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The Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy attracts over 200,000 people each year for 10 days of live jazz music performed by critically acclaimed artists from around the world. This coming 2014 festival is rumoured to be the ‘best yet’ and whilst the lineup has not been official announced you can be sure that Italy’s most famous of all jazz festivals will not disappoint.

Now in it’s 41st year, the Umbria Jazz Festival takes place in the streets of the Renaissance hill city of Perugia. Whilst still predominantly a jazz fest, fans will be sure to see a wide plethora of different music genres including artists from rock and roll, world music, Cuban salsa and African tribal music backgrounds.

Many performances take place outdoors (most of which are free to attend) whilst some paid concerts are hosted inside numerous venues (including the main venue, the 4,500-seat Giardini del Frontone) all of which are spotted around the city. Read More at www.umbriajazz.com

Tutto Alla Bra

They play mainly Samba, Bossa Nova and Funk are the main styles of the duo which has among the classics of Brazil songs by Italian singer-songwriters like Toby Lightman, Paolo Conte, Lucio Dalla and De Andrè, always in an arrangement to the Brazilian. Born of friendship and harmony between Tuto Marcondes, Brazilian Italian mother, songwriter and guitarist, and Gigi Panzino, Italian multi-instrumentalist who is slowly becoming every day more Brazilian ... Funny, dancing, merriment typical Brazilian addition to the excitement of Italian poetry!


Artists who have performed at Umbria Jazz


B.B. King

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Riley B. King known by the stage name B.B. King, is an American blues musician, singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at No. 6 on its 2011 list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time , and he was ranked No. 17 in Gibson's "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time".According to Edward M. Komara, King "introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that would influence virtually every electric blues guitarist that followed.

Burt Bacharach

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Burt Freeman Bacharach is an American singer–songwriter, composer, record producer and pianist. A six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy Award winner, he is known for his popular hit songs and compositions from the late 1950s through the 1980s, many with lyrics written by Hal David as part of the duo Bacharach and David. Most of their hits were written specifically for and performed by Dionne Warwick, but early on they worked with Gene Pitney and Gene McDaniels.

Prince

Prince

Prince Rogers Nelson known by his mononym Prince, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. He has produced ten platinum albums and thirty Top 40 singles during his career. He has written several hundred songs and produces and records his own music for his own music label.In addition, he has promoted the careers of Sheila E., Carmen Electra, the Time and Vanity 6 and his songs have been recorded by these artists and others, including Chaka Khan, Cyndi Lauper, The Bangles, Sinéad O'Connor, and Kim Basinger. 


Perugia Jazz Festival 2014


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