The Paris jazz festival dubbed Banlieues Bleues takes the northern towns of St Denis, Pantin and others by storm every year in the early spring, offering a dizzying program of jazz talents from around the world. All genres, from Afro-Cuban rhythms, New Orleans style, to acid and experimental, are represented.
Banlieues bleues is one of the biggest jazz festivals in the Paris area, and has been running successfully for the past twenty years. An eclectic, lively festival, it features all kinds of jazz – traditional and contemporary, European and American, blues, soul and much more. With a host of internationally-renowned artists, this is a must for jazz fans who are in the Paris area in the Spring.