WHO ARE WE ?
A territorial structure
the Europajazz 2017 has proposed 97 concerts on 51 different scenes, 30 cities and 6 departments.
SCENES IN THE MANS 19 spots – 63 gigs
SCENES IN SARTHE 41 places – 87 gigs
SCENES IN L’ORNE 2 places – 2 gigs
SCENES IN MAINE-ET-LOIRE 2 places – 2 concerts
SCENES IN MAYENNE 3 locations – 3 concerts
SCENE IN THE ATLANTIC LOIRE 1 venue – 1 concert
SCENES IN VENDÉE 2 places – 2 gigs
EUROPAJAZZ is a citizen festival with a creative and sustainable project.
Its vocation: to spread jazz for all audiences and, constantly, for new audiences!
39 years of history! Created in May 1980 under the name of Le Mans Jazz Festival, renamed Europa Jazz Festival of Le Mans in 1985, then Europajazz since 2000, this festival is one of the oldest in France. From his European option deliberately chosen against the current of the jazz tradition at the dawn of the 80s, he has made a « signature » today recognized throughout Europe: 3 000 spectators at its creation, almost 36 000 in 2016. The Europajazz has today become a territorial structure of diffusion and creation for the Jazz and proposes throughout the year concerts, tours, cultural actions … and of course always the Europajazz Festival (April -may) with its final taking place mainly at the Abbey of Epau at Le Mans.
discovering new trends
IN 2018: 4 CREATIONS
The finale of the Festival at l’Abbaye de l’Epau: a true « laboratory », the historical matrix of the festival, this place is a testing ground conducive to the most original musical encounters. Thanks to a bold policy of « creations », Europajazz also knows how to discover new trends, invite emerging groups from all over Europe or the most imaginative American figures. « Impeccable militant will, proof of the possible by the music. A project, Vilar in jazz and jazz washed of its stereotypes « wrote Francis Marmande in Le Monde about the Europajazz.
to meet the public
In 2016-2017, cultural and civic actions constitute almost 45% of the activity of the association throughout the year.
> EUROPAJAZZ AT HIGH SCHOOL AND CFA
> EUROPAJAZZ AT THE COLLEGE
> WHITE HEADS TOUR
> EUROPAJAZZ IN TOUR
The Europajazz has always been committed to the origins of Jazz and has cultivated all its stylistic tendencies by offering all year round different highlights:
> NIGHT OF SALSA
> NIGHT OF THE JAZZ MANOUCHE
> NIGHT OF FANFARES
> EUROPAJAZZ WALKING
> THE MAGIC MIRRORS
> THE SWING TIME!
THE REGIONAL TOUR
Refusing the clichés that reserve Jazz to an urban elite, the Regional Tour brings this music to the heart of rural life, inviting to perform prominent figures of Jazz today. In 1988 was born the first big tour « In Sarthe » with more than 15 concerts of the « Patrick Gleyzes Special Quintet »!
In 2018, we welcome EMILE PARISIEN in all its states!
In connection with the economic actors
SINCE 2011, Europajazz develops stronger links with the business world through the implementation of different partnerships taking many forms: sponsorship, sponsorship … And every year, we offer different highlights bringing together our partners around the world. concerts, festive actions that allow us to maintain our relationships, to get to know each other better and to increase our respective networks in a user-friendly way.