Jazz Performers Working Magic Just Outside Paris:
Jazz fans visiting Paris might instinctively attempt to track the ghosts of greats like Dizzy Gillespie or Django Reinhardt at some of the city's more classical jazz clubs, but the contemporary pulse of jazz-- with the exception of edgier clubs like New Morning-- is mostly now found in the northern suburbs. The Paris jazz festival dubbed Banlieues Bleues takes the northern towns of St Denis, Pantin and others by storm every year in the early spring, proffering a dizzying program of jazz talents from around the world. All genres, from Afro-Cuban rhythms, New Orleans style, to acid and experimental, are represented.
Banlieues Bleues 2013 Program Overview:
The 2013 Banlieue Bleues Jazz Festival is on from April 5th-26th and features a full roster of performances from fresh and established artists from around the globe, including the Surnatural Orchestra and the Magnetic Ensemble, Orlando Julius and the Heliocentrics, and Afro-Cuban ensemble Juan de Marcos.
Reserving Tickets and Participating Venues:
When: April 5th to April 26th, 2013
Tickets: Tickets for single concerts are 6-18 Euros in 2013. If you want to see several shows, consider a "Pass Festival" card, good for entry to three performances of your choice among a selection of 11, then a reduced price for additional shows.
To Reserve: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call +33 (0)1 49 22 10 10 to debit your card immediately. Reservations are highly recommended as shows sell out fast. You can also reserve online here (In French, browse concerts and click "Reservez vos places").
Locations: Various locations around the Seine-St-Denis region-- see more below.
2013 Locations and Full Program:
This year's festival takes place at 20 different venues across the Seine-St-Denis region, making up several towns in Paris' northern suburbs. Main metro/RER stations include Aubervilliers - Pantin - Quatre Chemins, Porte de Pantin and Stade de France/St Denis. To get oriented, visit the welcome center at La Dynamo, located at 9, rue Gabrielle Josserand in Pantin (Metro Aubervilliers-- Line 7).
2013 Program Details and Venues
To view the full program and list of venues for the 2013 festival, visit this page at the official website
. The program is exclusively in French, unfortunately, but you can find information on the show's location by clicking on the pink "en savoir +" links below each show description. The main program is also detailed below. For more information on venue locations and to buy tickets and passes, contact the festival by email at email@example.com or call +33 (0)1 49 22 10 10.