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Umbria Jazz Winter: Orvieto Rocks Out

Date: January 2, 2018 - categories: , , , - Leave your thoughts

For years, we’ve celebrated our late December anniversary in Orvieto at Umbria Jazz Winter. We always stay a couple days in the home of Signora Liliana (nearly ninety years old!) and take in jazz and blues performances throughout the stunning hilltown of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic rock plateau. Venues include the 13th c civic palace, a former Franciscan refectory, the frescoed theater, museums and the majestic Duomo:

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Another venue? The winding medieval backstreets of Orvieto where the Florentine brass band, Funk Off, play, leap, dance and clown for the crowds following them.

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See the good times of a Funk Off performance at the Umbria Jazz Perugia (July) edition.

Every time I see Funk Off, I wonder who’s having the best time: the public or the musicians?
See them in Perugia at Umbria Jazz in July each year – or in winter at Orvieto. Then decide.

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Read about a “swinging spaghetti” Umbria Jazz Winter concert
Read more about Funk Off and Umbria Jazz Winter in Orvieto
Read more on Umbria Jazz Winter, Orvieto
Click here to read more about Umbria Jazz memorable moments
Read more about Funk Off and Umbria Jazz
Read about why Umbria Jazz can’t be missed
Read about a young Sicilian jazz wonder
Click here for more on why Umbria Jazz Winter entices
Read more on that Italian jazz enthusiasm
Enjoy Funk Off on YouTube

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