Since 1968, the highlight of all jazz music events in Sweden is the Umeå International Jazz Festival, one of Scandinavia’s oldest and most respectable festivals. The majority of the performances will take place on different stages and venues at Umeå Folkets Hus, every stage has a different character.
In Umeå you will find a unique scene for jazz and improvised 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 also has one of the most excellent jazz clubs - Umeå Jazzstudio - and an extremely devoted audience.