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Nice Jazz Festival - Music Festival in French Riviera.
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During World War II, Americans and Europeans exchanged gunfire and grenades, and ultimately lost millions of lives. However, allies shared bits of culture with one another too -- in fact, one thing the French learned... ... read more

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Phil Collins Big Band - "Sussudio" Live Nice Jazz Festival 1998 - Official Part 1/2
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Phil Collins Big Band - "Sussudio" Live Nice Jazz Festival 1998 - Official Part 1/2 60,783 views
Leonard Cohen Live @ Nice Jazz Festival, 22.7.2008 17,290 views
Lucky Peterson - Nice Jazz Festival 1999 7,890 views
Emir Kusturica - Nice Jazz Festival 953 views
Trombone Shorty Nice Jazz Fest 2011 640 views
Phil Collins & Phil Collins Big Band - In The Air Tonight (Live in Nice Jazz Festival - 1998) 1,153 views
Mike Stern and Didier Lockwood @ Nice Jazz Festival 2011 1,150 views
Elvin Jones - Nice Jazz Festival 2000 (Official) 319 views

Nice Jazz Festival Description

Nice Jazz Festival - Music Festival in French Riviera.

During World War II, Americans and Europeans exchanged gunfire and grenades, and ultimately lost millions of lives. However, allies shared bits of culture with one another too -- in fact, one thing the French learned from Americans was “bop” music, or jazz, as we know it today.

In 1948, the great tradition of jazz in the French Riviera started when Deputy Mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi brought the first Nice Jazz Festival to his people. Louis Armstrong, who performed under the beautiful glass roof of the Nice City Casino, left a lasting impression on both the festival-goers and French culture.

Over the years, Herbie Hancock, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, and Dizzy Gillespie have all wowed crowds at the Nice Jazz Festival. Year in and year out, the Nice Jazz Festival provides the world with its flashiest and most prestigious celebration of jazz’s past, present, and future.

One-day tickets for the Nice Jazz Festival are around €35, while five-day passes run around €120. The Nice Jazz Festival takes place at Place Masséna and Théâtre de Verdure, which are accessible by trolley car, bus, and train. 

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