UMEÅ JAZZ FESTIVAL GOES 50!
FOR 50 YEARS, THIS UNIQUE SCENE FOR JAZZ AND IMPROVISED MUSIC HAS BEEN A REGULAR MUSICAL EVENT IN UMEÅ. OVER THE YEARS, THIS CULTURAL AND INNOVATIVE CENTRE IN THE NORTH OF SWEDEN HAS PRODUCED THE HIGHEST YIELD OF JAZZ MUSICIANS IN SWEDEN. IT ALSO HAS ONE OF THE MOST EXCELLENT JAZZ CLUBS – UMEÅ JAZZSTUDIO – WITH A DEVOTED AUDIENCE AND FOLLOWING.
Since 1968, the highlight of musical events has been the Ume. International Jazz Festival, one of Scandinavia’s oldest and most respectable festivals. This year’s festival opens on 24 October at Norrlandsoperan – the festival presenter – and ends at the Umeå azzStudio. From Thursday to Sunday, we focus on different arenas at Ume. Folkets Hus.
During the festival days, most performances will take place at different venues at Ume. Folkets Hus and its stages. Each stage at the festival has a different character: At the JAZZ LAB stage, you can experience the environment of experimental jazz. The APPLE CLUB gives you the opportunity to eat, drink, dance and enjoy shows performed by a variety of jazz groups.
In FREJA JAZZBAR, you can find anything from an unknown jazz singer to top bands from the region of the North. STUDIOJAZZ gives you an intimate international club atmosphere while at the SOUNDGARDEN, we introduce visionary musicians in a close-up format. The IDUN THEATRE is the main stage of the festival and gives you the possibility to hear both international legends and brand new stars.