Sortiraparis tells you, you’ll love lunchtimes and evenings at La Défense from Monday June 24 to Sunday 30, 2019! And for good reason, the Défense Jazz Festival is back on the Esplanade for an exceptional new and 42nd edition paced by free outdoor concerts.
On lunchtimes and in the evenings, varied artists from different musical backgrounds will perform. Last year, Omri Mor, Trio, André Manoukian Quartet, Thomas de Pourquery Supersonic, Tank & the Bangas and Sarah McCoy and even Otis Stacks and Osaka Monorail put on a show.
This year, who will have the honor to walk the temporary stage set up at the foot of the famous towers of La Défense? Well, British trio GoGo Penguin will be in, so will Snarky Puppy hoping to please our ears with a style between jazz, gospel, funk, progressive rock and free jazz. Before his concert, the band will present in exclusivity a creation in partnership with Maalem Hamid El Kasri, the four Koyous (choir and Gnaoua drums) and drummer Karim Ziad.
A participative project around Eric Legnini's tracks and his influences will also be set up with 40 musicians from Hauts-de-Seine, in partnership with the Hauts-de-France associations "Les Portes de l'Exil" (LPE)...
Concours National de Jazz de la Défense 2018 winner Matthis Pascaud will be on the Défense Jazz Festival stage with his Square One project. He will be accompanied by his three copilots, drummer Karl Jannuska, bassist Ouriel Ellert and saxophone-player Christophe Panzani.
In addition to concerts from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. during the week, in the evenings, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the weekend starting from 8 p.m., we remind you that the Défense Jazz Festival also hosts the Grand Concours National de Jazz open to emerging bands of all ages and nationalities, staying in France. It will cover two evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with three candidates on Monday June 24 and three candidates on Tuesday June 25. The deadline for registrations is set for May 27, 2019.
From 24 June 2019 to 30 June 2019
Parvis de la Défense
Métro Esplanade de La Défense
Concerts en semaine de 12h à 14h
Concerts en afterworks de 18h à 20h
Concerts le weekend à partir de 20h
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