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Thursday
30/08

Concerts

Concert
8:00pm
Jazz à la Villette
8:00pm
Grande Halle de La Villette
Two new afro-jazz phenomenons, Tshegue and BCUC, followed by t he return to the stage of one of the biggest voices on the African continent, celebrating a career spanning half a century: Salif Keita.
Grande Halle de La Villette
Two new afro-jazz phenomenons, Tshegue and BCUC, followed by t he return to the stage of one of the biggest voices on the African continent, celebrating a career spanning half a century: Salif Keita.

Activities

Friday
31/08

Concerts

Concert
8:00pm
Jazz à la Villette
8:00pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Ten years after the release of Gently Disturbed, this Israeli bassist re-engages with his two accomplices in the trio that sparked it all: pianist Shai Maestro and drummer Mark Guiliana
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Ten years after the release of Gently Disturbed, this Israeli bassist re-engages with his two accomplices in the trio that sparked it all: pianist Shai Maestro and drummer Mark Guiliana
Concert
8:00pm
Jazz à la Villette
8:00pm
Cabaret Sauvage
Highly influenced by J Dilla and Madlib, Alfa Mist is one of London's most prolific hip hop jazz beatmaker. A new classic signature on the English label Ninja Tune, Jordan Rakei produces a hybrid soul that is just as much the child of jazz and...
Cabaret Sauvage
Highly influenced by J Dilla and Madlib, Alfa Mist is one of London's most prolific hip hop jazz beatmaker. A new classic signature on the English label Ninja Tune, Jordan Rakei produces a hybrid soul that is just as much the child of jazz and...

Activities

Saturday
1/09

Concerts

Show for kids
11:00am
Jazz à la Villette
11:00am
Le Studio - Philharmonie
After the incredible epic of Jazzoo, the Swedish quintet Oddjob continues the adventure with Jazzoo 2 and a set new set of masterfully presented animalesque episodes.
Le Studio - Philharmonie
After the incredible epic of Jazzoo, the Swedish quintet Oddjob continues the adventure with Jazzoo 2 and a set new set of masterfully presented animalesque episodes.
Show for kids
4:00pm
Jazz à la Villette
4:00pm
Le Studio - Philharmonie
After the incredible epic of Jazzoo, the Swedish quintet Oddjob continues the adventure with Jazzoo 2 and a set new set of masterfully presented animalesque episodes.
Le Studio - Philharmonie
After the incredible epic of Jazzoo, the Swedish quintet Oddjob continues the adventure with Jazzoo 2 and a set new set of masterfully presented animalesque episodes.
Concert
8:00pm
Jazz à la Villette
8:00pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Accompanied by the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France, directed by Clark Rundell for the occasion, the pianist gives the international debut of his concerto for piano at the crossroads between two worlds, classical and jazz.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Accompanied by the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France, directed by Clark Rundell for the occasion, the pianist gives the international debut of his concerto for piano at the crossroads between two worlds, classical and jazz.
Film musicals
Concert
8:00pm
Jazz à la Villette
8:00pm
Grande Halle de La Villette
The whole of Europe and beyond now knows the voice of Selah Sue, the new queen of soul-pop rivalling Adele. Following up on two albums and a number of hits, the young Belgian takes the stage with a new acoustic repertoire.
Grande Halle de La Villette
The whole of Europe and beyond now knows the voice of Selah Sue, the new queen of soul-pop rivalling Adele. Following up on two albums and a number of hits, the young Belgian takes the stage with a new acoustic repertoire.

