From over thirty years Perugia
becomes in the July the world capital of the Jazz
, entertaining the
artists that makes famous this musical kind, recalling thousand of
It's worth of Umbria Jazz
musical festival all over the world, which, introducing every year a program of
high quality, it conjugates live in the best way an uproarious success of
public to the absolute value of the musicians which give marvellous
The city of Perugia becomes animated of
the best music, expresses in all its forms, making its roads a place loaded of
magic in every moment of the day and the night.
The Jazz becomes absolute protagonist,
emerging from every alley, square or local, filling all the available spaces
with its suggestive and fascinating sound.
Thanks to the regal wise of the organisers
of Umbria Jazz, that what once was a Festival
reserved to few intimate
and amateurs, is today an appointment known to the great public that crowds the
exhibitions of those that by now they are considered of the real
The best artists of the world musical
panorama meet every year at Perugia, some becoming in the time real fixed
guests as Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock
, while among
Italians Enrico Rava, Paul Fresu
and many others are distinguished.
Among those who have contributed to give
greater shine and visibility to Umbria Jazz in the last years, remain graven in
the memory the concerts of Eric Clapton
, James Brown
, Elton John
, Burt Bacharach
, Miles Davis
, Paolo Conte
, Vinicio Capossela
and Renzo Arbore
, to who for different years the artistic
direction of the Festival has been submitted.
The energy of Umbria Jazz doesn't exhaust
in the summer, dragging itself well over the limits of the demonstration of
July, always extending its own activity along the whole period of the year in
new and different forms. At Orvieto
in winter it goes to scene Umbria
, while in concomitance with the summer demonstration, the Umbria
, in collaboration with the Berklee Summer School
organises courses and jazz lessons for musicians of every level. There are lots
of demonstrations that tied up to Umbria Jazz are propagated out the regional
and national confinements as the Ischia Jazz Weekend
, Umbria Jazz
Balcanic Windows Against Racism
or the initiatives to the help of people in
difficulty, what Umbria Jazz Loves New Orleans
, a harvest of funds to be
destined to the motherland of Jazz with which Perugia has not a casual
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