Maybe it’s the summertime mood that always makes everything beautiful, maybe it’s the music, the international air you can breathe, but during the Umbria Jazz Festival, Perugia is able to show its best side. Music at every corner, street parades, free and paid concerts at any time of the day or night. This is the aspect of the city that we – as inhabitants – like the most, so charming and appealing.
I love to enjoy the midweek afternoon ambience of the festival, walking through the streets of the city center when it isn’t as overcrowded as during the evenings or weekends. The sound of the street artists performers, the wait for the shows to begin, the band rehearsals: the atmosphere is vibrant.
‘Not only Jazz‘ it is said. Over the years, the event has had several changes, including shows belonging to other genres of music like rap, pop, funky and also DJ sets recently. This choice has been contested by the ‘pure jazzers’ who claim that this kind of events make lose the true sense of the event. What do you think? As a profane of jazz, there’s one thing I’m sure of: I would never spend a summer without UJ!
[Some photos from UJ 2013. Credits: Perugia2019, Pinterest.com]
The event: www.umbriajazz.com