Activities

Sunday
2/09

Concerts

Show for kids
11:00am
Jazz à la Villette
11:00am
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
The story of young Lilo and his unexpected encounter with African-American music.
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
The story of young Lilo and his unexpected encounter with African-American music.
Show for kids
4:00pm
Jazz à la Villette
4:00pm
Little Villette
With a gentle approach in an all-blue ambiance, two exceptional musicians invite their audience of tots to explore the world of jazz through a mini-show built around several motifs from Miles Davis’s legendary Kind of Blue album.
Little Villette
With a gentle approach in an all-blue ambiance, two exceptional musicians invite their audience of tots to explore the world of jazz through a mini-show built around several motifs from Miles Davis’s legendary Kind of Blue album.
Concert
4:30pm
Jazz à la Villette
4:30pm
Le Studio - Philharmonie
In the twenties and thirties, there were no DJs; the great orchestras brought dancers to the floor until the night’s end. This orchestra of young French virtuosos revives the jubilant spirit and good cheer of the era of swing.
Le Studio - Philharmonie
In the twenties and thirties, there were no DJs; the great orchestras brought dancers to the floor until the night’s end. This orchestra of young French virtuosos revives the jubilant spirit and good cheer of the era of swing.
Concert
7:00pm
Jazz à la Villette
7:00pm
Grande Halle de La Villette
Between the musical grammar of his native Tunisia and the sharpest modern jazz, virtuoso Dhafer Youssef has developed his impassioned, inimitable identity as a singer and oud instrumentalist for more than a decade.
Grande Halle de La Villette
Between the musical grammar of his native Tunisia and the sharpest modern jazz, virtuoso Dhafer Youssef has developed his impassioned, inimitable identity as a singer and oud instrumentalist for more than a decade.

Activities

Monday
3/09

Concerts

Show
8:30pm
Biennale Pierre Boulez
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
A type of Japanese art music with Chinese origins, Imperial gagaku has long fascinated and influenced Western composers like Pierre Boulez, Olivier Messiaen, and Benjamin Britten thanks to its rich sonorities and rhythmic complexity.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
A type of Japanese art music with Chinese origins, Imperial gagaku has long fascinated and influenced Western composers like Pierre Boulez, Olivier Messiaen, and Benjamin Britten thanks to its rich sonorities and rhythmic complexity.

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Activities

Tuesday
4/09

Concerts

Concert
8:00pm
Jazz à la Villette
8:00pm
Grande Halle de La Villette
He is not to be called Christian Scott anymore, but by his full name: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah. The trumpeter changed - or “completed,” as he prefers to say - his surname a few years ago, to reflect his African American roots in New...
Grande Halle de La Villette
He is not to be called Christian Scott anymore, but by his full name: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah. The trumpeter changed - or “completed,” as he prefers to say - his surname a few years ago, to reflect his African American roots in New...
Concert
8:30pm
Biennale Pierre Boulez
8:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
No Pierre Boulez biennal would be complete without a concert from the Ensemble intercomporain. Under the baton of musical director Matthias Pintscher, the group returns to the source of their founder’s musical inspiration: the Second Viennese...
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
No Pierre Boulez biennal would be complete without a concert from the Ensemble intercomporain. Under the baton of musical director Matthias Pintscher, the group returns to the source of their founder’s musical inspiration: the Second Viennese...

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Concert
9:00pm
Jazz à la Villette
9:00pm
Studio de l'Ermitage
The show Kings & Bastards is made up of two distinct parts: a fully-electronic, prepared piano portion, followed by a part in which the piano becomes “natural” again.
Studio de l'Ermitage
The show Kings & Bastards is made up of two distinct parts: a fully-electronic, prepared piano portion, followed by a part in which the piano becomes “natural” again.

Activities

Wednesday
5/09

Concerts

Concert
8:00pm
Jazz à la Villette
8:00pm
Grande Halle de La Villette
Hailing from Kansas City, Janelle Monáe has created an ultra-sophisticated Björk-like persona with flux between android and emancipated sex symbol, making her mark as a direct heiress of the late Prince.
Grande Halle de La Villette
Hailing from Kansas City, Janelle Monáe has created an ultra-sophisticated Björk-like persona with flux between android and emancipated sex symbol, making her mark as a direct heiress of the late Prince.
Concert
8:00pm
Jazz à la Villette
8:00pm
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
For this concert at the Cité de la musique, Laura Perrudin offers a preview of the new songs on her album Poisons & Antidotes, to be released in September.
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
For this concert at the Cité de la musique, Laura Perrudin offers a preview of the new songs on her album Poisons & Antidotes, to be released in September.
Symphonic Concert
8:30pm
Biennale Pierre Boulez
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Claude Debussy, that incomparable magician of sounds, visionary of the senses, refined painter of colours, and master of the impalpable, is celebrated tonight a century after his death by some of the greatest musicians of our time.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Claude Debussy, that incomparable magician of sounds, visionary of the senses, refined painter of colours, and master of the impalpable, is celebrated tonight a century after his death by some of the greatest musicians of our time.
Concert
9:00pm
Jazz à la Villette
9:00pm
Studio de l'Ermitage
Creating a new sound and expanding (the acoustic trio has become an electric sextet), Journal Intime orchestrates a grippingly powerful musical score with infinite timbres—the immersive effect further enhanced by the scenography (lights and video).
Studio de l'Ermitage
Creating a new sound and expanding (the acoustic trio has become an electric sextet), Journal Intime orchestrates a grippingly powerful musical score with infinite timbres—the immersive effect further enhanced by the scenography (lights and video).

