He is a songwriter of captivating themes, an enthralling performer, a talent show judge, a host, a presenter and a showman. About Mika critics have talked of a return, duly revisited, to glam rock, and icons like David Bowie and Freddie Mercury have been recalled. Colorful clothes, so much sympathy and a pop “lightness” define this character of great human depth who proved wrong those who thought his entry into show business, from his first successful song, “Grace Kelly”, in 2007, would be short-lived. After five studio and four live albums, together with many singles, videos and successful world tours, Mika is still a much-loved artist, and Umbria Jazz welcomes him for the second time (the first one was a sold-out concert in 2016). His return was scheduled for the 2020 edition, then canceled due to the pandemic.