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Umbria Jazz Festival

Posted by Ciro Ianniello on November 6, 2016
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Perugia July 10th – 19th 2016

From the passion of the  Italians for  jazz and from the beating heart of Italy Umbria, born in 1973 Umbria Jazz, International Jazz Festival. The event is unique because it is the perfect marriage between the Jazz and the architectural and cultural beauties of Perugia. In those days, Perugia becomes the harmonic instrument at the service of the of the most important musical phenomenon of ‘900 century

Ten days where music, improvisation, colors and culture come together with the soul of the city in memory of his Etruscan and Roman origins.

The shows and the concerts begin at noon and continue until late at night. At 9 pm, go on stage the most important concerts of the day in the main space dedicated to the event.

Here is a list of the greatest musicians of the jazz world who performed at Umbria Jazz: Ahmad Jamal, Alicia Keys, Al Jarreau, Archie Shepp, Art Blakey, BB King, Bill Evans, Bobby McFerrin, Brad Mehldau, Branford Marsalis, Burt Bacharach, Caetano Veloso, Carla Bley, Carlos Santana, Carmen McRae, Caro Emerald, Cecil Taylor, Charles Mingus, Charlie Haden, Chet Baker, Chiara Civello, Chick Corea, Chucho Valdés, Count Basie, Dario Chiazzolino, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dexter Gordon, Diana Krall, Dizzy Gillespie, Earth, Wind & Fire, Elton John, Enrico Pieranunzi, Enrico Rava, Enzo Pietropaoli, Eric Clapton, Erykah Badu, Francesco Cafiso, Gabriele Mirabassi, Gary Burton, Gato Barbieri, George Benson, George Coleman, Gerry Mulligan,

Gilberto Gil, Gil Evans, Gilberto Gil, Gino Paoli, Hamilton De Holanda, Herbie Hancock, Horace Silver, Horacio Hernandez, James Brown, James Taylor, Jim Hall, Joao Gilberto, Joe Pass, John Lewis, John Scofield, Keith Jarrett, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, Liza Minnelli, Lee Konitz, Lionel Hampton, Manhattan Transfer, McCoy Tyner, Mario Biondi, Mark Knopfler, Milt Jackson

Michel Camilo, Michel Petrucciani, Miles Davis, Miriam Makeba, Natalie Cole, Nicola Mingo,

Ornette Coleman, Oscar Peterson, Paolo Fresu, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny Phil Collins, Pino Daniele, Prince, Renato Sellani, Richard Galliano, Roy Hargrove, Sarah Vaughan, Simply Red, Stan Getz, Stefano Bollani, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Sting, Sun Ra and his Arkestra Galactic Interstellar, Shorty Rogers, Sonny Rollins, Terence Blanchard, Tony Bennett, Van Morrison, Vinicio Capossela, Wayne Shorter’s Weather Report, Wynton Marsalis.

Since 1986 ,the Berklee at Umbria Jazz Clinics is an opportunity to spend two weeks learning and improving your performance and musical skills with faculty from Berklee College of Music. With 12 days of intense classes and performances, this program provides aspiring musicians with hands-on educational experiences that can foster musical growth and development. All classes and ensembles are taught in the world-famous Berklee tradition and with emphasis on the use of jazz and contemporary music as the focal point for musical understanding.

Villa del Sogno, only 30 km from Perugia, is your ideal base to be able to enjoy this unique experience!

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