Jazzèbre – World Class Music on your Doorstep

2018 marked the 30th birthday of our region’s cult music event, Jazzèbre. Each autumn, since 1988, the festival has been bringing local, national and international artists together for a month-long frenzy of genre-bending performance.

As 30th birthdays should be, the 2018 festival was bigger, brighter and jazzier than ever before…

Photo credits: Luc Greliche / Didier Page

But if you think they’ve peaked… think again!

Saison Jazzèbre 2019

In the run up to this year’s festival (details coming soon!), the Jazzèbre season is already underway, with regular dates in springtime in venues across the region.


Friday 15th February

Black Indians & The Ride

7pm, Cinéma Castillet, Perpignan

Ciné-musique : Choose from 2 films exploring the relationship between black slave culture, native American Indian tribes and jazz or 2 films documenting Guinean percussionist, Mohamed Bangour (he will be at the screening, performing live), and a group of musicians’ fight to protect Madagascar’s natural heritage.

Bring along something to add to the communal picnic between screenings. Drinks provided by the cinema.

10€ / 12€

Friday 22nd March

Julien Desprez «Acapulco Redux»

8.30pm, Casa Musicale, Perpignan

An immersion in sound and light, at the heart of a sensory and visual installation, guitarist, Julien Desprez pursues a unique path of sound experimentation, where the guitar seems far from rock’n’ roll, or does it?


Saturday 23rd March

«Ella y yo» Violeta Duarte et le Trio Se

9pm, Salle de l’Union, Céret

Originally from Buenos Aires, the Roussillon-based performer pays homage to Argentinian poet, Alfonsina Storni, who in the 1920s was one of the few women of her generation to dare to be herself in the conservative and macho world of Buenos Aires Aires.


Wednesday 3rd – Saturday 6th April

Les Frénétiques!

UPVD, Vinochope, El Médiator, Perpignan

A series of concerts at iconic Perpignan venues showcasing eclectic, contemporary music.

Wednesday 3rd, 8.30pm, UPVD- Sonora Trio : inspired by the nomadic tribes of Mexico, Arizona and California, 5€

Thursday 4th, 9pm, Vinochope- Liquid Tension Jazz Experiment : a bubbling creativity, heavily influenced by the 70s, combines jazz and prog rock, FREE

Friday 5th, 8.30pm, El Médiator- La Dame Blanche : combining hip hop, cumbia, dancehall and reggae, the Cuban singer, flutist and percussionist delivers a powerful and irresistible sound, 13€

Saturday 6th, 9pm, Vinochope- Ukandanz : Ethiorock? Ethiojazz? This is a unique encounter between an electric quartet from Lyon and Asnaké Guebreyes, the charismatic singer from Addis Ababa, 12€

Saturday 11th May

Radio Tutti & Barilla Sisters

9pm, Salle de l’Union, Céret

Plunge into the Mezzogiorno Ball with the wild and festive southern Italian performers, the Barilla Sisters. Expect frenetic fun and carnaval chaos as they showcase their unique combination of vocals, tambourine, accordion.


Tuesday 21st May

Hélène Labarrière & Catherine Delaunay / Les Plaisirs Démodés

8.30pm, Casa Musicale, Perpignan

2 concerts for the price of 1! Les Plaisirs Démodés are a Roussillon-based trio of tuba, accordion and percussion, who gently reinvent and interpret French songs and compositions.

Double-bassist, Hélène Labarrière, pairs up with clarinetist and composer, Catherine Delaunay, for a brand new encounter between experienced musicians, passionate about poetry.


For more information,
Tel: 04 68 51 13 14

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