The prestigious, intimate and acoustically acclaimed Monte-Carlo Opera House located inside the Casino de Monte-Carlo is an architectural gem designed by renowned French architect Charles Garnier who also built the Paris Opera House.
Since its creation in 2006, the festival has welcomed the high patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and we would like to thank him for the interest he continues to place in the event.
The Festival will introduce us to, or possibly reacquaint us with, the biggest jazz stars as well as today’s fresh talents in this wonderful setting, a temple of music and art for over one hundred years.
The 13th edition’s program proves that jazz is still quite diverse and free in its expression – open to all musical trends but always leaving room for tradition.
Never static, it draws inspiration from all the world’s music, paying particular attention to artistic creation.
Gregory Porter will open the 2018 Festival on November 13th, revisiting the music of Nat King Cole. Afterward, there will be concerts from the biggest names in jazz today: Marcus iller & Selah Sue, John McLaughlin, Bobby McFerrin, Youn Sun Nah, Robin McKelle, Manu Katché, Hugh Coltman, Eric Legnini, Vincent Peirani, Electro Deluxe, Cyrille Aimée, and Keystone Big Band.
The festival will also play host to other musical genres, welcoming the pianist Denis Matsuev’s jazz repertoire, Sanseverino, Benjamin Biolay & Melvil Poupaud and, during the last weekend, Boy George and Culture Club.
This year, the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival will celebrate New-Orleans’ Tricentennial on November 23rd with Sanseverino and Hugh Coltman as an opening act! More information at onacoeventsusa.com