The Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés Festival returns from May 10 to 17, 2023

The Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés Festival, one of the most iconic cultural events in the world of jazz, has announced its much-anticipated return to Paris from May 10 to 17, 2023.

The festival is set to transform the charming district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés on Paris’s Left Bank — with its cobbled streets, historic buildings and café culture — into a musical celebration, where jazz enthusiasts can bask in the cacophony of sound by some of the world’s finest musicians.

The festival takes place in a variety of settings, from public spaces and streets to indoor venues such as La Sorbonne University, the Odéon Theatre, Sciences-Po and even the Saint-Sulpice Church.

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The festival’s program is set to enthral audiences with an exceptional lineup of musicians. Take your pick from the mesmerizing Yaron Herman Piano Solo on May 10th at the Monnaie de Paris – Cour d’honneur. Or how about Rhoda Scott and Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin, accompanied by Ronald Baker, who will take to the stage at the stunning Eglise Saint-Sulpice at 8:30 pm. American soul jazz organist and singer Rhoda Scott, is sure to deliver a soulful and electrifying performance that will leave audiences wanting more.

On May 13th, head to the mairie of the 6th arrondissement at 3pm for the Thomas Curbillon Quartet. Curbillon, bowled over critics with his debut album Place Ste Opportune when he combined jazz and swing with classic French songs.

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to experience some of the finest jazz musicians in the heart of Paris. The Festival Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés promises to be an unforgettable event that will leave you wanting more.

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Top photo by Yan Krukau.

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