The Jazz festival in Antibes and Juan les Pins offers a rich programme of traditional jazz as well as pop, rock and world music at the Pinède Gould, a park near the sea.
Many famous names have graced the stage including Ray Charles, Carlos Santana, as well as international artists who bring all sorts of improvised music from many different cultures.
MONDAY, July 18
When Miles Davis arrived in Europe (and in Juan!) in 1963 he had, in his new quintet, standing shoulder to shoulder with Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter and Tony Williams, a twenty-three-year-old pianist, Herbie Hancock, whose obvious talent accompanied a project as promising as it was well-reasoned regarding the future of jazz: "It’s not about starting a competition with classical music, but building an art form which is every bit as good." There are indeed few artists who have explored such a vast range of musical genres as has this living jazz legend, incorporating free style in his jazz-rock, sparkles in his funk, electronic in his swing.