For more than 70 years, the city of Nice has been celebrating jazz music and artists. Starting in 1948, the Nice Jazz Festival has witnessed some of the most famous and popular jazz musicians perform, such as Louis Amstrong, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie or even Miles Davis.
An exhibition celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Nice Jazz Festival was launched at the beginning of July in the presence of the city delegate for museums and contemporary arts, Gérard Baudoux, as well as the municipal councillors for opera, cinema and contemporary music, André Chauvet and Robert Roux.
The Masséna Museum will be hosting the exhibition entitled Jazzin’ Nice: 70 Ans d’Amour du Jazz (translation: Jazzin’ Nice: 70 Years of Jazz Loving) until 15th October. The exhibition retraces the history of the festival through pictures, posters, vinyl records, concert and interview videos, and even music instruments that belonged to artists who performed during a festival edition. It is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to discover the strong and perhaps surprising link that exists between the city and jazz music. Who would have known that Nice held the first ever official jazz festival?
Jazz’in Nice: 70 ans d’amour du Jazz
Until October 15th
Open from 10am to 6pm (every day except Tuesday)