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Jazz Sous les Pommiers 2019

Festival Jazz Sous les Pommiers 2019: May 24 - June 1

Jazz sous les pommiers (Jazz under the apple trees) is an annual jazz festival in Coutances, France. Initiated by Thierry Giard and Gerard Houssin in 1982, the festival now attracts thousands of visitors and spectators every year, from home and abroad.

Performances take place at five venues: the Salle Marcel-Hélie, gymnasium converted into a theater (1,400 seats); the Municipal Theatre (600 seats); the Magic Mirrors (420 seats); the Cellars of Unelles (350-seat jazz club and 100-seat concert) and the Cinema (100 seats). Other outdoor events are held at various places, such as the Esplanade of Unelles or the Évêché Square. The festival also features a dynamic series of street performances.

In 2019, the electic programming of the Festival's 38th edition incorporates various jazz traditions, spanning from electronic music to classical improvised jazz, with solo, duo and band shows. Featured artists include Angélique Kidjo, Thomas Dutronc et les Esprits Manouches, Jeremy Underground, Fatoumata Diawara, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Théo Ceccaldi trio "Django", Anne Paceo among others.

Discover more detailed program information here.