Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival 2016


From November 24th through to December 3rd, the 11th edition of the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival will take place at the Opéra Garnier Monte-Carlo!



2016 is the year of the 11th edition of the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival at the Opéra Garnier Monte-Carlo.


Since its creation 10 years ago in 2006, the festival has enjoyed the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco whom we would like to thank for the interest he has always shown.


The Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival 2016 will be held from November 24th through to December 3rd and will introduce us to, or possibly reacquaint us with, the biggest jazz stars as well as today’s fresh talents in this wonderful setting, a temple of music and art for over one hundred years.


Faithful to itself, the festival reflects jazz music as it is today: open to all musical trends but always giving way to tradition, never static and taking inspiration from all the world’s music, paying particular attention to artistic creation. 


Throughout this year’s event we will encounter the greatest musicians of our time, the most beautiful voices in contemporary jazz and some great soloists.


The 2016 programme reflects these 10 years of Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival. It shows that jazz is still as freedom loving and diverse, with no limitations.


We will be previewing, in an outstanding Monte-Carlo residence, Lambert Wilson, who will pay tribute to Yves Montand in a jazz spirit.


On Sunday November 27th at 6 pm, Angélique Kidjo, the great voice of today’s Africa, will present her show “Eve”.


From Tuesday November 29th to Saturday December 3rd we will be hosting a concert every evening featuring the biggest jazz players of today including Manu Katché, Richard Bona and Ibrahim Maalouf. We will equally be paying tribute to two jazz legends as we will be welcoming Al Jarreau, accompanied by the NDR Bigband, and Wayne Shorter with his quartet. As always, the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival is also the way to find out about the jazz of tomorrow, with trumpeter Airelle Besson, Sarah Lancman, the Malia / André Manoukian duo and the Alune Wade and Harold López-Nussa quartet around their “Havana-Paris-Dakar” project. Finally, we will be dedicating a special evening to Robert Charlebois who will be celebrating 50 years of song at the Opéra Garnier Monte-Carlo. Madeleine Peyroux will be sharing the billing with a presentation of her new album “Secular Hymns”.


For this 10th year, the festival will spread into the Casinos and several establishments of Société des Bains de Mer with the Funk Off fanfare, Mike Sanchez and a lot of other artists to be discovered at the event.


Have a good festival and long live jazz!



Prices: 80€ 


24th, 29th, 30th november and 1st, 2nd, 3rd december: 

Doors open at 8:00 pm

Concert starts at 8:30 pm


27th november :

Doors open at 5:30 pm

Concert starts at 6:00 pm






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