jazz a juan 2015

Jazz A Juan Celebrates 55th Anniversary

jazz a juan 2015

The scene at Jazz a Juan – Bria Skonberg ©DR

The programming of the 55th Jazz à Juan will mix from July 10 to 19, 2015, a line-up of famous artists like Carlos Santana and young talents such as Dweezil Zappa.

Jazz à Juan, the leading European festival, held in the famous pine forest in Juan les Pins, unveiled its program mixing “regulars” of the Pinède as Lionel Richie, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Al Jarreau and young talents such as Frank Zappa‘s son or Sarah McKenzie and Rhiannon Giddens. A line-up that brings together an impressive number of Grammy Awards!

Carlos Santana to open Jazz A Juan

Carlos Santana, owner of ten Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards, will open the festival. Top of the bill for 40 years, he experienced multiple musical adventures, merging Rock, Latin rhythms and Jazz too.

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Carlos Santana © Erik Kabik

Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock showdown

On July 11, Tigran Hamasyan and Avishai Cohen will offer sunny, mediterranean jazz. Avishai Cohen is one of the most influential musicians of the jazz scene, drawing his inspiration from the music of the Middle East as well as the Latin rhythms and pop. Tigran Hamasyan was sacred – at sixteen – “Jazz à Juan Revelation” in 2003…
Sunday, July 12 will provide an impressive showdown: Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock will play together on the magic scene of the Pinède, facing the sea.
The next day, on July 13, the festive tradition of jazz will put the musicians on the streets of Juan les Pins for a “Best Of” of Off. All Jazz lovers are invited to attend the traditional festival street party.
Lionel Richie will sing his greatest hits at the Pinède on Thursday 16 followed by Al Jarreau on Friday 17. Saturday 18 promises a beautiful show with Marcus Miller with special guest Ibrahim Maalouf, accompanied by African musicians. As always, a gospel choir, American Gospel Jr., will close the festival.

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Jazz in the streets – ©G-Lefrancq

Young talents at the Pinède

Nice discoveries will perform at Jazz à Juan: Sarah McKenzie, a young Australian singer, the Chinese jazzman Coco Zhao with the JZ Quartet and Rihannon Giddens and Snarky Puppy. An evening tribute to Frank Zappa will be offered by his son Dweezil Zappa, surrounded by virtuosos.

Les Jardins du Jazz

This year, Les Jardins du Jazz, a VIP Village in the heart of the famous Pinède Gould, by the sea under the stars, provides a personalized welcome from 19:00 with dinner on the beach (from 19:00 to 22:30) and a lodge suite to attend the concert as privileged guest.

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Jazz A Juan Poster

Jazz à Juan programming from July 10 to 19

10 : Carlos Santana – Charles Pasi – Vadel
11 :  Tigran Hamasyan – Avishai Cohen
12 : Chick Corea – Herbie Hancock
13 : The “Best Of” the Off in the streets of Juan Les Pins
14 : JZ Quartet featuring Coco Zhao – Sarah McKenzie – Dirty Dozen Brass Band
15 : Zappa Plays Zappa – Rihannon Giddens – Snarky Puppy
16 : Lionel Richie – Thomas Enhco
17 : Al Jarreau – Melody Gardot
18 : Kenny Garrett Quartet – Marcus Miller with special guest Ibrahim Maalouf
19 : Gospel Night with American Gospel Jr

Jazz A Juan – July 10 to 19, 2015
Office de Tourisme et des Congrès
Antibes Juan les Pins
Tel : +33 (0)4 22 10 60 24


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Jazz A Juan Celebrates 55th Anniversary was last modified: March 18th, 2015 by tamel


  1. Richard Vaughan says:

    My wife and I will be in Juan Les Pins 12, 13 and 14 July on a holiday from Australia. Can we buy tickets online for Jazz A Juan?

    • tamel says:

      Dear Rchard,

      Of course you can! Please follow the link at the end of our article and you’ll be guided to the online booking.
      Have a good holiday in our gorgeous region.
      Kindest regards,

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