After the splendid edition of the Perugian festival to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the event, the Umbria Jazz Weekend returns to Terni, scheduled from 14 to 17 September next.
Fifty-five concerts and more in squares, downtown streets, city clubs and two excursions to the Marmore Falls, for a program that goes back “to its origins” because it is characterized by the free admission of all events.
The program devised by the artistic director Carlo Pagnotta confirms the international nature of jazz music, which has languages without borders, like no other musical genre.
The protagonists of Umbria Jazz Weekend 2023
In the squares and streets of the center it will be possible to listen to the Cuban percussion virtuoso, New Yorker by adoption, Pedrito Martinez with the project Echoes of Africa which returns to the African roots of Caribbean genres; Fred Wesley & The New JB’s, the historic leader of James Brown’s horn section, custodian of the best tradition of metropolitan funky; Ray Gelato & The Giants, author of a jive entertaining and of excellent musical quality, as well as ironic Italian swing songs; The Swinger Orchestra, an Italian octet celebrating the great orchestras of the Swing Era, from Benny Goodman to Count Basie; the Funk Off, the street band from Vicchi who invented a modern reinterpretation of the New Orleans marching bands.
In the clubs they will be on stage, i Dear Dexter Sextet, Italian, American and Austrian musicians, with their homage to Dexter Gordon; the Duo Olivia Trummer & Nicola Angelucci, piano, voice-drums; Francesco Bearzatti PAZ – POST ATOMIC ZEP, electric trio with a tribute to Led Zeppelin; Lorenzo Hengeller, Neapolitan pianist and singer who refers with humor and lightness to the great Neapolitan tradition and its historical interpreters; the Max Pirone Fat Swing Quartet with Clara Simonoviez and a special guest, Claudio Greg Gregori, with a repertoire that includes reinterpretations of songs by Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Frank Sinatra.
All bands are resident, and can be heard on all four days of the festival.
for more information about the program and to book a seat at the concerts that will be held in the city venues: https://www.umbriajazz.it/umbria-jazz-weekend/