Sir Tom Jones to headline Nice Jazz Festival 

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The legendary Tom Jones will be joined by top talent including Herbie Hancock and the Tower of Power at the Nice Jazz Festival next month.

This year, the Théâtre de Verdure and Place Masséna will host talented musicians from all over the world for four spectacular nights of music. The diverse schedule has not only great jazz, but also contemporary and world music, giving the event a “something-for-everyone” appeal. 

The artists set to perform include the five-time grammy winner Dianne Reeves, Herbie Hancock, Tower of Power, jazz bassist Dave Holland, powerful disco singer Juliette Armanet, Latin-Caribbean artists Yuri Buenaventura and Roberto Fonseca, and eclectic performer -M-… Not forgetting the headline act Tom Jones! 


Nice Jazz dates back to 1948 and counts itself as the world’s first ever dedicated jazz festival. That first year, the event took place in February, after Carnival, in the opera house and the old casino on Place Masséna. It was broadcast live on French radio and featured the incomparable Louis Armstrong as the top billed act.  


In addition to the festival, which will have performances running at both venues simultaneously, there are plenty of side events too this July, such as Jazz Off on 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 16th July on the hill of the Château, which will feature the Boom Brass Band, the Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra, a swing master class, and music from The Peaky Sliders.  

There will also be the return of Nice Jazz Festival Sessions. The line-up hasn’t been released yet, but the organisers say it will be coming soon.  

The Nice Jazz Festival runs from 18th to 21st July. Tickets start at €40, with two-day passes going for €75. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.


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