Celebrated annually since 1968, the Umeå Jazz Festival, is a joint collaboration between the NorrlandsOperan and Umeå Jazzstudio. Once again, the festival will feature unique concert productions and world-class performers, combining local and international talent.

Amongst the highlights this year are a performance by violinist Regina Carter, jazz up close and an entire evening in the spirit of the blues. “Umeå Jazz Festival is a festival for the residents of Umeå,” says Festival Director Lennart Strömbäck .

Jazz violinist Regina Carter from New York is one of this year’s major attractions. The city’s churches will also host jazz concerts over most of the week while two concept concerts are also included in the programme. The first is a homage to Pink Floyd by Rita Marcotulli, whereas the second is a concert with music by Kate Bush as played by Hello Earth of New York.

For more information, please visit www.umeajazzfestival.se