32 years old pianist Hiromi performing with her Trio Project; the Cuban composer and pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba on stage with the Volca’n Quartet formed by some jazz stars such as Giovanni Hidalgo, Armando Gola and Horacio El Negro Hernandez; and finishing with the awaited return of the creators of acid jazz, the Incognito.

There is a real treat in store for the evening of Saturday the 4th of July, arranged in two different parts: the first of them will be dedicated to the “Jazz made in Sardinia- The state of the Art” that will be a showcase for the best Sardinian music produced in the last years; the first part, entitled “Made in S”, will be characterized by the 15 bands that will play on 3 stages. The second part, from Midnight, will be dedicated to young people and nightlife lovers with a big electronic music party, in which will perform some of the best djs of the moment.

A stylish end is organised for Sunday the 5th of July, with the performance of the American crooner Kurt Elling, considered one of the most powerful and amazing voices in the world; the French guitarist Bireli Lagrene with the Gipsy Quartet; Enrico Rava performing together with his Electric Quartet that includes the great musicians Gianluca Petrella (trombone) , Francesco Diodati (guitar) and Antonio Faraò, the only Italian artist to be invited to perform at the International Jazz Day in Paris, will be on stage with his Quartet.

This 10th edition of the EJE is going to show the originality of the Kermesse with a mix of international stars and young talents performing on 7 stages scattered into different disused mines. The suggestive landscapes of the Sinis peninsula has been chosen by Jazz in Sardegna as the EJE’s location due to its amazing natural beauty and its tourist atmosphere. It is a location rich in history that adjoins the archaeological site of Mont’e Prama and the Phoenician area of Tharros.

So music, history, nature and archaelogy are the keys to interpret the festival!

This edition introduces a strategic collaboration between three of the major jazz festivals in Sardinia, these are Jazz in Sardegna, Sant’Anna Arresi Jazz, Cala Gonone Jazz, and also Dromos, a prestigious kermesse of the Oristano area. This represents a joint-venture whose aim is to revamp Sardinia as a prime tourist destination in Europe thanks to its natural beauty and its great music scene.