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AN new music festival born in Châteaubriant (Loire Atlantique) ! From July 1 to 3, 2022, the inhabitants of the territory will vibrate to the rhythm of jazz divas, a unique musical event orchestrated by the community of municipalities of Châteaubriant-Derval.
three days of concerts
Those three days of concerts completely free will be organized in several places in Châteaubriant, but also in Moisdon-la-Rivière (Loire Atlantique).
At high point: four jazz singers will transport the public in the jazz environment throughout this first edition. Three of them will perform on the new stage of the Duc d’Aumale promenade, below Châteaubriant castle, Friday, July 1, 2022 at 9:00 p.m. Y Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.. The four The artist will be present at the Moisdon-la-Rivière forge site, Sunday, July 3, 2022, at 4 p.m.
Jean-Philippe Vidal conductor and musician of Nantes, worked together with the community of municipalities to offer this new event unique in France. “It will be the only jazz festival in France dedicated to female voices of the existing 470”, rejoices this specialist in the world of jazz, director of the La Nuit du Jazz festival –which visits Châteaubriant every year– and founder of the Académie du Jazz de l’Ouest. “It will be the tenth edition this year that we organize La Nuit du Jazz at the Théâtre de Verre”, he recalls in passing, underlining Châteaubriant’s history with this music.
Celebrating female voices
The four artists on the poster have also been carefully chosen by him. “I wanted to propose artists who represent different styles in the history of jazz. All four are favourites. »
In order for this event to shine and attract a large audience, beyond local borders, the Divas du Jazz festival wants to distinguish itself from the others by putting theimportance of the role of women in the history of this popular music.
“The role of women in jazz is particularly underestimated, which is heresy when you know the history of jazz well. In the 80’s, if there hadn’t been singers like Diana Krall or Norah Jones, jazz today would no longer exist. »
Various scenes at Châteaubriant
From musical scenes will come to life throughout the festival, in the Place de la Motte, the esplanade of the covered market or the bandstand of Chateaubriant. From open scenarios will be opened in particular Friday and Saturday night, from 10:30 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. Anyone can participate in musical improvisations, in the pure spirit of popular jazz.
This festival, which will be renewed every year at this timewill also go to another common on the third day. For this first edition, the community of communes will animate the Moisdon Forge Sunday afternoon, from 1pm. At the same time, the intercommunality wants Highlight the tourist attractions in the area.
From exhibitions will also be discovered parallel to the concerts, media library of Châteaubriant where the great female figures of jazz will be honored, micro-madness, or even in covered market, where an exhibition will be proposed. the jazz group of the inter-municipal conservatory Terra Jazz Quintet will also participate in the parties of this first edition.
With this new event, the community of municipalities intends to bring music lovers closer to Châteaubriant so that they can discover the city and its surroundings during these three days of celebration. A regional and national communication is also planned to give the greatest possible resonance to this new main course of the summer.
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