When? January 29-February 21 2016
What? A huge suburban festival celebrating the best in contemporary jazz and world music.
Where? Val-de-Marne, southeast Paris
Paris’s banlieues all too often suffer from a bad rep, but the reality is far more complex and inspiring. And what better example than jazz festival Sons d’Hiver – now in its 25th edition, the endlessly popular event holds the bulk of its shows in the suburban Val-de-Marne area of southeast Paris. With a high calibre lineup of acts including Mulatu Astatke, Yasiin Bey, Tony Allen (in tribute to Art Blakey), the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Dee Alexander Trio and Illtet, Sons d’Hiver is just one more reason to get out there and explore beyond the périphérique.
See the full programme and book tickets here.