Jazz à la Villette festival, 30th August – 9th September 2018

The most eclectic of Parisian jazz festivals is back- Jazz à la Villette – with a quality line-up of concerts (of course), but also a whole section for kids, a special presentation of upcoming talents, a mini film festival…


To mark the end of summer (or perhaps the beginning of an Indian summer?), here comes Jazz à la Villette !

This festival refuses to wallow in jazz nostalgia, presenting not only current stars like Janelle Monáe, Salif Keita, Selah Sue and Brad Mehldau, but also the talents of tomorrow.

Have a listen to their playlist (with over three hours of music!) to get an idea of what’s in store…

And here’s a look at the new talents being presented in the Under the Radar line-up…

Jazz à la Villette for Kids is pretty self-explanatory, and includes specially adapted events including workshops, concerts with images and show to open your child’s mind to the wonders of jazz.

And this years mini fiml festival (at the nearby MK2 Quai de Seine cinema) is called Black Power: From Africa to America, with four documentaries and a Tarantino movie. 😳

Another great selection for this refreshing festival!

Jazz à la Villette is on at, and around, la Villette (venue map here) from 30th August – 9th September 2018

Full line-up here

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