This year, from July 18-21, the Nice Jazz Festival will once again feature a diverse array of spectacular artists both new and highly recognized from around the world at the Théâtre de Verdure and Place Masséna. Not only will the schedule offer great jazz, but also contemporary and world music, so that there will be something to appeal to almost anyone’s musical tastes.
Headlining the festival and who most people are looking forward to seeing is the ultra-cool and legendary Sir Tom Jones, including other such talents as Herbie Hancock, Grammy winner Diana Reeve, Juliette Armanet, and bassist Dave Holland, among many others.
The Nice Jazz Festival dates back to 1948 and is regarded as the world’s first-ever dedicated jazz festival. That first year, the event was broadcast live on French radio and featured the incomparable Louis Armstrong as the top-billed act. Tickets start at €40, with two-day passes going for €75 but get your tickets fast as the concerts tend to book out quickly.