Marco Molendini

President Artistic Jury

Journalist, music critic, for many years leading signature of the Messaggero, artistic consultant of Umbria jazz, president of the Italian platform Jazz Festival Association, television author with Renzo Arbore (the program Less we are, better we are), radio host for ten years Rai of broadcasts on jazz, author and presenter of the Rai Amici Miei program, a journey through the neighbourhoods told by the famous Romans (Baglioni, Proietti, Venditti).

He has written three books: a biography of Frank Sinatra, Brothers Brazil, a story about the life of Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, and The streets of cinema lead to Rome, a journey to the places that have made background for movie sets.

He teaches at the Silvio D ’Amico Academy of Dramatic Art and al Saint Louis music school.