Thursday, July 17, 2008

Umbria Jazz Festival, Perugia

11-20 July 2008. If you have never been you don't know what you are missing! This is one of the oldest and most important jazz festivals in Europe. Top names have frequented this festival over the years and this year is no exception. Some examples are Bill Frisell Trio, Sonny Rollins, Cassandra Wilson, Herbie Hancock, Charlie Haden Quartet. This festival is not purely about Jazz these days. It has become an event which today's musicians want to be seen at. Other notables this year include Alicia Keys, Mario Biondi and R.E.M. The atmosphere in such a beautiful city is unbelievable.

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