Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Perugia - Umbria Jazz - 8th to 17th July 2005

Umbria Jazz Festival 2005 is, without any doubt, one of the most important event dedicated to jazz in Europe. Since 1973, when the first edition of the Festival Umbria Jazz was inaugurated, the biggest jazz artists have come to Perugia:
During the '70�s artists have included Dizzy Gillespie, Sam Rivers, Herbie Hancock, Enrico Rava, Miles Davis, Lionel Hampton and during the more recent editions of the festival Dedee Bridgewater, Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento, Terence Blanchard, Paolo Conte, Vinicio Capossela, Nicola Arigliano, Miriam Makeba, Renzo Arbore and its Swing Maniacs, Sergio Cammariere, The Coolbone Brass Band of New Orleans, Lyle Henderson & Emmanuel Gospel Singers.
The Umbria Jazz Festival 2005 will take place during the month of July for ten days from 8th to 17th July, when the streets and piazzas of Perugia come alive with a choice of dozens of concerts and each bar, restaurant or club has groups performing live jazz from morning to evening� Perugia will become, once again, a meeting point for thousands of music lovers, coming from all over Italy but also from Europe and the United States.