Umea International Jazz Festival

The 37th Umeå International Jazz Festival Oct 27-31 2004
In Umeå you can find a unique scene for jazz music. This cultural and innovative centre in the north of Sweden has over the years produced the highest yield of jazz musicians in Sweden. It has also one of the most excellent Jazz Clubs (Jazz i Studion) in Scandinavia and an extremely devoted audience. Since 1968, the highlight of the year is the Umeå International Jazz Festival, one of Europe’s oldest and most well-known festivals.
This year’s festival opens on October 27th at the NorrlandsOperan and ends on Sunday afternoon October 31th at the Studio Jazz. From Thursday to Sunday morning we focus on different arenas at Umeå Folkets Hus.
Every stage has a different character: In the Jazz Laboratory you can take part of the environment in experimental jazz, the Apple´s Ballroom gives you the opportunity to eat, drink, dance and hear shows performed by different groups, exploring different epochs - from early New Orleans to hip nu-jazz. In Freja JazzBar you can find anything from an unknown jazz-singer to top bands from the region of the North.
In StudioJazz you can find an intimate international club atmosphere and at midnight we are introducing the players of vision at the SoundGarden. The Idun Theatre is the main stage of the festival and gives you the possibility to hear both international stars and top names from the Swedish jazz arena.
You can experience all this by getting a Festival Pass ”Huskort” which opens the doors for all events in Folkets Hus, including four stages filled with jazz on Friday and five on Saturday. The festival ends on Sunday evening. Umeå International Jazz festival has also the honour of presenting the swedish guitarist Mr. Ulf Wakenius as this year’s guest of honour.
We want to give our audience a magic melting-pot consisting of the landmarks of jazz today – at least for some intensive couple of days, hours or seconds..
Visit http://www.botniamusik.se for the complete program.Tickets | from Sept 20 2004 | biljetter@vbm.se | phone +46 90 15 43 47 http://www.biljettcentrum.com | phone +46 90 13 31 80 fax +46 90 12 90 93
Travel | accommodation From Finland, contact RG Line for hotel and travel packets, phone (06) 3200 300 For general information contact Umeå Tourist Information, phone +46 90 16 16 16
Hotel & Ticket Package For special prices on domestic flights offered by SAS, and accomodation. Please contact the agency of Affärsresebyrån, phone +46 90 15 49 25