The event of the summer in Nice

The event of the summer in Nice

The Nice Jazz Festival 2018 is celebrating its 70th Anniversary! The flagship event of the summer in Nice, that will take place a few minutes on foot away from the Best Western Plus Hôtel Brice Garden Nice, between the Place Masséna and the Théâtre de Verdure, from 16th to 21st July 2018. There will be several surprises for devoted fans of Jazz, including the presence of Gregory Porter, one of the most charismatic singers of modern jazz, who is sponsoring this year's festival.


A 70th Anniversary unlike any other!

For the 70thAnniversary of the Nice Jazz Festival, there are several surprises awaiting the public: 

  • An exceptional exhibition on the history of the Nice Jazz Festival from 7th July to 15th October at the Villa Masséna.
  • The artist Pierre Bertrand, prizewinner of the Unclassifiable Album at the Victoires du Jazz ceremony, will put together a stage full of Nice's jazz musicians in homage to Simone Ginibre.
  • A publication dedicated to the Nice Jazz Festival has been produced in collaboration with Editions Gilletta
  • And for the first time, other areas of the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan area will also be hosting concerts throughout the Festival! Valdeblore, Saint-Martin-Vésubie, Carros, La Bollène Vésubie, Clans, Le Broc, Levens, Saint-Sauveur sur Tinée, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, and Bonson. Jazz music will echo the whole length of the Côte d’Azur.


For this Anniversary festival, the Mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, wanted a programme that would appeal to all the generations, with stars such as Orelsan, Jack Johnson and Massive Attack.


Nice Jazz Festival - © Maxppp


Gregory Porter: sponsor of the Nice Jazz Festival 2018

Gregory Porter will perform at the opening concert of the Nice Jazz Festival 2018, accompanied by the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Nice Opera. Considered as the "Boss of Jazz and Soul", Gregory Porter has produced numerous albums and won many prizes, including a Grammy in 2014, for the best Jazz album of the year.  

At each of his performances, Gregory Porter simply transports the crowd, with his poise and his ever more astonishing compositions.


© Eric Umphery - DR


Holidaymakers and locals alike will once again rock to the sounds of Jazz in the heart of Nice this summer.
This 70th Anniversary
Festival will be a memorable one, so book your tickets quickly and enjoy a stay at the Best Western Plus Hôtel Brice Garden Nice, close to the festival!