Umeå Jazz Festival
THE JAZZ FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 50 YEARS!
Umeå's jazz music life has a unique story that stretches far more than half a century back in time. Since its inception in 1968, the Umeå Jazz Festival is one of the city's musical highlights with a reputation as one of Scandinavia's oldest and most respected festivals.
Lennart Strömbäck, artistic director since 1991: - Umeå has closely developed a vital club scene with the flagship Umeå JazzStudio, one of the country's leading live jazz performances since 1977, and fostered a number of sharp musicians, several with international luminosity. In addition, we have a big and faithful audience. All in all, Umeå makes a fantastic music metropolis that both pivots, inspires and creates space for development and new ideas!
This year's festival will take place on 24-28 October and will start at the NorrlandsOperan - which also has the role of organizer - and ends at Umeå JazzStudio. From Thursday to Sunday, most of the concerts of the Umeå Folkets House are hosted by different scenes.
From the line up: Angelique Kidjo, Adam Bałdych Quartet & Norrlandsoperans Symfoniorkester, Rohey, Maria Faust & Kira Skov, Thomas de Pourquery and Supersonic, Naoko Sakata, Mayito Rivera and Sons of Cuba, Ingfrid Breie Nyhus, Kjell Nordeson Quartet Ajaton, Dhafer Youssef, Julian Lage trio and others.