Umbria Jazz Festival (Perugia, July 2018)

The Umbria Jazz Festival is one of the most important jazz festivals in the world. In 2018 the impressive lineup includes Quincy Jones, Gilberto Gill and Massive Attack.

Umbria Jazz Festival

What

The Umbria Jazz Festival is one of the most important jazz festivals in the world and has been held annually since 1973.

Where

Perugia, and surrounding cities of the region of Umbria, Italy.

When

13 – 22 July 2018

How Much

Events in the streets and squares of Perugia are free. For paid concerts, click here.

What’s On

Umbria Jazz - Mo Better Band
Street performers: Mo Better Band (c) Fabrizio Sciami

In 2018, Qunicy Jones is celebrating his 85th birthday, and he will be accompanied, among others, by Dee Dee Bridgewater, Noa, Patti Austin, Take 6, Ivan Lins, Alfredo Rodriguez, Pedrito Martinez and Paolo Fresu, Umbria Jazz Orchestra directed by John Clayton and Quincy Jones.

Other artists include Italian and international musicians such as Pat Metheny, Massive Attack, David Byrne, The Chainsmokers, Gilberto Gil, Margareth Menezes, Caetano Veloso, Stefano Bollani, Gregory Porter, Melody Gardot, and more … full list here.