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    Umbria Jazz Festival, one of the most popular jazz festivals in the world, will take place between 10 and 19 of July, 2020, in Perugia.

     

    THE FESTIVAL

    The first edition of the festival was held in 1973. Since then, every year, during in the month of July, Perugia hosts concerts of famous jazz players from around the world. In recent years, Umbria Jazz Festival also opened its doors to other musical genres.

    Some of the best artists who have taken part in Umbria Jazz Festival are B.B. King (in 1982, 1993, 2004 and 2009), Burt Bacharach (in 2009, 2015 and 2016), Chet Baker (in 1976), Tony Bennett (in 1996, 1998, 2007 and 2015), James Brown (in 2003 and 2006), Eric Clapton (in 2006), Natalie Cole (in 2000), Phil Collins (in 1996), Chick Corea (in 2002, 2006 and 2009), Miles Davis (in 1985), Lady Gaga (in 2015), Dizzy Gillespie (in 1976), Al Jarreau (in 1996 and 2007), Elton John (in 2005), Alicia Keys (in 2008), Pat Metheny (in 1999, 2002 and 2007), Sting (in 1987) and Prince (in 2011).

     

    THE LINEUP

    So far, the names announced for the 2020 edition of the Umbria Jazz Festival are:

    July 10: Lenny Kravitz

     

    THE VENUES

    The wide appeal of the event attracts people in the main squares of the city, especially in Piazza IV Novembre, where Fontana Maggiore and other monuments act as a backdrop for the musical show.

    Since 2003, the most important concerts of the festival take place on the Arena Santa Giuliana, a stadium in Perugia, used mainly for soccer games.

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