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Jazz Festival - Neuville de Poitou (86) - 18th July, 23rd to 26th July 2015


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The 15th  Neuvil'en Jazz festival is set to take place this month in Neuville de Poitou (15km north-west of Poitiers) in the "Neuvil'en Jazz Village",

place Aristide-Briand.
This year's programme is as follows:

Saturday 18 July - Prelude - an open-air concert (weather permitting) in the neighbouring commune of Chabournay starting at 7.30pm with the Jazz Ink Quintet. Bring a picnic! (Concert will take place in the village hall if it rains).

Thursday 23 July - Free "apéro concert" starting at 7.15pm with the Ben Toury Quartet followed by the Valerie MacCarthy Quartet.

Friday 24 July - Free "apéro concert" starting at 7.15pm with the Pascal Faidy Quartet followed by the Maariv Jazz Orchestra.

At 8.45pm in the neighbouring Majestic concert hall, Mourad Benhammou & the Jazzworkers Quintet. (€15)

Saturday 25 July - Free "apéro concert" starting at 7.15pm with the Adrien Dupré Quartet followed by Oracasse.

At 8.45pm in the neighbouring Majestic concert hall, the Raphaelle Atlan Quartet followed by the New Meeting Quartet. (€20)

Refreshments are available on all three evenings,

including a special festival menu concocted by the gastronomic,

Michelin-starred,

restaurant le Saint-Fortunat (advanced reservation required).

Tickets can be reserved at Neuville's Tourist Office on 05 49 54 47 80 (English spoken), or purchased on the day (subject to availability).

The festival concludes on Sunday with another free event - a

"Picnic in the Park" from lunchtime onwards, accompanied by more live jazz (the Pacific Big Band, Peanut Butter  and Pillac). 
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