Jazz lovers won’t want to miss out on the Monte Carlo Jazz Festival. Under the high patronage of Prince Albert II, a programme of the finest international jazz artists has been lined up for this year’s event, which is taking place at the magnificent Salle Garnier of the Casino de Monte-Carlo from 24th November to 3rd December.
Manu Katché, Richard Bona, Ibrahim Maalouf, Al Jarreau and the NDR Bigband, and Wayne Shorter with his quartet are just some of the headline acts due to appear on the historic stage. As always, the Monte Carlo Jazz Festival is an opportunity to discover great, up-and-coming jazz artists with performances from trumpeter Airelle Besson, Sarah Lancman, the Malia/André Manoukian duo, and the Alune Wade and Harold López-Nussa quartet around their Havana-Paris-Dakar project. A special evening will be dedicated to Robert Charlebois who will be celebrating 50 years of song at the Opéra Garnier Monte Carlo. Madeleine Peyroux will also be sharing the billing with a presentation of her new album Secular Hymns.
As the festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016, the event is spreading into the casino and other Société des Bains de Mer establishments with the Funk Off fanfare, Mike Sanchez and many other exciting performances.