Jazz au fil de l'Oise
Unmissable event for jazz lovers, the festival au fil de l’Oise, north-west of Paris, promises you this year a complete programme accompanied by some novelties to console yourself for the missed opportunity in 2020, when most concerts were postponed.
The cream of international jazz
For more than two months, saxophones, trumpets, pianos and guitars gave each other the blue note during concerts aimed as much at informed music lovers as the curious wishing to learn about the musical style of Duke Ellington or Miles Davis.
Jazz, music inherited from Afro-American communities in the United States from the end of the 19th century, has evolved over time, nowadays offering a range of influences and different styles to mix influences as evidenced by the eclectic selection of the festival.
The extent of the programme does not allow us to present everything to you, but keep in mind some of the key moments of the festival, in particular the arrival of Michel Portal, famous saxophonist and clarinettist who presents his new album rooted in sharing and openness, as a response to these long months of lockdown.
David Enhco Quartet meets the Quatuor Voce for a creation based on the confrontation of two aesthetics, between lightness and gravity, original pieces and covers of classical and pop music pieces.
On the creation side, Renaud Garcia-Fons, armed with his double bass, brings jazz to the crossroads of world music, classical music and traditional pieces, transforming his performance into a real journey to meet flamenco and Ottoman music.
For voices, find the ethereal and enchanting melodies of Lou Tavano who questions his relationship to the world by mixing his Latin origins and the original compositions of his Franco-British pianist Elexey Asantcheeff.
Go back to the origins of the arrival of jazz in Europe at the end of the First World War with the Paul Lay trio and his Deep Rivers or vibrate under the intense rhythms of the septet led by Yves Rousseau between progressive rock, chamber music and jazz.
And for those who can’t wait, don’t miss the festival presentation night from October 2. Let yourself be carried away in the dance by the wind instruments of the Art Sonic ensemble and its repertoire giving pride of place to the waltzes and ritornellos of Jo Privat at Gainsbourg during a small opening ball at Points Communs - New national stage in Cergy-Pontoise.
Real musical experiences
More than fifteen towns in the Val d’Oise department (including Bezon, Cergy, Herblay, L’Isle-Adam, Enghien-les-Bains and Montmorency) host the various concerts of the festival in their premises, offering choice settings for enjoying the music under optimal listening conditions.
Don’t miss two exceptional evenings organised under the leadership of flautist and composer Joce Mienniel. Live a unique experience on November 27 in the magnificent Royaumont abbey, during a gastronomic concert. Savour the music while admiring the art of the cooks trained by the Abbey’s chef. Sight, Hearing, Smell and Taste, awaken your senses! On December 17, for the festival closure, the visual arts accompany the music with 5 works by visual artist Fabienne Verdier which seem to come to life to the sound of musicians from all over the world.
From Japan to Ethiopia via Germany, the Val d’Oise is celebrating jazz as it should be this autumn 2021!
Find all of the programming on the festival’s website and remember to book your seats.
Access and contact
Days and opening hours
From 08/10 to 17/12/2021, daily.
- Reduced price: 8 to 18 € (-18 years old: 10 €), Adult: 13 to 26 €.
Free entry for children < 10 years.
Festival Pass 200€ : 22 concerts The Pass is nominative and gives access to the concerts of the 2021 edition, except - JAN GARBAREK featuring TRILOK GURTU on October 8, 2021 - La Grande Table dinner concert on November 27, 2021.