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Weekend plans sorted with Monte-Carlo Jazz

Marcus Miller to open the festival on 16th November.From 16th November to 2nd December, the Opéra de Monte-Carlo's Salle Garnier will host a series of international acts under the continuing high patronage of Prince Albert II, of which the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival has enjoyed since its creation in 2006.

“This festivals allows us to discover and rediscover the biggest stars in jazz as well as the finest talents of today in a marvellous setting – a veritable temple of music,” says artistic director of Société des Bains de Mer Jean-René Palacio. “The festival reflects the nature of jazz: open to all musical trends, always respectful of tradition and inspired by the music of the world.”

Organisers have selected Marcus Miller (pictured) as the opening act of the festival on 16th November. He will present extracts from his latest album. Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles are also set to perform on the same night. The following evening, pianist and organist Laurent Coulondre will play ahead of a special performance by Stacey Kent who is to be accompanied by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte-Carlo. Sirius Plan and Glaswegian pop-rock band Texas will provide the soundtrack for 24th November ahead of Dhafer Youssef and The Corea/Gadd Band on the next night. For the final weekend of music, expect Django Memories Project and Diego El Cigala (30th November), James Carter’s Elektric Outlet and Les Triplettes de Belleville (1st December), and finally The Puppini Sisters and Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox (2nd December).

“The programme has been designed in the image of the 11 years of the festival,” adds Palacio, “and shows how jazz is always diverse, uninhibited and free.”

All concerts begin at 8.30pm and cost 80€. Reservations are highly recommended in advance of the shows as seats always sell out! For the full programme, please visit: