ONE YEAR OF CELEBRATION
Umeå Jazz Festival celebrates it´s 50th year – and is
celebrating properly with a jubilee year which extends all the way up to
next year’s festival.
This the year-long celebration includes the grand jubilee project 50th Edition Jazz Orchestra which
occupies the Idun stage at Umeå Folkets Hus Saturday 28 October 2017.
The concert emerges several musicians who all has taken great impression
of Umeå’s music heritage and added their own unique qualities.
One of Scandinavia’s oldest festivals
The jazz life in Umeå has
a unique history that extends far more than half a century back in
time. Since it´s 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 nurtured
the growth of a vibrant club scene with the flagship Umeå JazzStudio,
one of the country’s leading scenes for live jazz music since 1977, and
raised a serie of sharp musicians, many with international renomme. In
addition, we have a large and loyal audience. All in all, this makes
Umeå a fantastic metropol that both inspires and creates a place for
development and new ideas!
year’s festival will take place 25-29 October and begins at
NorrlandsOperan – which also has the role as the organizer – and ends at
Umeå JazzStudio. From Thursday to Sunday most of the concerts takes
place at Umeå Folkets Hus´different scenes.