Since 2009, when the Empoli Jazz festival was founded, it has been actively running summer and winter festivals, particularly in the provinces of Florence and Empolese-Valdelsa -Tuscany. EJ has had numerous collaborations with many festivals and associations, including the 7 year running International Jazz Day at Villa Medicea Cerreto Guidi (Unesco Site) and “Jazz Al Forte” in Forte Belvedere – Florence (Unesco Site) for Estate Fiorentina. The Empoli Jazz festival also runs a Jazz club hosting both local and international acts.