Jazz in Juan kicks off July 11

This year is the 49th anniversary of Jazz in Juan, the jazz festival just outside Cannes itself. It is recognised as a very relaxed event. Highlights this year include a tribute to Sidney Bechet, New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint, Stanley Clark, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten. Non-jazz performers include Jamie Cullem, Joss Stone and Jeff Beck. The Pinède will also feature big bands and strolling players every evening. For details, visit Jazz in Juan. Visitors to Juan-les-Pins should look out for the handprints of some 50 classic performers that have played there, including Fats Waller, Al Jarreau and Stéphane Grapelli.

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