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Jazz in Juan-les-Pins 2023: a beautiful, very feminine set

2023-03-25T08:11:27.267Z


The 62nd festival in the seaside town will host stars as famous as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Angelique Kidjo, Imany, Fatoumata Diawara and Melody Gardot from July 10 to 21.


The 62nd edition of Jazz à Juan will offer, from July 10 to 21, a "

very feminine

" set, from Dee Dee Bridgewater to Angelique Kidjo and Melody Gardot, its organizers announced on Thursday.



Another peculiarity, "

50% of the artists present this year had never played in Juan-les-Pins

", explained Jean-Noël Ginibre, one of the three artistic advisers of the festival.

Our desire is to renew the programming

”, he added, citing in particular the American singer Samara Joy, the group Sixun or the guitarists Joe Bonamassa and Cory Wong.

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Facing the sea, under the Gould pine forest of Juan-les-Pins, one of the major meetings of the Côte d'Azur summer will resonate with the most beautiful contemporary voices of jazz with, to begin on July 10, Samara Joy, winner of two Grammys in 2023 (revelation of the year and best vocal jazz album).

Dee Dee Bridgewater comes to Juan for the 11th time

The same evening, Dee Dee Bridgewater, who had made her debut there in 1989 by replacing the legendary Sarah Vaughan at short notice, will tread Juan's stage for the 11th time, this time with a project in tribute to the diva Ella Fitzgerald.

Dee Dee Bridgewater in Juan in 2003

A female trio Imany, Angelique Kidjo and Fatoumata Diawara will host the evening of July 19.

The next day, place for the South Korean singer Youn Sun Nah, almost 20 years after she received the Jazz award at Juan Révélations, and for the American singer, author and composer Melody Gardot.



The American pianist Brad Mehldau, who hadn't played there since 2004, returns to Juan-les-Pins with a trio.

The virtuoso from Jacksonville (Florida), who ventured into pop-rock, also composed film scores such as that of "

Space Cowboys

" by Clint Eastwood in 2000. In the second part, Branford Marsalis and his saxophone, at the within a quartet, will play excerpts from his latest album "

The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul

".



One of the legends of disco and funk, guitarist Nile Rodgers, founder of the group Chic in the 70s, will electrify the public on July 18.

Another key moment was the concert on July 16 by the group Sixun, 13 years after their last stage appearance, followed by the three guitars of Thomas Dutronc, Rocky Gresset and Stochelo Rosenberg.

Source: lefigaro

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