The Jazz à Juan festival – often known as the the Antibes Jazz festival – has a tasty line-up for 2012. Top headliners include the gutsy crooner Tom Jones, the veteran sax payer Sonny Rollins (still being called the best living sax player), Norah Jones, the impossibly talented and groovy Bobby McFerrin and Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock & Jack DeJohnette. This year’s dates are July 12-22, 2012.
Jazz and good vibes
Jazz à Juan is nothing if not a fun festival. In addition to the big names that play on the main stage, there are loads of activities in the town and around the venue. There are marching bands, new talents and lots of other stuff. And let’s not forget the almost-obligatory good vibe acts. This year they include Chic featuring Nile Rodgers and Kool & The Gang. Not many people know that Kool & The Gang can be traced back to a high school band called The Jazziacs. But don’t expect too many post-bop meanderings.
For the full Jazz à Juan programme.