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Yumi Ito Trio at Jazzmandu 2022

The Yumi Ito Trio will participate in this year’s Kathmandu Jazz Festival – Jazzmandu – from 13-19 October 2022.

The destruction of earth, the committal of a friend to a psychiatric hospital, the death of her unknown neighbour from heroin use— Yumi Ito weaves into her music stories about society that matter, no matter how large or small, how bright or dark they are. Her sound — an amalgam of jazz, art-pop, electronica, free improvisation and neo-classical music — might seem tricky but really isn’t: the musician, composer, producer and arranger navigates a clear stylistic path of her own making, always telling a story along the way. Based in Basel, with Japanese and Polish roots, Yumi performs regularly all over the world and has shared the stage with artists such as Al Jarreau, Becca Stevens, Nils Petter Molvaer and Mark Turner.

The Yumi Ito Trio features:
Yumi Ito – Vocals, Compositions
Kuba Dworak – Bass
Iago Fernandez – Drums

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Groovin’ at Upstairs
Cadenza Collective gather new and old friends for an explosive jam at Kathmandu’s most storied jazz club.
Date: Thursday, October 13
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Jazz Upstairs, Lazimpat
Price: Nrs 700
Gates open at 6:30pm.
storied jazz club.

Valley Jams
Visiting Jazzmandu 2022 acts perform intimate sets at venues across the Kathmandu Valley.
Date: Friday, October 14
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Price: Nrs 700
Gates open at 6:30pm
and close at 7:00pm.

Jazz Bazaar
A day and night of incredible music under an open sky at the lush Gokarna Forest Resort.
Date: Saturday, October 15
Time: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Venue: Gokarna Forest Resort
Price: Nrs 1500
Gates open at 2:00pm and
close at 7:00pm.

Jazz at Patan
Nepali classical music fuses with jazz on a magical night in the old city of Patan.
Date: Tuesday, October 18
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Yalamaya Kendra,
Patan Dhoka
Price: Nrs 1700
Gates open at 6:30pm and
close at 8:00pm.
Please be seated by 6:45pm.

Jazzmandu Finale
The full festival line-up comes together for one last jam to close out Jazzmandu 2022.
Date: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Venue: Hotel Yak & Yeti,
Durbar Marg
Price: Nrs 1500
Gates open at 4:30pm and
close at 8:00pm.

Live Music Workshop
Venue: Yalaya Maya Kendra/ Patan Dhoka. Entrance Free
Date: Tuesday, October 18
Time: 10:00-11:00 am

Full schedule and more information at Jazzmandu.org

Upcoming maintenance work

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