All that jazz

Lovers of all types of jazz should have plenty to en­joy this au­tumn in fes­ti­vals across the coun­try

France - - Les Nouvelles -

NANCY JAZZ PULSATIONS, NANCY

More than 100,000 mu­sic fans head to the city of Nancy in Lor­raine for the Nancy Jazz Pulsations fes­ti­val ev­ery year. Tak­ing place from 10 till 20 Oc­to­ber, the fes­ti­val is cel­e­brat­ing its 45th an­niver­sary in 2018 with a num­ber of per­for­mances from mu­si­cians from across the world. Con­certs take place in sev­eral venues across the city and there are also mu­si­cal shows and the­atre for chil­dren and free apéros con­certs in the bars of Nancy. nan­cy­jaz­zpul­sa­tions.com

JAZZ ENTRE LES DEUX TOURS, LA ROCHELLE

Named af­ter the two me­dieval tow­ers that guard the en­trance to the old port of La Rochelle, the Jazz Entre les Deux Tours fes­ti­val is cel­e­brat­ing its 20th an­niver­sary this year. Tak­ing place from 3-6 Oc­to­ber in con­cert venues across the har­bour town, the fes­ti­val boasts a line-up of na­tional and in­ter­na­tional jazz mu­si­cians who per­form at free and tick­eted events. This year the fes­ti­val will fea­ture sev­eral tributes to French jazz mu­si­cian Di­dier Lock­wood, artis­tic di­rec­tor of the fes­ti­val since 2012, who died in Fe­bru­ary 2018. jazzen­tre­les­deux­tours.fr

JAZZ SUR LA VILLE, MARSEILLE

Run­ning from 5 Novem­ber un­til 2 De­cem­ber, the Jazz sur la Ville event fea­tures per­for­mances from 250 artists in 35 venues in Marseille and sur­round­ing towns. Artists such as Les Doigts de l’homme and Gar­den Swing Band will per­form in towns in­clud­ing Aix-en-provence, Avi­gnon, Mar­tigues and Sa­lon de Provence. The fes­ti­val has con­tin­ued to grow and this 12th edi­tion looks set to be the big­gest yet promis­ing to show­case jazz in all its forms. jaz­zsurlav­ille.fr

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