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Watch Jazzlife, the first documentary series by Umbria Jazz

Jazzlife is the web series by Umbria Jazz aimed at telling about Italy’s immense artistic and cultural heritage through the eyes and notes of musicians who best represent the moment of grace that the Italian jazz scene is experiencing.

To explore “life in J major”, Jazzlife discovers Italy through encounters, food and wine, art, history, and music. The first season is focused on the four historical cities of Umbria Jazz: Perugia, Orvieto, Gubbio and Castiglione del Lago.

Here are the protagonists of the first four episodes (and concerts!):

  • Fabrizio Bosso Quartet in Perugia
  • Rita Marcotulli & Dado Moroni in Orvieto
  • Gianluca Petrella Cosmic Renaissance in Gubbio
  • Gabriele Mirabassi Trio in Castiglione del Lago

Watch now the first four episodes of Jazzlife

Fabrizio Bosso Quartet – Perugia

Rita Marcotulli e Dado Moroni – Orvieto

Ep. 3
Gianluca Petrella Cosmic Renaissance – Gubbio

Gabriele Mirabassi Trio – Castiglione del Lago

Musicians’ personalities and creativity will be the soundtrack to the narration. They can see our Country with passionate eyes, out-of-the-ordinary sensitivities, and unexpected points of view.

“Who could talk about life with a touch of surprise and originality given by improvisation better than them?! Jazzlife sums up all this”. These are the words of Michele Baggio – director and creator of the format who was inspired by his love for documentaries, high-quality music, and the Umbria Jazz festival for which he’s been working since 2003.

“I’m overjoyed that Umbria Jazz supported this project. I think this institution is a crucial landmark in Italian musical history and in the promotion of the artistic and cultural beauty of Italy worldwide. National and international musicians love coming to the Umbria Jazz festival for its immersive atmosphere, the incredible cuisine and the concerts at all hours in outstanding historical places.”

Umbria Jazz, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, wants to give new impetus and perspective to the enjoyment of music, proposing itself to a new audience made not only of jazz fans but also of art and culture lovers. The first season aims at promoting the cultural background of the Umbria region, which was an essential and key element in the success of the festival created in 1973.

The four episodes match four concerts in magical and outstanding venues.

Jazzlife | Concerts

Concert 1
Fabrizio Bosso Quartet – Cassero di Porta S. Angelo, Perugia

Concert 2
Rita Marcotulli e Dado Moroni – Sagrato del Duomo di Orvieto

Concert 3
Gianluca Petrella Cosmic Renaissance – Teatro romano di Gubbio

Concert 4
Gabriele Mirabassi Trio – Rocca del Leone, Castiglione del Lago

Jazzlife is a project in collaboration with:

  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  • Regione Umbria
  • Federalberghi Umbria