La Defense Jazz Festival 2022: Herbie Hancock, Ibrahim Maalouf... here is the lineup

Published by Caroline J. · Published on 18 May 2022 at 17h40
Good news for live music fans since La Défense Jazz Festival is back from Monday June 20 to Sunday 26, 2022, on the Parvis de Paris La Défense. This is the occasion to enjoy free shows outside, at the foot of the Grande Arche de la Défense. On the menu? Herbie Hancock, Ibrahim Maalouf, General Elektriks and Fiona Monbet who will perform an original creation!

Sortiraparis tells you, you will love lunchtimes and evenings at La Défense from Monday June 20 to Sunday 27, 2022! And for good reason, the Défense Jazz Festival is back on the Esplanade for an exceptional new edition paced by free outdoor concerts

This summer again, many artists will play after one another for lunch and in the evening. Remember, last year, André Manoukian, Melody Gardot, and Asaf Avidan lit up the stage. Who will have the honor to walk the temporary stage set up at the foot of the famous towers of La Défense? Well, Herbie Hancock, Ibrahim Maalouf, as well as General Elektriks will be there. As for violinist Fiona Monbet, she will perform an original creation with a symphony orchestra from the Vallée Sud Grand Paris territory conservatories.

While waiting to know more about the 2022 lineup of La Défense Jazz Festival, do not forget registrations to the 45th La Défense National Jazz Contest are open. For the record, this high-level contest is open to all jazz movements. It enables to support the career of a band or instrument player by a financial prize. If you are interested, you have until June 2, 2022, to file your application.

Lineup 2022:

Lunch shows - from 12 p.m.

  • June 20: Lass // Big in Jazz Collective
  • June 21: Coccolite // Daïda
  • June 22: MADMADMAD // Samm Henshaw
  • June 23: Sarab // Naissam Jalal & Rythms of Resistance
  • June 24: Glass Museum // Binker & Moses
After work parties - from 6:30 p.m.
  • June 20: Fiona Monbet "Maelström" and the Vallée Sud Symphonia
  • June 21: General Elektriks
  • June 22: 45th National Jazz Contest (6 p.m.) (first 3 bands)
  • June 23: 45th National Jazz Contest (6 p.m.) (last 3 bands)
  • June 24: Kutu
Weekend shows (from 8:30 p.m. on Saturday and 7 p.m. on Sunday)
  • June 25: Yessaï Karapetian // Herbie Hancock
  • June 26: Juicy // Ibrahim Maalouf

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 20 June 2022 to 26 June 2022



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