Umeå Jazz Festival celebrates it´s 50th year

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!

This 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.