Umeå Jazz Festival
THE JAZZ FESTIVAL CELEBRATES IT´s 53:rd EDITION!
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 21-25 October and will start at the Umeå Folkets Hus - 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.
We´re determined to run the festival this fall, but of corse we can anticipate the pandemic development.Therefor we are planing for various scenarios. Check the webb site to be informed about the situation in Umeå. The new webb will be up and running in late May.