For its second edition, the festival offers two appointments outside the city. Tonight at Cap’Découverte, place for a very groovy electro-jazz ensemble.
Albi Jazz 2022, here we go. Albi, but also the Tarn, will swing to the rhythm of the notes of this music that is unlike any other. To get off to a good start, there’s nothing better than tasting one of the most famous bands on the French scene. Electro Deluxe will perform tonight at the Cap’Découverte music house. Brass, bass, synth guitar, drums, crooner. Talent in store. With nearly 20 years on stage without a false note, Electro Deluxe is a jazzy reference. A tempo that grooves and makes the spectators get up. It is a certainty, you will not be disappointed. A fanfare start for this festival which will make the pleasure last until Sunday January 23rd.
The Cordeliers at the heart of the event
On Sunday January 17, the Apollo space in Mazamet will have the pleasure of welcoming Swing Bones & Nicolas Gardel at 5 p.m.
But most of the festival will take place in the Grand Théâtre d’Albi, in the streets of the prefecture, at the Athanor and in the luxury marquee (a magic mirror) installed on the Place des Cordeliers, which will be the center du Off and will welcome 250 people seated each evening to enjoy free concerts. The good news for the National Scene of Albi-Tarn, which organizes this event, is that the prefecture has validated the authorization to be able to serve food and drink to seated spectators. Jazz is always better with a little glass of wine and some snacks. While this marquee and the Athanor will allow spectators to freely enjoy these moments, the Grand Théâtre, which can accommodate 900 spectators (who will be able to access the room with a mask and a vaccination pass), will also play in the court of the big ones. On Thursday 20, it is the patron of the Festival, André Manoukian who will be on stage. Friday 21, make way for Nicolas Gardel & The Headbangers Big Band. On Saturday 22, the public will have the pleasure of (re)discovering Biréli Lagrène & Multiquarium Big Band. Finally on Sunday 23 at 5 p.m., Yelé and Dal Sasso Big Band will close the edition. Ears on the lookout, in the shops, the squares, the covered market, we will be able to come across impromptu, little “oxen” jazzmen who have come to liven up our days.