Ai confini tra Sardegna e Jazz (commonly called Sant’Anna Arresi Jazz) is a jazz festival born in 1985 in Sant’Anna Arresi in Sardinia, among the most important of its kind in Europe. The festival is organized by the Associazione Culturale Punta Giara and takes place in Piazza del Nuraghe in Sant’Anna Arresi, between the end of August and the first week of September. Every year during the festival the Rai radio program, Battiti, curated and conducted by Pino Saulo and Antonia Tessitore, transmits, strictly, live two concerts of the event. The festival “Ai confini tra Sardegna e Jazz” and the international seminars “Marcello Melis” are organized with the contribution of the European Union and the European Regional Development Fund, Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities (Directorate General for Live Entertainment), Autonomous Region of Sardinia (Department of entertainment and cultural activities, Department of tourism, crafts and commerce, Regional Government Agency Sardinia Promozione), Banco di Sardegna Foundation, Municipality of Sant’Anna Arresi, Province of South Sardinia (Department of Culture and Department of Education) environment), Caras, Rai Radio 3 and Bes.
“Follow the festival of Sant’Anna now becomes preparatory to the knowledge of contemporary jazz, an admission exam to identify the forces that move the contemporary musical universe and patience if sometimes the music is indigestible and too far out, knowledge can not escape to infiltrate even the most obscure and irreverent, dangerous and treacherous meanders.” (Claudio Loi from Sardinia jazz)