The Festival started in 2005 thanks to the collaboration with the Umbria Jazz Foundation, the Umbria Region, the city of Novi Sad, The Autonomous Provinceof Vojvoidna, the Cultural Centre of Novi Sad, the Ring Ring Festival, Multikultivator and many other partners in Italy as well as in Serbia. We would like to thank the Italian Embassy, the Italian Cultural Centre and the sponsors Banca Intesa and DDOR Insurance and everybody else that contributed in the realization of the initiative. In 2005 the project was co financed by the Italian law 84-2001 and it has been recognized as one of the best projects financed by the above mentioned law.
In 2005 young musicians coming from Serbia had the possibility to take part to the courses of the Berklee school in Perugia, in that time Serbia was under the visa regime.
From 2005 we had the opportunity to work with many people, very important bands arrive in Serbia and played in Novi Sad as well as in Belgrade. We really hope to be able to organize, once more, the Umbria Jazz Festival.