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The 13th edition of the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival will be longer than previous editions, spanning several autumn weekends.
Jean-René Palacio, artistic director of the SBM, said that the Festival will continue into December, as more artists have been booked for the popular annual season. The main focus of the Festival will be the Salle Garnier, although the Festival will open on October 27 with Gregory Porter and a Night of Blues at the Salle des Etoiles, providing a natural succession to the summer concerts.
The next day, Bobby McFerrin, of ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy,’ fame will head the bill, while on November 18 Russian pianist Denis Matsuev will be the guest of the festival, tackling an array of jazz standards.
Among the highlights of the festival will be the night of celebration on November 23 of the 130 years of the relationship between Monaco and New Orleans, birthplace of Princess Alice. “Rather than invite artists from New Orleans, we chose to give Stephane Sanseverino carte blanche to reinterpret the music of the region,” said Jean-René Palacio.
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