All that jazz
10.05.2017 | Corporate philanthropy
From 11 to 22 May 2017, the Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés festival will welcome the very best of jazz from the French and international scenes. For more than 10 days, the festival will take over spectacular venues in this mythical district of the capital: the Saint-Germain-des-Prés church, the Cluny Museum, the Odéon theatre and even the Maison des océans… An unmissable opportunity to feel the buzz of the jazz scene, supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation.
Every year, the festival puts the spotlight on the jazz artists of today and tomorrow with concerts, unprecedented events with established acts, conferences, and exhibitions. In this 17th edition the programme is centred around powerful, contemporary themes and is designed for an audience from all walks of life.
The Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés festival makes jazz accessible to everyone with its eclectic line-up and a succession of free concerts.
Linda Lee Hopkins will be coming to participate in an exceptional session with the students of Camille Saint-Saëns High School, and the pupils of Saint-Benoît nursery school will discover the musical universe of Alexandre Saada and Clotilde Rullaud.
One day of the festival will be devoted to women. The festival will be paying tribute by exploring new talent on the jazz scene: artists, composers and instrumentalists / Standards & Bianca and the Italian singer songwriter Kicca will take over the beautiful function room of the Town Hall of the 6th district for two free concerts on Saturday 13 May.
Kicca, accompanied by guitarist Hervé Samb, will also appear at the Versailles women’s prison on 16 May for a concert followed by a discussion with inmates of the detention centre.
“ Jazz has numerous qualities of which one is bringing us all together at least once a year at festival time. Precious moments of fun and sharing. Anything else? Jazz is young, exciting, playful, beautiful, surprising… Jazz has got heart! ”
Co-founders of the Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés festival in Paris
The White from Black trio and the young pianist Noé Huchard will also appear at the Lucernaire for two free concerts on 12 and 13 May. The 16th edition of the “Young Talent Springboard” will showcase the most promising young French artists.
For over 10 days, the festival will also offer unique meetings with established artists. Amongst the artists on the line-up for this year’s festival are Airelle Besson and Baptiste Trotignon, supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation for several years, who will appear on 11 and 12 May in never before seen performances.