On Thursday November 9th, the Envie de Jazz association presented the program for the next edition of the Fi’Jazz festival to a team of volunteers, supporters and representatives of the region, including Hélène Lacipière, vice-president of Grand Figeac in charge of culture and heritage , and Vincent Labarthe, President of Grand Figeac and Vice President of the Occitanie Region. A highly exciting program that will take place from May 8th to 11th. “The second edition of the festival attracted twice as many spectators as the first, so we are in a growth phase that we want to build on!” explained with humor Philippe Atrous, president of the festival.
The 2023 edition is indeed one to remember, with full halls, exuberant and top-class jams and a golden line-up. The 2024 edition should not be unworthy: musicians of international stature such as the drummer and composer Anne Paceo or the trio Rémi Panossian will be there. Tristan Mélia, pianist of the new generation, will open the festival in the auditorium.
At this Fi’Jazz 2024 we will also discover the Chocho Cannelle quartet, in which Camille Heim’s electric llanera harp replaces the bass; The hip-hop jazz of the talented troublemakers at Sampling is beautiful, the gypsy jazz of the Joshua Perez Trio, but also the Charlotte Planchou Quartet, which is one of the “ten artists to follow in 2023” according to JazzMagazine and Jazz News.
The street won’t be forgotten, with the New Orleans jazz funk of the Fanflure brass band… and a plethora of surprise jam sessions. “We broke the bank, but it’s worth it!” says Sandy Atrous, treasurer of Envie de Jazz, with a smile before thanking everyone who supports this highly anticipated event.