Activities

Thursday
6/09

Concerts

Concert
8:00pm
Jazz à la Villette
8:00pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
An unexpected pairing: August Green feat. Common, Robert Glasper & Karriem Riggins and Kenny Garrett, the exuberant saxophonist who has embraced the spectrum of the musical world since the 1980s, with a program ranging from Coltrane jazz to rap and...
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
An unexpected pairing: August Green feat. Common, Robert Glasper & Karriem Riggins and Kenny Garrett, the exuberant saxophonist who has embraced the spectrum of the musical world since the 1980s, with a program ranging from Coltrane jazz to rap and...
Concert
8:00pm
Jazz à la Villette
8:00pm
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
Inspired by Philip K. Dick’s Ubik, this science-fiction inspired musical play is extended with visual explorations in abstraction, dreams and outrageousness.
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
Inspired by Philip K. Dick’s Ubik, this science-fiction inspired musical play is extended with visual explorations in abstraction, dreams and outrageousness.
Symphonic Concert
8:30pm
Biennale Pierre Boulez
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Daniel Barenboim pays tribute to his dear friend Pierre Boulez via some of the composer’s most captivating and unique works, as well as through another sacred – and savage – ritual: Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Daniel Barenboim pays tribute to his dear friend Pierre Boulez via some of the composer’s most captivating and unique works, as well as through another sacred – and savage – ritual: Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.
Concert
9:00pm
Jazz à la Villette
9:00pm
Studio de l'Ermitage
The Wolphonics brings together for a live performance five free spirits from the French jazz scene and the captivating American artist Asha Griffith.
Studio de l'Ermitage
The Wolphonics brings together for a live performance five free spirits from the French jazz scene and the captivating American artist Asha Griffith.

Activities

Friday
7/09

Concerts

Concert
8:00pm
Jazz à la Villette
8:00pm
Grande Halle de La Villette
Jazz has long boasted a history of sibling musicians, from the Adderleys to the Moutin twins and the Heath Brothers, as if growing up together allows a more natural rapport to music to develop. The 3 Cohens are no exception to the rule.
Grande Halle de La Villette
Jazz has long boasted a history of sibling musicians, from the Adderleys to the Moutin twins and the Heath Brothers, as if growing up together allows a more natural rapport to music to develop. The 3 Cohens are no exception to the rule.
Concert
8:00pm
Jazz à la Villette
8:00pm
Atelier du Plateau
An unfinished narrative poem, for a singer and a rock combo.
Atelier du Plateau
An unfinished narrative poem, for a singer and a rock combo.
Concert
8:00pm
Jazz à la Villette
8:00pm
Cabaret Sauvage
1999. Bending New Corners emerges from the legendary Blue Note label. From atmospheric grooves to organic hip-hop, he gave rise to an entire generation of jazz. Nearly two decades later, the French trumpeter plays his record-turned-cult-hit again live.
Cabaret Sauvage
1999. Bending New Corners emerges from the legendary Blue Note label. From atmospheric grooves to organic hip-hop, he gave rise to an entire generation of jazz. Nearly two decades later, the French trumpeter plays his record-turned-cult-hit again live.
Concert
8:30pm
Biennale Pierre Boulez
8:30pm
Le Studio - Philharmonie
One of the most talented young composers of his generation, Benjamin Attahir has brought together a multitude of influences to craft a style marked by Boulez, Baroque composer Marin Marais, and the subtle nuances of Arabic music.
Le Studio - Philharmonie
One of the most talented young composers of his generation, Benjamin Attahir has brought together a multitude of influences to craft a style marked by Boulez, Baroque composer Marin Marais, and the subtle nuances of Arabic music.

