The line-up for the 2017 edition of the Jazz à Juan festival has been unveiled, boasting a very strong coterie of internationally acclaimed stars.

The 57th edition of the hugely popular Jazz à Juan Festival promises to be a real crowd-pleaser, with an impressive line-up of some of the biggest names in music taking to the stage in La Pinède Gould this summer.

Jazz à Juan logoThe first Jazz à Juan was created in homage to Sidney Bechet, an honorary Antibois, and very quickly became the blueprint for many other festivals throughout Europe, including the famous Montreux festival. The concept was revolutionary – for the first time, the general public could get up close and personal with their heroes from the world of jazz, in the beautiful setting of La Pinède Gould, facing the Mediterranean. How could this not but succeed?!

Jazz à Juan has grown steadily over the years, attracting some of the biggest names from the music world to Juan-les-Pins. This year is no different, with a mouth-watering line-up that includes Sting, Tom Jones, Macy Gray, and festival regular, Jamie Cullum. The festival runs from 14th to 23rd July, and the programme looks something like this…

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FRIDAY, 14th JULY – 8:30pm

– Eli Degibri Quartet
– Ludovic Beier Trio feat. Gauthier Roubichou & Les Faiseurs de Son
– French Quarter

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SATURDAY, 15th JULY – 7:30pm

– Les Best of Le Jazz Off

SUNDAY, 16th JULY – 8:30pm

– Johnny Gallagher & the Boxtie Band
– Trio Ponty, Lagrène, Eastwood
– Buddy Guy

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MONDAY, 17th JULY – 8:30pm

– Luke Elliot
– TAJMO – Taj Mahal & Keb’Mo’
– Tom Jones

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TUESDAY, 18th JULY – 8:30pm

– Wayne Shorter Quartet
– Branford Marsalis Quartet & Kurt Elling

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WEDNESDAY, 19th JULY – 8:30pm

Gregory Porter © Shawn Peters

– Macy Gray
– Gregory Porter (pictured above)

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THURSDAY, 20th JULY – 8:30pm

– Hiromi duo et Edmar Castaneda

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FRIDAY, 21st JULY – 8:30pm

Archie Shepp © Monette Berthomier

– Shabaka & the Ancestors
– Robert Glasper Experiment
– Archie Shepp (pictured above)

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SATURDAY, 22nd JULY – 8:30pm

– Kandace Springs
– Anoushka Shankar
– Jamie Cullum

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SUNDAY, 23rd JULY – 8:30pm

– An evening of Gospel with the Blind Boys of Alabama (by invitation only)

The 57th edition of the Jazz à Juan Festival runs from 14th to 23rd July, 2017 at La Pinède Gould in Juan-les-Pins. Tickets may be reserved online.

Jazz à Juan Festival
La Pinède Gould
Boulevard Edouard Baudoin
06160 Juan-les-Pins


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All images courtesy Jazz à Juan; lead image © Gilles Lefrancq; photo of Gregory Porter © Shawn Peters; photo of Archie Shepp © Monette Berthomier

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