The Paris Jazz Festival is an annual event that is held every summer. The festival gives participants the chance to hear great jazz music in a beautiful Parisian park setting. Paris has an impressive reputation for being a jazz hub, and this festival allows both Paris natives and visitors to witness this lively music scene.
The Paris Jazz festival is going on from now until July 29th, 2012 at the Parc Floral de Paris. The festival invites jazz artists from the four corners of the world to come to Paris in order to let their music be heard by a diverse group of spectators. More than 30 concerts have been scheduled for the next month and a half, and each weekend is devoted to a special theme.
This festival has become a time-honored tradition in Paris and allows music lovers to expose themselves to a diverse set of sounds. From June 16 to June 17, the weekend is dedicated to jazz from the East. During the weekend of June 23 and June 24, there will be trumpets to entertain concert-goers. The following weekend, great legends of jazz, such as Duke Ellington and Nina Simone will be honored. Other weekend themes include the blues and African influences. Guests staying at one of the Grands Hotels Parisiens for more than one weekend can even treat themselves to a diverse variety of themes.
Different days have different atmospheres, and visitors can plan accordingly. Saturday night concerts are performed on a stage set on a barge floating on the water and surrounded by the natural floral elements of the park. Sunday afternoon concerts are organized around big picnics that encourage interaction among concert-goers.
The Parc Floral is a must-see for any Paris visitor, and now there is one more reason to check out this beautiful natural oasis, which is located a short distance away from the city of Paris and is accessible by subway.