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Chamber Music
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
A trio of stars ! Emmanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, and Yo-Yo Ma (three of the most important living musicians) combine their powers to perform Brahms, highlighting his passion and sombre grandeur to perfection.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
A trio of stars ! Emmanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, and Yo-Yo Ma (three of the most important living musicians) combine their powers to perform Brahms, highlighting his passion and sombre grandeur to perfection.
Concert
8:30pm
Jazz à la Villette
8:30pm
La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues
The shock quartet created this year at Banlieues Bleues, by the founder of Poni Hoax and saxophonist from Limousine, has a free and soul style all its own.
La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues
The shock quartet created this year at Banlieues Bleues, by the founder of Poni Hoax and saxophonist from Limousine, has a free and soul style all its own.

Activities

Saturday
8/09

Concerts

Show for kids
11:00am
Jazz à la Villette
11:00am
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
This family-oriented show features vintage modernity, with a century-old guitar pumped up with electricity, an overhead projector revived from a dusty school closet, and an ancient voice—the one that has been telling us stories since childhood.
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
This family-oriented show features vintage modernity, with a century-old guitar pumped up with electricity, an overhead projector revived from a dusty school closet, and an ancient voice—the one that has been telling us stories since childhood.
Concert
3:00pm
Biennale Pierre Boulez
3:00pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
The Boulez Ensemble programme offers an abundant combination of musical styles, converging into the performance of sur Incises.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
The Boulez Ensemble programme offers an abundant combination of musical styles, converging into the performance of sur Incises.
Concert
4:30pm
Jazz à la Villette
4:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
France’s wildest retro-futuristic orchestra celebrates its twentieth anniversary in public service by inviting in two free electrons from contemporary jazz. An unprecedented intermingling that is bound to be explosive.
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
France’s wildest retro-futuristic orchestra celebrates its twentieth anniversary in public service by inviting in two free electrons from contemporary jazz. An unprecedented intermingling that is bound to be explosive.
Concert
8:00pm
Jazz à la Villette
8:00pm
Atelier du Plateau
An unfinished narrative poem, for a singer and a rock combo.
Atelier du Plateau
An unfinished narrative poem, for a singer and a rock combo.
Concert
8:00pm
Jazz à la Villette
8:00pm
Grande Halle de La Villette
Three concerts to celebrate the mariage between jazz, electronica and minimalism, hosted by New-Yorks duo KNOWER, London-based Portico Quartet and Manchester-based trio Gogo Penguin.
Grande Halle de La Villette
Three concerts to celebrate the mariage between jazz, electronica and minimalism, hosted by New-Yorks duo KNOWER, London-based Portico Quartet and Manchester-based trio Gogo Penguin.
Concert
8:30pm
Biennale Pierre Boulez
8:30pm
Le Studio - Philharmonie
A pianist and musicologist fascinated by the music of the twentieth century, Ralph van Raat explores the searing Boulezian style.
Le Studio - Philharmonie
A pianist and musicologist fascinated by the music of the twentieth century, Ralph van Raat explores the searing Boulezian style.
Concert
8:30pm
Jazz à la Villette
8:30pm
La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues
The trio (not a quintet!) created by drummer Sylvain Darrifourcq with two other members of France’s new improvisational scene, cellist Valentin Ceccaldi and pianist Xavier Camarasa, explores the heritage of jazz in the experimentations of today,...
La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues
The trio (not a quintet!) created by drummer Sylvain Darrifourcq with two other members of France’s new improvisational scene, cellist Valentin Ceccaldi and pianist Xavier Camarasa, explores the heritage of jazz in the experimentations of today,...

