Montauban. Things will swing at the Fabrique du jazz!

Piano bar, musical games, exhibitions, conferences, talks or strolls, jazz in all its forms is in the spotlight. For its 3rd edition, the Fabrique du jazz returns from 23 to 26 September with an ambitious program that begins this evening at 17 h at the Memo media library with “Literary and jazzistic strolls”.

Back to New Orleans

Charleston, lindy hop or even cake walk or tap dance, names that don’t mean much to you and it’s a good opportunity to discover more and more on the world of jazz. A hint: this year, the Fabrique du jazz will make the whole city swing! So the festival starts and ends with dance concerts. Notably, the first which will trace 100 years of jazz dance practiced in clubs in New Orleans.

The inaugural evening will take place Thursday at 19 h on the forecourt of the Olympe de Gouges theater with the opening of the festival’s photographic exhibition and the music of “Eric Lozano Sextet”. It will be followed by the concert of The Blinkers “FEET” at 21 h, 05 euros with the Jazz Pass.

La Fabrique du jazz aims to return to the sources of jazz while opening the door to developments in the genre. It pays tribute to Hugues Panassié (1912 – 1974), the first great critic of francophone jazz recognized around the world, producer, writer and radio host. Installed in 1942 in Montauban, he will receive in his house in the suburb of Moustier, the biggest names in black American music for about thirty years. Thanks to Hugues Panassié, Montauban becomes one of the capitals of jazz, where we play, sing and think about the jazz of tomorrow.

For four days, jazz will resonate in the streets through strolls and concerts. With this third edition, the Fabrique du jazz confirms its anchoring in the cultural landscape of Montauban.

Information and ticketing: Olympe de Gouges theater. Phone. 05 63 21 02 40. www.spectacles.montauban.com

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