The Paris Jazz Festival is an annual summer event which presents a programme of free concerts in the beautiful surroundings of the Parc Floral, with gigs every Saturday and Sunday from early June until July.
Highlights of the 2008 programme include The Erik Truffaz Quartet featuring Nya, Zuco 103, The James Taylor Quartet, Zap Mama and vocalists Angelique Kidjo and Dianne Reeves. We saw Truffaz last year and it was a great concert. Also Zap Mama is great ambiance. We went to a concert at Elysée Montmartre just around the corner of the Montmartre Studio Loft.
The concerts begin at 3pm till 6pm and are free to all those who have paid the standard park entry fee( 5 euro) . Arrive early to ensure that you get one of the 1500 seats available. Otherwise there is the equally appealing option of packing a picnic and basking by the park's miniature lake.
Parc Floral de Paris, Route de la Pyramide, Bois de Vincennes, 75012 Paris, M° Château de Vincennes.