Paris Jazz Festival in the Parc Floral at the Bois de Vincennes
The Paris Jazz Festival returns to The Parc Floral at The Bois de Vincennes for 2016. Concerts and performances will take place on the Delta stage every Saturday and Sunday from 4pm up until the closing night concert at 9pm on July 31st, The Jazz Barge will also host concerts on Sundays from 1.30 pm.
The unique festival presents a different genre of Jazz each weekend, take a look below to see the program. Individual performance times and stages can be viewed here.
Paris-Spain: Saturday 9th July – Sunday 10th July. Presents concerts by Renaud Garcia-Fons, Jean Thoby and Omar Sosa & Jose Martin.
Paris-Erevan: Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th July. Presents Macha Gharibian, Pierre Durand and Andre Manoukian & Lena Chamamyan.
Afro-Cuban: Saturday 23rd July – Sunday 24th July. Presents The African Salsa Orchestra, Un Poco Loco and Richard Bono.
Classical Jazz: Saturday 30th – Sunday 31st July. Presents II Pergolese, SouSou et Maher Cissoko, Jean-Marie Machado & Danzas and Bumcello & Magic Malik.
Visitors need not leave the site during the concerts, two restaurants will serve food in the Parc Floral, the famiy-friendly self service Le Bosquet restaurant and traditional French restaurant Les Magnolias.
The festival hosts a range of interactive workshops for adults and children alike. The Ludophonothèque workshop, presents Music, memory and strategy games which aim to familiarize visitors with music and nature. The Sound Fabrik workshop hosted by percussionist Emmanuel Brun and his team will help visitors discover unusual sounds and pulses in their rhythmic and instrumental workshops. Other musical workshops include ‘Discovering Sounds’ and ‘Rhythmic and Instrumental Workshop’. For the full program of fantastic workshops, for information on opening days, times and to register for tickets take a look here.
A Full festival pass can be purchased for €22, or €6 per concert. Under 7’s can attend for free. Click here to purchase tickets.
Image courtesy of © 2016 Paris Jazz Festival