All jazz lovers, big or small, are preparing for the new edition of the Paris Jazz Festival! The programme includes: great vibes, sunshine, good music and easy access from all areas in Paris; another wonderful attraction for Paris with an entrance fee of 5€, or 2,50€ for discounted rates. The idea of the Paris Jazz festival is to hold a concert every Saturday and Sunday from the 7th of June until the 27th of July, from 3p.m to 6p.m.
This event will take place at the ‘Parc Floral de Paris’, on the esplanade of ‘Château de Vincennes’. There you will be able to listen to the best jazz music around with a large representation of different styles, each theme lasting two weeks with 2 or 3 performances each of the days. There will be 8 performances per theme and therefore jazz lovers can make the most of every possible style from the genre.
The event starts with an electro/fusion style with the arrival of Ji Mob and Eric Triffaz Quartrt Ft. Nya, the highly acclaimed Zuco 103 and Caravan Palace. After performances from Northen and Eastern Europe decent you will be able to experience live performances from Oddarrang, Jimi Tenor and Kabu Kabu, Szakci-Lakatos and Tony Lakatos and the band of Tomasz Stanko. Sessions dedicated to the theme “accords et cordes” presents us with The Jef Lee Johnson trio, Henri Texier Sextet, Armenian Folk Quintet, Romane Trio, Stephane Kochoyan and ‘Les enfants su jazz’ and the ‘Niño Josele’ trio.
Blues and Grooves lovers can not miss the brilliant performances from Son of Dave, James Taylor Quarter, Trio Valore and certainly not Martha High and the Shaolin Temple Defenders. The next couple of weeks will be dedicated to the trumpet and saxophone with performances from Take the Coltrane Quartet, Al Foster Quintet and Steeve Grossman who will be making their grand appearance on the 5th of July, and then on Sunday the 6th you can see Donald Brown, Bill Mobley and Space Time All Stars and Wallace Roney. The festival then continues with jazz performances from the 4 corners of the world, with Ousman Danedjo, Zap Mama, Tumi and the Volume and Mayra Andrade. In the same style, the Voice and Colour section will offer you the opportunity to experience some very respectable names such as: Sing for Freedom, Angelique Kidjo, Raul Midon and Dianne Reeves. Finally, the last theme of the Paris Jazz Festival will be dedicated to Jazz giants like SFJAZZ, Steve Coleman, 5 Elements Opus Akoben David Murray and to finish in style, Stefano di Battista.
Must not forget the swinging and dancing fanfares that will be playing every day before the beginning of the concerts (from 1p.m to 3p.m) in order to warm the crowds and prepare you for the marvel that is, the jazz festival. If you have read this entire article, then I am sure that you will agree with me in saying that this year’s Paris jazz Festival, with all its new additions, is full of grand plans and discovery and that anyone missing this great event will be sorely missing out. Your mission, if you are to accept, is to spread the news of this magical musical event in order to attract as many people as possible to admire the amazing line up of artistes that will be performing. The ‘Parc Floral de Paris’ is situated in the 12th arrondissement and is easily accessible by metro stop ‘Château de Vincennes’. If you wish to find accommodation near by, Paris apartment and Paris hotels are easy to come by. Accomodation Paris really is amongst the best when it comes to European cities, so make the most of your visit!