For eleven nights from July 14-23, 2017, Jazz à Juan in Juan-les-Pins offers two top-tier concerts nightly on the Riviera’s most stunning sunset sea-view stage, in the village of Juan-les-Pins, near Antibes.
This is the festival for jazz purists, and last year’s edition included such luminaries as Didier Lockwood, Buddy Guy, Archie Shepp, Charles Lloyd, Hugh Coltman, Diana Krall, Richard Bona, Selah Sue, Marcus Miller, Eddy Mitchell big band, Robin McKelle, Paolo Conte and Earth Wind and Fire, just to name a few. Click here for the full program.
Cost: This festival is known for being top, both in quality and price, but in fact there are many tickets available in the 20-30€ range, even some at 15€, and really, there are no bad seats. Order tickets here.
Plus, there are three free nights…
- The Best of “Off” on the first Sunday which takes place in the streets of Antibes and Juan les Pins,
- The Gospel night on the last Sunday, both of which just have free entry,
- …and the opening night, which is free but requires a ticket available from the Antibes and Juan les Pins tourist office starting in June.
There are also nightly free ‘Jazz en Scene’ concerts at place De-Gaulle in Antibes and at the Petite Pinède in Juan-les-Pins. And finally the ‘After’ party jam sessions at the Plage Ambassadeurs (AC Marriott Beach), but expect to buy a pricey cocktail. Click here for the schedule of free ‘Off’ events.
Access: Not great… by motorcycle is best, or by car with paid parking. The train (Juan les Pins stop) would be good except that on weeknights the last train is around 10pm, so you have to leave early! On weekends it’s closer to midnight, but that still makes it a bit tight.
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