Activities

Sunday
9/09

Concerts

Show for kids
11:00am
Jazz à la Villette
11:00am
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
To the rhythm of the bass, from the Harlem ghetto to the cotton fields and the Caribbean Sea, Rise Up! draws us into the narrative and musical African-American and Caribbean repertoire.
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
To the rhythm of the bass, from the Harlem ghetto to the cotton fields and the Caribbean Sea, Rise Up! draws us into the narrative and musical African-American and Caribbean repertoire.
Show for kids
4:00pm
Jazz à la Villette
4:00pm
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
To the rhythm of the bass, from the Harlem ghetto to the cotton fields and the Caribbean Sea, Rise Up! draws us into the narrative and musical African-American and Caribbean repertoire.
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
To the rhythm of the bass, from the Harlem ghetto to the cotton fields and the Caribbean Sea, Rise Up! draws us into the narrative and musical African-American and Caribbean repertoire.
Show for kids
4:00pm
Jazz à la Villette
4:00pm
Little Villette
With a gentle approach in an all-blue ambiance, two exceptional musicians invite their audience of tots to explore the world of jazz through a mini-show built around several motifs from Miles Davis’s legendary Kind of Blue album.
Little Villette
With a gentle approach in an all-blue ambiance, two exceptional musicians invite their audience of tots to explore the world of jazz through a mini-show built around several motifs from Miles Davis’s legendary Kind of Blue album.
Concert
4:30pm
Jazz à la Villette
4:30pm
Cabaret Sauvage
The latest vision of the leader of Snarky Puppy, this dream team is led by the voice of Guadeloupe’s Malika Tirolien. On this occasion, Michael League frees his bass and jazz fusion to concoct a Caribbean maelstrom with his … baritone...
Cabaret Sauvage
The latest vision of the leader of Snarky Puppy, this dream team is led by the voice of Guadeloupe’s Malika Tirolien. On this occasion, Michael League frees his bass and jazz fusion to concoct a Caribbean maelstrom with his … baritone...
Symphonic Concert
4:30pm
4:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Gustavo Dudamel conducts symphonies by Schubert and Mahler that are both equally luminous, gracious, and exquisitely simple. Despite being a century apart, the two Austrian geniuses have never seemed closer.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Gustavo Dudamel conducts symphonies by Schubert and Mahler that are both equally luminous, gracious, and exquisitely simple. Despite being a century apart, the two Austrian geniuses have never seemed closer.

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Concert
4:30pm
Jazz à la Villette
4:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
A pillar of European jazz since the start of the 1960s, Henri Texier has accompanied the greatest American jazz musicians. Not only the most emblematic of French bassists, but also a prolific composer, he keeps a sharp eye on today’s Parisian scene.
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
A pillar of European jazz since the start of the 1960s, Henri Texier has accompanied the greatest American jazz musicians. Not only the most emblematic of French bassists, but also a prolific composer, he keeps a sharp eye on today’s Parisian scene.
Concert
7:00pm
Jazz à la Villette
7:00pm
Atelier du Plateau
The exuberant electronic ambiance created by this quartet—conceived by saxophonist Daniel Erdmann and completed by the talented Théo Ceccaldi and Jim Hart and magician of rhythms Cyril Atef—transports us into a trance-like ballet of...
Atelier du Plateau
The exuberant electronic ambiance created by this quartet—conceived by saxophonist Daniel Erdmann and completed by the talented Théo Ceccaldi and Jim Hart and magician of rhythms Cyril Atef—transports us into a trance-like ballet of...
Concert
7:00pm
Jazz à la Villette
7:00pm
Grande Halle de La Villette
Navigating hip-hop, soul and jazz repertoires, singer José James with his signature Yankees cap was discovered in the late 2000s by keen ears at the New York crossover scene convened by Robert Glasper. He pays tribute to soul legend Bill Withers...
Grande Halle de La Villette
Navigating hip-hop, soul and jazz repertoires, singer José James with his signature Yankees cap was discovered in the late 2000s by keen ears at the New York crossover scene convened by Robert Glasper. He pays tribute to soul legend Bill Withers...

Activities

Wednesday
12/09

Concerts

Symphonic Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
The elegant music of Josquin des Prés; a radiant work from Lili Boulanger (a rare musical talent taken from us far too early); the colossal proportions of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 5… in sum, a programme rich with musical grandeur.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
The elegant music of Josquin des Prés; a radiant work from Lili Boulanger (a rare musical talent taken from us far too early); the colossal proportions of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 5… in sum, a programme rich with musical grandeur.

Activities