D’Jazz Neverstranslation / traduction : Angela Chippendale
- Presentation and historic
- D’Jazz Nevers Festival 2016
- Team and contact
Created in 1987, D'Jazz Nevers set itself the mission of spreading jazz and improvised music. It supports the creation and development of awareness and artistic education through three programs:
— The D'Jazz Nevers Festival is an intense week of jazz taking place every year around November 11 and attracts international artists and French and European music industry professionals.
— The D’Jazz Season Nevers Nièvre, a season of concerts between January and May in various locations around Nevers and in the department of La Nièvre.
— Jazz-Club ‘des Palais’ is a regular event combining the pleasures of music and wine from October to May in Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire (in partnership with BIVC, Inter-professional Office of Wine of the Centre Loire).Historic :
It was in April 1987 when the first chords resonated at the ‘Rencontres internationales de Jazz’ in Nevers (Nevers Jazz Festival today). Those ten first concerts, organized by the ‘la Maison de la Culture’ in Nevers already displayed the tone of a festival focused primarily by the instinct of the discovery of a constantly changing music without denying the great figures who, from across the Atlantic, wrote the chapters in the history of jazz. This choice of language already marked a certain singularity in the approach: the refusal of a "festival catalog", that is to say, a series of concerts without coherence and willingness to enable exchanges and meetings between musicians and with the public.
The uniqueness and character of the jazz and contemporary improvised music scene in France and more widely in Europe will in time become its signature.
In 1988 the festival was made independent by the creation of the association D'Jazz Nevers. The new autumn programme (early November) offered presentations that sailed between ‘la Maison du Culture’ and the community theatre and which very quickly became a quintessential event of the music calendar.
The festival and its passionate supporters are led by professional "volunteers" including Roger Fontanel who as chairman, artistic and general manager, is spear-heading an expansion and emerging as an important component in the hexagonal landscape of the dissemination of this music.
Thanks to the dynamics of the creation of the Regional Centre of Jazz in Nevers, Bourgogne (Burgundy) in 2000, the team's professionalism continues.
From a simple five-day festival with two concerts per day, the project has evolved quite rapidly by offering more concerts over a longer period and by way of investing in the city, across different locations (Auditorium Jean-Jaurès, P.A.C. des Ouches, Café Charbon) which now have their own identities during the festival.
In 1995 the project evolved significantly and found its bearings with the creation of the season in Nevers and the Nièvre (Nevers Nièvre Jazz Season) offering regular musical events and also allowing the development of cultural activities and arts education throughout the whole region. This development is in line with the festival’s public partners and sponsors who have formalized their support in a multi-year agreement after positive evaluations of the objectives achieved so far.
Creating a ‘Sponsors Club’ in 2007 formalized already existing partnerships with companies throughout Nevers and Nièvre giving impetus and a new dynamism economically which benefits every aspect of the festival.
In 2010 ‘la Maison de la Culture’ invested totally in the festival following the closure of the community theatre.
So what next? Back to basics? A new start? Marked as the emblematic venue of the festival, the Theatre had naturally been a real icon of the programme. Yet this event brought a new level of focus towards the festival by ‘la Maison de la Culture’. Thanks to this new focus, the festival can now offer more adapted venues which allow a better experience of sharing between artists and the public. The enjoyment of the audience is now enhanced by virtue of greater visibility. The name change for D' Jazz Nevers Festival also reflects this renewed dynamism.
In 2012, D'Jazz Nevers set itself a new challenge: the creation of a jazz club (le Jazz-Club des Palais) in partnership with the city of Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire, already a successful collaborator of the jazz season. This was a new venture which made the sharing of music and cultural collaboration more accessible for all. The ultimate ambition is to ensure an enduring and unique venue which continues to enrich music in La Nievre
As for the future, it is the prospect of a "place of musical fusion”, creation and diffusion to the public in Nevers shared with all the cultural participants of the Niévre that animates D'Jazz. The season has relinquished its itinerant status to become an ever increasingly popular perennial event.
- 5 – 12 November 2016
> Check out the programme of this 30th annual festival
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS 30TH ANNUAL FESTIVALConcerts , expositions, jam sessions, multi-media … More than 50 events throughout Nevers!
