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Line up announced for this summer’s 63rd Jazz A Juan, 8th to 18th of July 2024..

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Marcus Miller, Joshua Redmond and Chris Potter are among the line up for this year's Jazz A Juan, the annual festival at Juan-les -Pins on the Cote D'Azur, France.

Guest contributor Colin May has forwarded the following information;

 

The Line up has been announced for this summer’s 63rd   Jazz A Juan


Marcus Miller, Joshua Redmond and Chris Potter are among the stars lined up for this year’s Jazz A Juan from the 8th to 18th of July .It will be Miller’s 15th appearance at the annual festival at Juan-les -Pins on the Cote D’Azur since his debut in 1996.


Joshua Redmond who appears on the same night as Miller is expected to have with him young vocalist Gabrielle Cavassa who features on his latest release and his first for Blue Note, and Chris Potter will lead a line-up of Brad Mehldau, John Patitucci and Jonathan Blake.


An Afro Caribbean night has been programmed with Cuban musicians El Comité and bassist Avashi Cohen’s Banda Iroko project. There’s a jazz take on the music of the Grateful Dead, trumpeter Eric Truffaz and rising funk stars Scary Pockets. Global music superstar Youssou N’Dour also is appearing .


The traditional French National Day free concert this year squeezes four acts into what’s usually a two act a night format with appearances by a Japanese pianist , a Chinese trumpeter, a French vocal group and an all female New Orleans brass band before the firework display.


Running alongside the main festival, and continuing after will be the hour long free Jammin’ Summer Sessions featuring emerging bands. Many of these will have gained selection by impressing at the previous November’s Jammin’ Juan Jazz Market which was reviewed in these pages Jammin’ Juan 2023, Palais Des Congress,
https://www.thejazzmann.com/features/article/jammin-juan-2023-palais-des-congress-juan-les-pins-france-8th-to-10th-november-2023
The line-up for the Summer Sessions will be announced in June.


For more details on the Jazz A Juan line up:
Jazz à Juan - International Jazz Festival in Juan-les-Pins (http://www.jazzajuan.com)