Jazz in Paris

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After the first World War, ParisĀ had been turned into a exciting and brand new hotbed of innovation and originality in bars and its music clubs. This subculture evolved after the influx of American soldiers arrived and brought with them their distinctive brand of music, which established itself and grew in popularity.

This area has become the home of jazz in town and was famed for clubs including Bricktop’s and Le Grande Duc. The clubs of the 30’s and the 20’s were the setting for a shift in the artistic and social growth of Paris during this period with some pioneers of the scene including the legendary Django Reinhardt, Darius Milhaud and Josephine Baker.

Paris is a city flourishing with Jazz history. This history is celebrated annually in the Paris Jazz festival, which takes place from the Parc Floral de Paris between July and June. This festival invites crowd pulling on jazz legends but also endeavours to showcase talent from talents of the scene. Concerts take place and are the ideal way to experience. With affordable modes of transportation and competitively priced Paris apartments this is the time of year to get your city break.

The music’s popularity grew rapidly and by the 1960’s Paris jazz clubs were blessed with jazz royalty like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Now there remains a strong tradition and Paris plays host to artists in the scene.

There are many forms of Jazz that one can enjoy. There’s no right or wrongs when it comes to music and it’s never too late to become part of or appreciate it.