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Nice Jazz Festival 2018 official poster

Under the leadership of Robert Roux, the city councillor for cinema, art and the "Chantier 109" contemporary culture centre and the subdelegate for museums and contemporary music, art has been incorporated into the Nice Jazz Festival.
Nice Jazz Festival has a self-imposed obligation to be a crossroads of artistic disciplines.
A competition was launched last winter to create the new Nice Jazz Festival poster. Nearly 130 artists entered.
A jury made an initial selection of 70 works for the festival's 70 years.
The original pieces will be on display at the Villa Masséna, and reproductions will be shown in the public area of the festival site as part of a major exhibition devoted to 70 years of the Nice Jazz Festival. The artist BEN was selected for the official exhibition poster. A catalogue presenting the 70 works will also be published and available to the public. Of the 70 chosen designs, the work of Mauro Maugliani was selected to illustrate the 70th anniversary of the Nice Jazz Festival.
"The work is a homage to everyone who has contributed to the reputation of Nice across the world. It is a representation of the trumpeter Louis Armstrong, the quintessential icon of jazz and the star of the first festival in 1948, in a retro black-and-white atmosphere that only paint can recreate, in the liturgical rite that sees music in the same tonal rhythm of shapes and colours. ” Mauro Maugliani

L’affiche officielle du Nice Jazz Festival 2018

An eco-friendly festival

Gobelet éco cup NJF

Committed to a policy of sustainable development and environmental preservation in the context of its events, Metropole Nice Côte d’Azur has launched a local waste prevention scheme. Because individual actions must become collective, it is important for our city to set an example by making the sites it manages models of eco-friendliness, waste prevention and cleanliness. The scheme will cut the volume of waste generated by the festival by 80%.

A deposit that empowers

A deposit of € 1 is payable for each reusable cup. Customers can get their deposit back at any time, by returning their cup, or can keep it as a souvenir.

Other positives

less litter on the ground means less rubbish to clear up, collect, transport and process. This means that the human and financial resources allocated to these tasks can be reduced or assigned to other areas. Like every year, the City of Nice will distribute pocket ashtrays to keep the site clean. Sixty recycling points will be available to visitors around the festival site and surrounding area.

Special evening tuesday 17 july

TO CELEBRATE 70 YEARS OF THE NICE JAZZ FESTIVAL
The City of Nice invites you to a special evening of free or reduced-rate concerts so that as many people as possible can join the party!
Théâtre de Verdure :
THE AMAZING KEYSTONE BIG BAND "MONSIEUR DJANGO & LADY SWING"
PIERRE BERTRAND "CAJA NEGRA"
Free entry subject to availability

Masséna stage :
DEROBERT & THE HALF-TRUTHS
R + R = NOW WITH ROBERT GLASPER, TERRACE MARTIN, CHRISTIAN SCOTT, TAYLOR
MCFERRIN, DERRICK HODGE AND JUSTIN TYSON
JACK JOHNSON
Standard price: € 25
Children aged 10 to 16: € 15 €
Works council rate for children aged 10 to 16: € 12
Pass for two consecutive days, 16-17 July or 17-18 July 2018: € 50

Tribute to Simone Ginibre

Simone Ginibre left us on 6 March to join her husband Jean-Louis.

The Grande Parade du Jazz was born in 1974 at the Arènes de Cimiez, initiated by George Wein with Jean-Louis and Simone Ginibre.
The City of Nice will be paying tribute to those who brought the spirit of jazz to life in Nice for over 20 years. At the festival's opening event, about thirty Nice musicians will perform on the same stage: professionals, teachers and students from the Nice conservatory, united under the name of GRANDE PARADE! They will play the greatest works from the jazz repertoire, including nods to several iconic jazz musicians: Barney Wilen, Aimé Barelli, Bibi Rover, François Chassagnite…

THE JAZZ METROPOLIS

To celebrate 70 years of the Nice Jazz Festival, the Métropole is getting in tune with jazz.

The cream of jazz is Nice will be performing in Valdeblore, Saint-Martin-Vésubie, Carros, La Bollène Vésubie, Clans, Le Broc, Levens, Saint Sauveur-sur-Tinée, Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat and Bonson.

Have a look to this programmation: Programmation Jazz Métropole