Yes, it is indeed Nice, and not in America, the first jazz festival in the world was born in 1948. This year it celebrates its 66th anniversary, which took place in February at the end of Carnival. It took place at the Opera House, a place dedicated to the "great music"! Another institution, the Municipal Casino, now defunct, has lent his Belle Epoque decor with this first of several concerts were broadcast live broadcasting. The largest were there, starting with Louis Armstrong, the undisputed star of this first edition, along with other celebrities, Claude Lutter, Stéphane Grappelli, Django Reinhardt. During the closing ceremony, the Negresco, the party ends at dawn with a "jam" hot towers after singing Suzy Delair and Yves Montand. This festival is a historic moment, jazz could now count on a real audience in France. By his immense talent and magnetism of his presence, Louis Armstrong revealed the beauty of this music has many laymen. In 1948, the capital of the Riviera will have celebrated his wedding with jazz, although the union was followed by a long separation 23 years before moving reunion. Today the municipality decides to "down" event in the city center. 40 years later, the festival is back to Albert 1st Gardens and Theatre de Verdure while the Jazz Off to invite in all neighborhoods across the city. The new edition is distinguished by its originality, its proximity, accessibility and popular character. Last year, more than 32,000 spectators was a triumph for Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ahmad Jamal, Gilberto Gil, Emir Kusturica, Herbie Hancock ...
From 16-07-2018 to 21-07-2018
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