FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK, N.Y. – July 2, 2018 Since 1960 and the creation of "Jazz à Juan", jazz has changed, jazz has mutated. It is everywhere, all over the world, permeating, transfusing and instilling itself into all musical styles, redefining borders and boundaries, and must be recognised as the vast musical trajectory which has brought Afro-American culture to the threshold of the most contemporary and universal questions in music, while careful not to become lost in the prolixity of what we might conveniently call “World Music”, nor hardened into an academic discipline destined for maintaining heritage.
Jazz à Juan is a leading member of the International Jazz Festivals Organization that seeks to unite the premier jazz festivals in the world. And so "Jazz à Juan" has remained, for all these decades, an open and evolving festival, in other words optimistic, intuitive, nonconformist, avant-gardist, universalist, synergistic, culturalist, environmentalist, humanist, intimist, modernist, mutationist, mutualist, progressive, retrofuturist...
While celebrating its 58th anniversary, "Jazz à Juan" retains all the visceral instinct of its own legend. This year once again, as jazz and its close musical relatives crystallise into rare forms, the festival is more than ever open to artistic expression, welcoming many current and future legendary figures who come to perform their most recent hits to the public.
Charles PASI Lenny KRAVITZ
NILS INDJEIN QUARTET Eli DEGIBRI QUARTET - Red Sea Jazz Festival Eilat André MANOUKIAN 4tet
Sunday 15/07 - BEST OF the OFF festival
Concerts in the streets of Antibes from 6:30pm to 7:30pm and in Juan-les-Pins from 9pm to 10pm
Nile RODGERS & CHIC EARTH, WIND & FIRE
Tigran HAMASYAN Carla BRUNI Melody GARDOT
The Chick COREA Akoustic Band with John PATITUCCI and Dave WECKL. David SANBORN Acoustic Band
Biréli LAGRèNE & CHARLIER / SOURISSE MULTIQUARIUM BIG BAND "REMEMBER JACO PASTORIUS" MARCUS MILLER + Special Guest : SELAH SUE
Youn Sun NAH
QUEEN OF SHEBA - Ibrahim MAALOUF & Angélique KIDJO - Orchestre de Cannes. Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur
Dhafer YOUSSEF Norah JONES
Sunday 22/07 The COMO MAMAS
Visit www.jazzajuan.com for more information.