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From 30th December 2015 to 3rd January 2016 a hundred musicians, for over one hundred events, will alternate in the splendid spaces of the ancient Etruscan city: in suggestive locations such as the Mancinelli Theatre, the Duomo, Palazzo del Popolo, Palazzo dei Sette, Emilio Greco Museum, involving also the “Malandrino” pub, where concerts will take place until late at night as well as in the squares, alleys and streets. The formula of the Winter Jazz Festival that dates back to the first edition is substantially confirmed by progressive adjustments over its twenty-two editions. Orvieto, during these five days, will offer music all day long until late at night; the old town comes alive with joyful and enthusiastic audiences. After all, culture and tourism happly come together to characterise Umbria Jazz and makes it a unique example among the crowded scenario of important italian events.
The program includes, as is customary, the New Year’s Eve dinner with concerts to greet, with jazz and soul music, the end of 2015 and 2016. The traditional Mass of Peace in the Cathedral in the afternoon of New Year’s Eve, will be even more solemn thanks to gospel voices. This year, on the occasion of the celebrations for the centenary of the birth of the singer Frank Sinatra, the Festival will host Kurt Elling, who will pay homage to ”The Voice” with two tribute concerts entitled “Elling Swings Sinatra”.
Here is a list of the artists: Jarrod Lawson, Lewis Nash, Steve Wilson, Romero Lubambo, Paolo Fresu, Daniele Di Bonaventura e l’Orchestra da Camera di Perugia, Marco Bardoscia, Rosario Giuliani, Fabrizio Bosso, Enzo Pietropaoli e Marcello Di Leonardo, Fabrizio Bosso, Paolo Silvestri, Danilo Rea, Dirty 6, Walter Ricci, Larry Franco, Allan Harris, Tuba Skinny, Accordi Disaccordi, Dirotta su Cuba, Camera Soul, Berklee Summer School at Umbria Jazz Clinics, Sam Mortellaro Trio, Beatbox e Vince
The city on the top of the cliff will be festively “overrun” by music. As usual, there will be two daily performances of the marching band through the streets of the historic center: the popular Funk Off, will interpret in their own way the street band with a great sense of the show and an original artistic evolution that revitalizes a musical genre that is more than a century old.
The gospel, rooted in at Umbria Jazz Winter, this year will be represented by the Light of Love Gospel Singers, expression of pure spirituality, but also of the authentic roots of jazz and popular culture in Black communities.