Thursday, July 23, 2009

Great Jazz At La Villette to Celebrate Summer's End

Celebrate Paris Summer’s End With Jazz à la Villette

When: 1 - 13 Sep 2009  Where: Parc de la Villette

Jazz à la Villette is an annual musical celebration with an emphasis on innovative and experimental jazz and well known performers. Performances are held at the Parc de la Villette and other venues around Paris.  The Parc de la Villette is also home to the fascinating Cite de la Musique ‘museum’ and is the site for much music and film programming throughout the summertime. This is a part of Paris slated for ambitious cultural development in coming years.

Highlights of the 2009 program include jazz legend Ornette Coleman and his quartet, bandleader and composer Hank Jones, avant garde saxophonist/composer John Zorn, influential pianist Ahmad Jamal and Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80's  Afrobeat.  There are also master classes and sessions for children. Check the website.

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