WHENjazz festival: from 7th to 12th July 2017

WHERE: Perugia, Umbria

WHY: Umbria Jazz Festival is the most important Italian jazz festival that saw its first  edition in 1973. Six days in an amazing jazz atmosphere with concerts held in the most beautiful squares of Perugia. The festival will not only host famous jazz artists, but also blues, gospel, soul, zydeco, rhythm ‘n’ blues, and pop-rock.

WHO: The main artists are: Kraftwerk, Jamie Cullum/Lettuce, Ladies/Dee Dee Bridgewater’s Memphis, Enrico Rava – Tomasz Stanko 5ET/Fabrizio Bosso&Paolo Silvestri Orchestra, Hiromi Duet featuring Edmar Castaneda/Angelique Kidjo, Trance: Chucho Valdes and Gonzalo Rubacalba/Christian McBride’s New Yawn, Wayne Shorter Quartet/Orchestra da Camera di Perugia, Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds, Briazilian night with Hamilton da Holanda Trio + Stefano Bollani special guest/Djavan/Hamilton da Holanda & Orchestra Baile do Almeidinha…. and many many more…

You can attend as many days as you want and you can match the experience of Umbria Jazz Festival with a visit to the nearby cities and important naturalistic places. You can pay a visit to Gubbio, Assisi, Trasimeno Lake and Isola Maggiore, have some wine tasting or truffle hunting!

Have a look at the activities you want to match with the festival: www.hittheroad.tours/tour/multiactivity-umbria/