Umbria Jazz Summer

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Country and Region ItalyUmbria
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Festival Contact Information

Associazione Umbria Jazz
Piazza Danti, 28
06100 Perugia, Italy
Phone: (39) 75-5732432
Fax: (39) 75-5722656

Festival Description

First held in 1973, the Umbria Jazz Summer has presented all of the greatest jazz musicians. An impressive collection of superstars from the worlds of pop, soul and, of course, jazz. The festival lasts for ten days and is held almost entirely in Perugia’s historic district in ancient palaces, squares and parks. The program also encompasses a popular two week master jazz classes taught by professors from the Berklee School of Music in Boston.

Festival Dates July 11 - 20, 2013
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Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • Herbie Hancock-Chick Corea Duo
  • Diana Krall
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater
  • Wynton Marsalis with the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra
  • Ramsey Lewis Trio
  • John Legend
  • Mario Bondi
  • Keith Jarrett
  • Stefano Bollani
  • Hiromi
  • Robert Glasper
  • Enrico Zanisi
  • Renato Sellani
  • Danilo Rea
  • Paolo Fresu
  • Omar Sosa
  • Michel Camilo
  • Tomatito
  • Edmar Castaneda
  • Gabriele Mirabassi
  • Jan Garbarek
  • Trilok Curtu
  • Igor Butman’s Moscow Jazz Orchestra
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant
  • Gregory Porter
  • Branford Marsalis
  • Terence Blanchard
  • Kendrick Scott
  • The Cookers (David Weiss, Eddie Henderson, Donald Harrison, Billy Harper, George Cables, Cecil McBee, and Billy Hart)


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Photo slideshow credits:
  • In order of appearance
    • Arena Santa Giuliana during the concert: Jan Garbarek group featuring Trilok Gurtu, Photo by Giancarlo Belfiore
    • “RHYTHM, HARMONY AND REPETITION OF FORMS” featuring Giovanni Guidi, Gianluca Petrella, Leonardo Ramadori, Photo by David Morresi
    • Teatro Morlacchi during the concert: Paolo Fresu & Omar Sosa, Photo by Giancarlo Belfiore


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