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Come and celebrate the beginning of summer in music with La Défense Jazz Festival!


  • From June 21, 2021 to June 27, 2021
Affiche La Défense Jazz Festival 2021 (c) Département des Hauts-de-Seine

This is an event not to be missed! From 21 to 27 June 2021, the Hauts-de-Seine Department is organising the 44th La Défense Jazz Festival at the foot of the Grande Arche, entirely free and in the open air. You are going to enjoy your lunchtimes and evenings at Paris La Défense....

After several months without concerts and to celebrate the arrival of summer, La Défense Jazz Festival is back with emerging and established artists from various musical backgrounds. From 21 to 27 June, at lunchtime and in the evening, at afterwork time, the event offers jazz lovers the chance to discover or rediscover Melody Gardot, Asaf Avidan, Rouge, Nubyian Twist, or André Manoukian's creation "Hauts-les-Chœurs". The concerts are all free, open air and organised with respect for barrier-free practices. A health protocol is in place (access control, wearing of masks, gel provided, physical distancing, etc.). On weekends, the concerts are also free, but reservations are required. Be prepared! The ticket office opens at the beginning of June.

Program of La Défense Jazz Festival 2021

Monday 21st June
Lunchtime concerts:

  • Leon Phal Quintet
  • Laurent Bardainne & Tigre d'eau douce

**Tuesday 22nd June*
Lunchtime concerts:**

  • Yessaï Karapetian
  • Gabriel Gosse Afterwork concerts:
  • André Manoukian creation "Hauts-les-Chœurs

Wednesday 23 June
Lunchtime concerts:

  • Red
  • Samuel Strouk Afterwork concerts:
  • 44th National Jazz Competition (top three bands)

Thursday 24th June
Lunchtime concerts:

  • Sahra Halgan
  • SONGØ Afterwork concerts * Sahra Halgan
  • 44th National Jazz Competition (last three bands)

Friday 25th June
Lunchtime concerts:

  • Jose Mienniel
  • Samy Thiebault Afterwork concerts:
  • Manu Katché - The ScOpe

Weekend concerts (reservation required)
Saturday 26 June:

  • 7.30 - 8.10 pm: Ana Carla Maza
  • 8.40pm - 9.40pm: Melody Gardot

Sunday 27 June:

  • 7pm - 7.40pm: Kristel
  • 8.10-9.40pm: Asaf Avidan

Practical information

From 21st to 27th June 2021
Parvis de Paris La Défense, at the foot of the Grande Arche
Free of charge - reservation required at weekends only
Concerts during the week from 12pm to 2pm
Afterwork concerts from 6pm to 8pm
Weekend concerts from 7pm to 9:45pm