Bill Frisell & UJ Orchestra
A new musical adventure for the Umbria Jazz Orchestra: this time, it will perform with one of the most charismatic artists of modern jazz, Bill Frisell. It is an exclusive production of the Festival for its winter edition. On stage, ten wind elements and a cello, plus Thomas Morgan on double bass . Works for a larger band are nothing new for Frisell: he has used this formula over his eclectic and highly varied production.
He is an authentic jazz éminence grise for big bands, as well as an unconventional composer and arranger. The collaboration between the orchestra and Frisell (who will also perform solo in Orvieto) is the latest in a long line, including Kurt Elling, Ryan Truesdell, Wayne Shorter, Gil Goldstein, Gregory Porter, Vince Mendoza, Quincy Jones, Paolo Fresu, Ethan Iverson.