Jazz Boys


Since the end of Second World War there has been a close bond between the city of Udine and jazz music. Far from modern globalization, the genre spread from its original afroamerican context to Friuli, where the post-war will to restart was strong among young people. Thanks to jazz music they could oppose the previous fascist system and their predecessor’s generation. The aim of the documentary I ragazzi del jazz is to retrace this historical path and the socio-cultural context of the city by telling the story of the Great Jazz Orchestra of Udine, the main friulan jazz band of all time.



Director’s notes

The project was born from a Massimo Somaglino’s idea, important  author, director and theater’s actor. Massimo is a nephew of the lawyer Lucio Fassetta, tireless soul of the Great Jazz Orchestra of Udine. Attending since he was child, some ‘old’ jazz musicians and “young” friends, through this shared and familiar project, he is be able to tell this experience born in the immediate post-war period. Jazz boys, relying on the individual and collective memory of Friulian jazz musicians, propose a reinterpretation of the social and musical history, of a creative suburb with the joy of living an endless youth.

Dorino Minigutti


Year: 2017
Production: Agherose
Director: Dorino Minigutti
Screenplay: Massimo Somaglino, Dorino Minigutti
Director of Photography: Debora Vrizzi
Editing: AAVV
Music: The Great Jazz Orchestra of Udine