Christian Estrosi, Deputy Mayor of Nice and President of Nice Côte d’Azur, wanted to give back to the Nice Jazz Festival, first Jazz festival created in France in 1948, a true worldwide fame.

Hence a high-quality programming, the selection of an artistic director and of a new venue to better serve the shows and the reputation of the festival, and the return of the festival to the helm of the Direction of Communications and Events of the City of Nice.



With the Nice Jazz Festival, Nice becomes a pioneer of a type of diffusion and marketing of jazz that brings it beyond a restricted circle of connoisseurs.

But the event is only repeated in Nice after a 23-year hiatus. In 1971, Nice takes over for Antibes (who suspended its festival for two years) at the Théâtre de Verdure and in the Gardens of the Albert 1er Square before really taking off in 1974.

The Nice Jazz Festival is the first of the great French jazz festivals to open wide his arms to the new generation: it reflects the jazz of today and tomorrow through its lineup. Jazz will mix with electro to hip hop with a touch of funk disco.

The Nice Jazz Festival In and Off welcomed over 45,000 spectators who attended the outdoor party eagerly awaited by all the French Riviera.

Nice Jazz Festival

Theatre de Verdure

Numerous world renowned artists have again graced the Massena stage and the Theatre de Verdure to name but a few Richard Galliano, Keziah Jones, Ibrahim Maalouf, Joshua Redman and living legends such as the Gipsy Kings, Deep Purple or Dr. John.

The frequency of trains will be increased during the larger inflows of people: a train every 10 minutes from 9 pm to the end of the service.

You can use the 5 relays car parks “Parcazur” available.

They will enable you to reach the city center by public transport (tram or bus) without worrying about your vehicle.

Each reusable tumbler will need a deposit of 1€. Each visitor will easily obtain them in the pits for that purpose before going to the bar of choice. The deposit empowers each user. Thus, the reusable glass is not abandoned.

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