La Defense Jazz Festival 2021: free open-air concerts with Melody Gardot, Asaf Avidan...

Published by Caroline J. · Published on 22 June 2021 at 12h44 · Updated on 23 June 2021 at 17h44
Good news for live music fans since La Défense Jazz Festival is back from Monday June 21 to Sunday 27, 2021 on the Parvis de Paris La Défense. The lineup? Free open-air concerts by Melody Gardot, Asaf Avidan, as well as Songo and André Manoukian. Careful though, because of the current health context, concerts will be limited to 1,000 people. As for weekend concerts, booking will be required.

Sortiraparis tells you, you will love lunchtimes and evenings at La Défense from Monday June 21 to Sunday 27, 2021! 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. Of course, this edition takes place in a format fitting health guidelines. Therefore, concerts will be limited to 1,000 peopleBooking will be compulsory for weekend shows. Meet from June 1 on to book tickets.

This summer again, many artists will play after one another for lunch and in the evening. Who will have the honor to walk the temporary stage set up at the foot of the famous towers of La Défense? Well, André Manoukian will come with an original creation on Tuesday evening with an 35-artist choir from Hauts-de-Seine, while Melody Gardot will enchant us with her beautiful voice on Saturday evening, and Asaf Avidan will light up the stage on Sunday evening to close the festival.

Lineup 2021:

  • Lunchtime shows (noon-2 p.m.)

    • June 21: Leon Phal Quintet // Laurent Bardainne & Tigre d’eau douce
    • June 22: Yessai Karapetian // Gabriel Gosse
    • June 23: Rouge // Samuel Strouk
    • June 24: Sahra Halgan // Songø
    • June 25: Joce Mienniel // Samy Thiebault

  • Afterworks (6 p.m. - 8 p.m.)

    • June 21: Nubiyan Twist
    • June 22: André Manoukian "Hauts les Chœurs"
    • June 23: 44th National Jazz Contest (first 3 bands)
    • June 24: 44th National Jazz Contest (last 3 bands)
    • June 25: Manu Katché – The ScOpe

  • Weekend shows (7 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.)

    • June 26: Ana Carla Maza // Melody Gardot
    • June 27: Kristel // Asaf Avidan

Adaptation to welcome the public:

Concerts are still free of charge and outside, but within a closed perimeter. A health protocol will be instated with access control and hand-sanitizer.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 21 June 2021 to 27 June 2021



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    92800 Puteaux

    Métro Esplanade de La Défense


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