Jazz in full swing at La Villette
Jazz sounds the coming of autumn to Paris but the notes that resonate in the Grande Halle as part of the annual Jazz at La Villette festival let us cling on to the holiday season for a little longer. This year, such giants of the keyboard as Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner and Chucho Valdés will be challenged by their musical heirs, including Jacky Terrasson, Geri Allen and Craig Taborn as they celebrate the history of the Great Black Music and honour legends like John Coltrane. These 13 days of performances include concerts by Laura Mvula, Archi Shepp, Gogo Penguin and the hip-hop artiste, Nas, son of jazz musician Olu Dara. From fusion musicians to free jazz quartets, swing bands and world music, this is jazz for the 21st century. JR.
Jazz à la Villette, until September 11th, 2016
Concert schedule and reservations: www.jazzalavillette.com and Tel. 01 44 84 44 84
Philharmonie de Paris / Grande Halle de la Villette
Parc de la Villette 221 Avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris 19th
Photo: Jazz à la Villett