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Logo Umbria Jazz Winter #26 Orvieto

Orvieto, 28 December 2018 – 1st January 2019

Umbria Jazz Winter is back in the spectacular historic center of Orvieto, home to one of the world’s most prestigious jazz festivals for the last 26 years. For 5 days, from 28th December 2018 to 1st January 2019, leading names of the Italian – Rava, Fresu, Bozzo, Boltro – and American jazz scene – Ethan Iverson, Barry Harris – will perform on the most beautiful stages of Orvieto’s historic center: Teatro Mancinelli, the “Emilio Greco” Museum, the Salons of “Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo”.


Some exquisite FAZIOLI pianos will share the stage with them, being once again among the technical partners of the Festival.

Almost all musicians will be Resident Artists (thus performing several times during the festival) and will offer different facets of the extremely diverse jazz universe: from the homage to New Orleans, birthplace of jazz, American pianist and composer Bud Powel, Italian movie soundtracks and the bebop of the 1940s, right to the tribute to Fabrizio de André for the 20th anniversary of his passing with a performance feat. jazz and “chanson”, readings and original documents. The most diverse ensembles will perform the most diverse projects.

Next to the concerts confirming the “cultivated” (yet not elitist) identity of the festival, we also find more “popular” music genres that meet the taste of nonprofessionals but at the same time keep up the high quality standards required by Umbria Jazz.

Key moments of the festival will be the Gospel Concert following New Year’s Eve Mass in the city’s main church, this year with the New Direction Gospel Choir of Tennessee, and the New Year’s celebrations including three major parties in as many venues and concerts before and after midnight. This year again, Umbria Jazz offers a prestigious performance occasion to two young ensembles: the winner of the Conad Jazz Contest 2018 and the Berklee / Umbria Jazz Clinics 2018 Award Group, namely the most promising students among those attending the summer programs of the College in Boston.

For further information or to view the complete programme of the festival, visit the website www.umbriajazz.com

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