Jazz à la Villette festival
Bop and swing hit the north-east on September 3–14
The Jazz à la Villette festival is one of the most hotly anticipated events of the back-to-school season for musically-minded Parisians. Every concert is unique, a meeting between different artists: jazz, funk, hip-hop, blues and world. It's brilliantly orchestrated 21st-century jazz, mixed with rhythms and instruments from around the world.
The programme for this year's edition at Parc de la Villette features the usual blend of established masters and up-and-coming talent, boppers and fusion artists, swing bands and free jazz quartets, Western and Eastern traditions. Usual suspects Mulatu Astatke and Roberto Fonseca share the billing with newcomers like Melanie de Biasio and Laura Mvula. Appetite whetted? Click here for the full programme.