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The Nice Jazz Festival

Jazz flows in the veins of Nice since 1948, date of the first jazz festival in the world in Nice. It is a universal music, full of sharing and friendship. The people of Nice are proud of their Nice Jazz Festival, whose success and fame continues to grow.

The 2017 edition of the Nice Jazz Festival will take place from Monday 17th to Friday, July 21st on the Promenade du Paillon, in the heart of the city. It will be a fantastic event that will bring dynamism and growth for the whole City; a concrete economic and tourism asset for all local actors.

The program: 31 bands spread through 6 stages, with 2 stages simultaneously. The best of national and international music will be on display for 5 consecutive nights and will echo the colors of this timeless music, open to the world.

For this new edition, the Nice Jazz Festival prepares an ambitious program with a decor in perfect harmony with this exceptional setting. We still reserve many beautiful surprises, source of strong emotions.

Village Partners

Inside the Nice Jazz Festival, since the change in governance in 2011, the City of Nice has created a Partners Village with 19 spaces that can accommodate each and every night, 30 guests.

You can book one or more spaces for one or more nights. Do not hesitate to send us your needs and we will adapt to your requests.

Your presence in the Village Partners offers you the opportunity to:

  • Position your company as a key player in economic and social life.
  • Provide your employees and your customers an unforgettable evening in the magnificent setting of the Partners Village, attended by over 600 decision-makers and leaders of local and national opinion.
  • Promote your dynamism.
  • Establish or strengthen contacts (business development) in a friendly professional atmosphere.

Every year, the Jazz Festival welcomes renowned partners such as EDF-Suez, Veolia, Caisse d'Epargne, Acropolis, Ferret, Cap 3000, the CCI Nice Côte d’Azur...

Une réussite reconnue de tous

Figures 2015


  • 230 000 visits on the site nicejazzfestival.fr is an attendance of + 30 % observed compared with 2014.
  • Facebook: approximately 12 000 "Like" on the page of Nice Jazz Festival is a progress of the audience of the 35 % compared with 2014.
  • Twitter: approximately 2 700 followers is a 43 % increase with regard to 2014, when we counted 1866 followers.@nicejazzfest
  • Instagram: creation of an instagram account for the opening of Nice Jazz Festival 2015.


  • About 60 000 people what represents 45 000 people for the Jazz IN and 13 000 people for the Jazz Off.
  • avec 31 groupes sur deux scènes : Masséna qui peut accueillir 6 500 personnes et le Théâtre de Verdure 2 500 personnes.
  • A normal public 35€ price rate (excluding fees rental), since 5 consecutive editions in municipal utility.


  • 31 bands spread over 5 nights on 6 different stages each night, including 2 stages simultaneously.
  • Major international artists like Herbie Hancock, the patron of this edition, Mary J. Blige, IAM, Ibrahim Maalouf, Kamasi Washington, Abdullah Ibrahim & Terence Blanchard, Cory Henry, Roberto Fonseca, Henri Texier, Deluxe, Laura Mvula, De La Soul, Chinese Man and an exceptional closing evening with LAMOMALI L’aventure Malienne de –M-…
  • For the first time, 6000 people met for an open-air concert Gospel, free and accessible to all. In front of met success, Christian Estrosi decided to make of this moment a regular meeting of the Nice Jazz Festival.


  • 150 accredited journalists, national and international.


You can download the presentation brochure of the Village Partners.

For any further information, do not hesitate to contact us:

Nice Jazz Festival Director
Frédérica Randrianome Karsenty
Ph : (+33) 4 97 13 40 42