It’s almost time for the 20th edition of the Summer Jamboree, International Festival of 40s and 50s American Music and Culture, taking place in Senigallia (Marche – AN) from 31 July to 11 August including three days of pre-festival (31, 1, 2). Live concerts, Italian debuts, European exclusives, the big Hawaiian party on the beach, burlesque, DJ’s to dance to night and day, old school tattoos, vintage cars and motorcycles, an international dance camp, a rockin’ village market… how much more could you cram into 12 unforgettable days at the “hottest rockin’ holiday on earth!” This year a trio of hosts will do the honour of presenting the festival; foodblogger, baker and rockabilly pin-up Alice Balossi, charismatic singer Jackson Sloan, and Summer Jamboree super-fan Dario Salvatori. And boy do they have a line-up to present… Original artists Jimmy Gallagher USA (Aug 7) and Jimmy Clanton USA (Aug 8) will be flying in for the 20th anniversary celebrations, and will also be participating in the Rock’n’Roll Revue on 10 August as they join 18 other solo artists and the Abbey Town Jazz Orchestra in a record breaking rockin’ relay! Another big name that needs absolutely no introduction is of course the legendary Los Lobos USA who will be headlining at the big Hawaiian party on the beach on 5 August alongside I Belli Di Waikiki ITA and The Jolly Rockers ITA featuring Greg, and Max Paiella. Keeping the party going until the early hours will be DJ Ringo (Virgin Radio) and Tropicana Joe all the way from Texas.
On Friday 9 August don’t miss the razzle dazzle of the Burlesque Music and Dance Show with prestigious burlesque artist Miss Betsy Rose UK and the impeccable Alex Mendham and Orchestra UK with special guests the Dunlop Sisters UK. For those of you with two left feet, or those dying to shake a leg, or in fact anybody and everybody that would like to learn to dance, this year you will not be short of possibilities!
There will be free dance lessons every evening at the Rocca AND in Piazza Garibaldi with teachers Jay Cee, Marie, Diana, Marco, Roberto and Chiara. And that’s just for starters. From 3 to 10 August the Summer Jamboree Dance Camp returns with 120 hours of lessons with 21 international teachers and 7 dances to choose from! And then of course you can bust out all your new moves at the after-parties at the Rotonda a Mare on selected evenings from 1am to 4am – dance till you drop! On 3 August Poste Italia will be offering a special service to immortalise your memories-in-the-making with a special Summer Jamboree 20th edition postage mark. The plethora and talent of the artists due to perform at this year’s Festival is simply breathtaking… Boogie Banausen DE, Peter and the Wolves CAN, Johnny and Jaalene USA, The Class of 58′ UK, Kid Ramos USA, Charlie Thompson UK, Shaun Young and the Texas Blue Dots USA, Big Boy Bloater Trio UK, Ray Collins’ Hot Club DE, Jimmy Dale USA, Bailey Dee USA, The Hoo-Doo Sinners USA/I/D/CH, The Tail Gators USA, Max & Veronica feat. Freeda Frank ITA, Walter Broes BE, The Velvet Candles ES, The New Tones ITA, Rudy Valentino & the Baleras ITA, Dr Bontempi’s Snake Oil Company DE, Billy and the Crazy Dogs ARG/ITA, The Waikiki Leaks ITA, Blasco & Vince Combo ITA, Max Tone & Hot Tempo ITA, Al Bianchi ITA, Don Diego Trio ITA… and of course festival favourite house band, gangsters of swing; The Good Fellas ITA. All your Rock’n’Roll, Swing, Rhythm’n’Blues, Rockabilly and Western Swing needs catered for and more besides! And it doesn’t stop there folks.
We have yet to mention the Rockin’ Village Vintage Market, the bumper collection of exceptional international DJs (DJ Parade Aug 10), the Free Boot Sale (Aug 11), the American Classic Car Cruise (Aug 10), the barbershop and hairstyling service (Piazza Garibaldi from 3 Aug onwards), the gourmet street food, the original 1937 Russian Devils Motordrome (aka Wall of Death) and the incredible feats of their stuntmen on their original 1920s Indian motorbikes, the Walk-in Tattoo extravaganza offering two days (1 & 2 Aug) of non-stop old school tattoos by traditional tattoo artists and an exhibition on the history of the traditional tattoo… and speaking of exhibitions…
‘Rock’n’Roll is a State of the Soul’ is an exhibition dedicated to the first 20 years of the Summer Jamboree and is open in Palazzo del Duca and Palazzo Baviera every day from 5pm to 1am. Step back and marvel at over 300 selected images showcasing 20 years of concerts, artists, fans, DJs, dancing, vintage style, burlesque glamour, backstage moments… plus video projections, immersive rooms, multimedia content, historic Summer Jamboree posters, and a virtual burlesque holographic show (the first and largest of this kind of technology in Italy) featuring Summer Jamboree sweetheart Eva La Plume. We’ll see you there!
Infopoint: Piazza Manni, every day from 31 July to 11 August at the following times: 10:00 – 13:00 & 16:00 – 01:00 The Summer Jamboree Festival is organised by the Summer Jamboree with support from the Municipality of Senigallia, in collaboration with the Marche Region, and in participation with the Chamber of Commerce, Ancona. Official Sponsors of the 20th edition of the Festival are: Birra Forst, Aperol Spritz, Wild Turkey, Estra Prometheus (Estra Group), Algida, Hellman’s, Sostantia, Flying Tiger Copenhagen, and SKYN by Akuel. Ethical partner: Lega del Filo d’Oro.
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