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Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival 2018

The Amazing Keystone BandThe 2018 Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival is taking place from 13th November to 2nd December at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo.

Under the high patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco, the event continues to attract the top names in modern jazz. The 13th edition’s programme proves that jazz is still quite diverse and free in its expression  – open to all musical trends, but always leaving room for tradition. For jazz lovers and newcomers as well, the festival welcomes some of the biggest legends of jazz, as well as today’s fresh new talent.

Starting with tradition, Gregory Porter will open the Festival on 13th November in the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, the beautiful and historic centre for music and art. The following day will feature a fresh new voice to the jazz world, Youn Sun Nah, the Korean singer who was first scouted in Juan-les-Pins. She will be performing from her new album She Moves On which pays homage

Youn Sun Nah (c) Sung Yull Nah

 to great American songwriters like Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, and Lou Reed. The festival line-up also includes Marcus Miller & Selah Sue, John McLaughlin, Bobby McFerrin, Robin McKelle, Manu  Katché, Hugh Coltman, Eric Legnini, Vincent Peirani, Electro Deluxe, Cyrille Aimée, and the Keystone Big Band. The festival will play host to other musical genres as well, welcoming pianist Denis Matsuev’s jazz repertoire, Sanseverino, and Benjamin Biolay & Melvil Poupaud.

Last, but certainly not least, the festival wraps up with Boy George and the Culture Club. You definitely don't want to miss this.

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