Umeå Jazzfestival

The Real Group; and Richard Bona performing at Umeå Jazzfestival, photo by Lennart Astroem
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Country and Region SwedenVästerbotten
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Umeå, Västerbotten, Sweden
Festival Contact Information

Umeå Jazzfestival
Botnia Musik
Operaplan 5
Box 360
SE-901 08 Umeå, Sweden
Phone: (46) 90-154306
Fax: (46) 90-126845

Festival Description

Since 1968, the highlight of the year is the Umeå Jazz Festival, one of Europe’s oldest and most respectable festivals. Umeå has an unique jazz music scene. As the cultural and innovative centre for northern Sweden it has over the years produced a remarkable yield of jazz musicians. The festival is held in various venues—a multitude of artists perform at Umeå Folkets Hus. Every stage has a different character: In the Jazz Laboratory you can experience experimental jazz, the Apple´s Ballroom gives you the opportunity to eat, drink, dance and hear shows performed by different groups, exploring different epochs—swing and sweet to hip nu-jazz. In Freja JazzBar you can find anything from an unknown jazzsinger to top regional bands. StudioJazz has an intimate international club atmosphere and this year the festival introduces players in close range at the SoundGarden. The Idun Theatre is the festival’s main stage where you can hear both international stars and distinguished names from the Swedish jazz arena.

Festival Dates February 20 - 23, 2014
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