Iconic musicians and ensembles : Erik Truffaz, Avishai Cohen, John Scofield, John Surman, Gary Peacock, Louis Sclavis, Paolo Fresu, Hamid Drake, Michel Portal, Joachim Kühn, Marc Ducret…
New venues : la cathédrale Saint-Cyr-et-Sainte-Julitte (solo concert John Surman ), l’Eglise Sainte-Bernadette du Banlay (concert Quatuor Machaud) le Palais Ducal (solo concert Joachim Florent) l’esplanade du Théâtre (concert La Belle Image) la Médiathèque Jean Jaurès (exposition « L’univers de Fred » ( Fred’s Universe).
Four D’Jazz Nevers creations :
- Brotherhood Heritage, the occasion to discover the repertoire of Chris McGregor, South- African pianist and creator of multi-racial big band « Brotherhood of Breath » that lit up the European jazz scene in the 70’s and 80’s.
- Voodoo, inspired by a hoped for collaboration that never took place between Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix (project led by Philippe Gordiani).
- The very promising combination of trio Sylvain Kassap, Benjamin Duboc and Hamid Drake.
- La Juste Part « La Bête à sept têtes », a youth concert supported by Clement Gibert, propose school screenings all the festival week on the “D'Bout Choux” tour and a screening open to the public on 11 November.
An exceptional anniversary closing evening will make its debut with the highly anticipated John Scofield, followed by the techno-trance rhythms of Magnetic Ensemble until late in the halls of la Maison de la Culture. Not to mention a few surprises...
- INFORMATION / RESERVATIONS:
03 86 57 00 00 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment accepted by cash, checks issued in France, credit cards, and ‘Chèques Vacances’ holiday vouchers.THE FESTIVAL
TICKET OFFICE OPENS Friday, September 16 for the public presentation evening D'Jazz Nevers Festival 2016.
→ Download the order form and pricesTicket Offices :
- From 17 September to 4 November at the Tourist Office of Nevers.
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 3:30 pm to 6 pm.
- From November 5 - 12 at La Maison de la Culture, Nevers.
Open daily (except Sunday) from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm to 11 pm.
- On site, 30 minutes before the concert begins (subject to availability).Order by mail
Return the order form (above) and your contact information and your payment to:
D'Jazz Nevers, BP 824, 58008 Nevers Cedex.
Seats will be allocated promptly.
The concerts are free admission without a reservation. Tickets will be issued only at the venue 30 minutes before the concerts.THE SEASON
→ SINGLE TICKET 8 € / Free for children under 10 years.
Tickets on sale at the door 30 minutes before the concerts (subject to availability).
To obtain special offers, apply for your D’Jazz card.THE JAZZ-CLUB
→ SINGLE RATE € 8 / Free for children under 10 years.
- The Tourist Office of Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire
- Tickets on sale at the door 30 minutes before the concerts (subject to availability).
To obtain benefits, consider asking your D'Jazz card.CARD D’JAZZ
Attend four concerts and the 5th is free.
The card D’Jazz is valid for 12 months for all concerts of Jazz-Club ‘des Palais’ and all €8 concerts in the D’Jazz, Nevers La Nièvre season. Pick up your free D’Jazz card at the venue on concert nights.
- Team :
Roger Fontanel director - email@example.com
Geneviève Herbreteau general coordination / cultural action - firstname.lastname@example.org
Laure Barody communication / public relations / regional press - email@example.com
Benoit Roussel administrator / accountant
Corinne Guillaumie administrative assistant - firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick Peignelin stage manager
Marie-Claude Nouy festival press secretary (national press / media partners) - email@example.com
Emilie Richez ticketing - firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrik Aveillan graphic design - www.patrik-aveillan.net
A special mention to the team of volunteers and technicians that help make it all possible.Contact :
Submit your artistic proposals for future programs:
Tel. 03 86 57 88 51 - Email: email@example.com
3 bis, place des Reines-de-Pologne
BP 824 - 58008 NEVERS Cedex
Tel. 03 86 57 88 51 – firstname.lastname@example.org